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    Using bluetooth headphones with OS X
    Hey guy's,

    I purchased a pair of Philips SHB6100 bluetooth headphones for some late night listening etc.

    I had them working great on my Vista laptop, enabled by changing output from 'Digital Out' to 'Bluetooth Headphones'. The OS X seems to do this differently though.

    They paired to the mac in a matter of seconds and they do show up in the list of 'Line Out' devices but I can't figure out how to select them as the output method.

    Any help would be awesome regarding this!

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    Just to update, I figured out how to select the headphones and have 'blips' of sound playing through them.

    The problem is the audio quality - it's terrible! It freezes, skips and well isn't listenable if that's the word.

    Any way to improve this?

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    What version of OSX are you using? They should work in Leopard but you may have problems with earlier versions as I don't think A2DP was supported previously.

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    Hi shfle,

    Version 10.5.4. I too thought that Apple threw A2DP support into Leopard as well?

    I'll keep playing around with it...

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    Well, moved the USB Dongle from the back of the beast to the back of my monitor and hey presto.

    Must've been getting interference from the aluminum case, Apple's BT Keyboard & MM seem to respond a bit better now too.

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