I have to manually pair my QC35 II headphones to my Macbook every time I turn it on
I have a 2018 Macbook Pro for work, paired with a pair of QC 35 II headphones. The headphones didn't connect consistently to my laptop, so I updated the firmware from what was in the box. Now, they never connect on the first try - I have to use the Bluetooth dropdown menu to manually select them and hit "connect." That works every time, but it's an unnecessary and annoying step. OSX 10.13.6, headphone firmware Version 3.1.8.
It's disappointing to me that headphones this expensive can't get Bluetooth right, and considering the number of problems I've had with BT products both expensive and cheap, I'm pretty sure Bluetooth is broken at a fundamental technical level. Maybe it's the problem of the 2.4 GHz band. Maybe it's something in the software. All I know is that I have never owned a single Bluetooth device that connects and pairs 100% of the time without issue. I wonder if we'll ever get there.