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May 14, 2017

Use Bluetooth Headphone or Speaker on Ubuntu 16.04 [Solved]

May 14, 2017
I recently got a soundbot wireless portable speaker, which is by the way really great! but It had some issues making it work with ubuntu.

After pairing it was working with Headset Head unit (HSP/HFP) which produced a really bad audio quality.

to get the sound right It should be using the High Fidelity playback (A2DP Sink) but it wouldn't select that profile from the sound preferences.

so after doing some googling I came up with a really simple solution

Use Blueman

sudo apt-get install blueman

selecting the High Fidelity playback (A2DP Sink) from audio profile in Blueman worked !!!

and I am now enjoying my soundbot to the full extent! :)


Sometimes when selecting High Fidelity Playback an error is shown

you can run the following command to fix this. you may have to run the command multiple times to make it work.

sudo rmmod btusb ; sudo modprobe btusb

after running the command again try to set the audio profile to High Fidelity Playback.

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