1. mylesimp46's Avatar
    After using my new Nexus 7 for about a week I've noticed when streaming Bluetooth the sound quality is horrible....my RAZR Maxx HD sounds so much better with much less distortion... Has anyone else experienced this issue or do you think it wouId be best if I exhanged my tablet? Thanks!

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    08-20-2013 09:16 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    After using my new Nexus 7 for about a week I've noticed when streaming Bluetooth the sound quality is horrible....my RAZR Maxx HD sounds so much better with much less distortion... Has anyone else experienced this issue or do you think it wouId be best if I exhanged my tablet? Thanks!

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    I don't have either, but here may be a couple possibilities.
    1. The Bluetooth radio is bad in your device.
    2. The Bluetooth radio quality isn't as good as the one Moto used.
    08-20-2013 09:28 AM
  3. YAYTech's Avatar
    Haven't noticed any sound quality issues streaming from my Nexus 7-13 to my Alpine stereo in my car. *shrug*
    08-20-2013 11:41 AM
  4. flugelboy's Avatar
    I stream bluetooth to a Panasonic sound bar at home. I've noticed that the quality is much better than streaming bluetooth from my HTC Evo4G LTE. There is not nearly as much "noise" streaming from my N7. That said, bluetooth streaming in general, leaves a lot to be desired.
    08-21-2013 04:14 PM
  5. tflash's Avatar
    I stream bluetooth to a Panasonic sound bar at home. I've noticed that the quality is much better than streaming bluetooth from my HTC Evo4G LTE. There is not nearly as much "noise" streaming from my N7. That said, bluetooth streaming in general, leaves a lot to be desired.
    I compared the sound of a full .wav file on a set of BT Headphones and a set of wired Headphones. They were of similar type of open-cell foam pads on the outside of the ear.
    I could definitely hear a difference, the BT set was low dynamic range. The wired set sounded much fuller. It might not have been the signal transmission method that caused the difference, but it's possible. Isn't BT audio compressed like .mp3 files? I can't stand .mp3 files due to this.
    08-21-2013 06:19 PM
  6. Grabber5.0's Avatar
    I haven't done a real comparison, but I do think it isn't as good as the BT on my iPhone 5.

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    08-21-2013 07:01 PM
  7. mylesimp46's Avatar
    Yeah after listening to it more its definitely not right...I guess I'll be calling Asus tomorrow!

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    08-21-2013 10:15 PM
  8. sfhub's Avatar
    I think in 4.3 or nexus 7 the default bt bitrate is lower. There is an update on xda where they increase the bitrate and it sounds normal again.

    Here is the post
    Android 4.3 Bluetooth Audio Quality Fix for Nexus 7 Flo - xda-developers
    08-22-2013 02:52 AM
  9. tflash's Avatar
    I think in 4.3 or nexus 7 the default bt bitrate is lower. There is an update on xda where they increase the bitrate and it sounds normal again.

    Here is the post
    Android 4.3 Bluetooth Audio Quality Fix for Nexus 7 Flo - xda-developers
    Yeah, I'm not going to flash the ROM. I guess it's back to wires for HQ audio.
    08-22-2013 03:54 PM

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