[Bug 1707487] [NEW] Bluetooth speaker only plays as mono

David david26swindon at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Jul 30 09:52:21 UTC 2017

Public bug reported:

When I connect my Sony SRS-X1 Bluetooth speaker to Ubuntu, it only plays
back as "mono" and refuses to use "hi fidelity".

I have Windows 10 installed on the same laptop and when I've used the
Bluetooth speaker in Ubuntu, Windows will "forget" the speaker on its
Bluetooth list. I have to hold in the "reset" button on the speaker
itself and re-add the speaker to Windows 10. This ONLY HAPPENS if I try
using this speaker in Ubuntu, which suggests that Ubuntu is forcing the
speaker into "mono" mode and Windows then sees it as a different

Please help.
I will post all needed outputs as instructed.


** Affects: bluez (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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