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Hackintosh AirPods sound quality issue

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Hello team!
In short: I have Hackintosh (i7 8700k , 32G RAM, MB MSI z370 SLI Plus, BT module from Ali - BT module and Logitech c270).
BT module works fine out of the box.
So by default I am using mic from Logitech c270 and it works perfect (Skype, zoom, etc)
By default Airpods sound configuration looks like this --> 2 channels and 32 bit quality

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When I want to use mic from AirPods - I can hear some kind of sound degradation

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after that my airpods sound quality goes to 16 bit and 8,0 Khz (which is not good at all :( ) and I can't use32 bit configuration.

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So team , if you have any ideas how to fix this issue - I would be very grateful!
Thank you!
 
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Did you ever find a solution to this?
 
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Hmmm, I am not sure I completely agree.

When using air pods on a native mac the micro quality drops to 16 kHz, where as for my hackintosh it drops to 8 kHz. Which obviously noticeably worse.

So i suppose I agree the quality drop is expected, but it is far worse then normal. I would kill for 16 kHz microphone quality :)
 
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Hmmm, I am not sure I completely agree.

When using air pods on a native mac the micro quality drops to 16 kHz, where as for my hackintosh it drops to 8 kHz. Which obviously noticeably worse.

So i suppose I agree the quality drop is expected, but it is far worse then normal. I would kill for 16 kHz microphone quality :)

Oh, I missed that detail, sorry. Yes, that does seem strange. For what it's worth, I have this BT module as opposed to the one OP mentioned and I'm only observing the expected drop to 16kHz, so no difference between my Hackintosh and my MacBook Pro.
 
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Oh interesting. Is that with actual air pods or a different bluetooth headset?

With actual AirPods and AirPods Pro.

Maybe the one you have is the secret I need for this.

I can definitely recommend it, everything including Handoff etc. works flawlessly. The only thing I added is an antenna extension for the BT module to get the antenna closer to the front of my desk.
 
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Same issue here. Hava you get a workaround to this?
 
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Oh, I missed that detail, sorry. Yes, that does seem strange. For what it's worth, I have this BT module as opposed to the one OP mentioned and I'm only observing the expected drop to 16kHz, so no difference between my Hackintosh and my MacBook Pro.

I actually have the same one (the Fenvi T919) and do have the problem with only 8kHz audio, which is puzzling. I use my airpods on Zoom quite often so this is frustrating - anyone else have a different experience?

Out of interest, when did people buy their cards? Mine is from December 2019...
 
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same here, mojave no problem - catalina quality very bad with microphone on
 
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