Jonahbader2
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Does my computer AND headphones need bluetooth 5.0 to work?

So after lots of research, I've found that when using a bluetooth headset on Windows 10, you cannot have both A2DP and HFP profiles active at the same time. After reading a bit about Bluetooth 5.0, it looks like it supports broadcasting to up to two devices to a time.

I have a pair of Bose QuietComfort II headphones that I want to use with my PC. With my current 4.0 adapter, I cannot use A2DP and HFP profiles at the same time. Would a 5.0 adapter allow this to work? Or do the headphones needs to be 5.0 compatible as well?

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Charlotte_G
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Re: Does my computer AND headphones need bluetooth 5.0 to work?

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Hello Jonahbader2,

 

Thank you for your post and welcome to the Bose Community. 

 

It is not possible to enable A2DP and HFP/HSP at the same time on the QuietComfort 35 II's. Regardless of the Bluetooth version on your device, it is down to the headset. After looking into this, it is apparent that the headset will need to provide backchannel support for this to work, and regrettably, these headphones do not.

 

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

 

Warm regards,

Charlotte G - Community Support

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Charlotte_G
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Re: Does my computer AND headphones need bluetooth 5.0 to work?

Author Accepted Answer selected by Jonahbader2

Hello Jonahbader2,

 

Thank you for your post and welcome to the Bose Community. 

 

It is not possible to enable A2DP and HFP/HSP at the same time on the QuietComfort 35 II's. Regardless of the Bluetooth version on your device, it is down to the headset. After looking into this, it is apparent that the headset will need to provide backchannel support for this to work, and regrettably, these headphones do not.

 

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

 

Warm regards,

Charlotte G - Community Support

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