Did you find a solution to the "choppy" playback with Macbook Pro? I am having the same problem- a clicking sound that is like the age old skipping that comes with a scratched CD- The tapping sound is present when playing music via Bluetooth on Macbook Pro, not via other AUX inputs. I have phoned Bose twice and they have taken me through the usual resets, unpairing and repairing, restarting computer etc etc, checked Bluetooth software version, checked iTunes music format (.mp3) and bit rate. All fine. Have now sent the Bose speaker back to Bose for them to fault find but they have said that if they can't find anything, I will have to go to the Genius Bar to troubleshoot.....
Having sent my speaker to Bose to have it checked over, they returned it to me unable to recreate the problem saying it was fault free. They included the following instructions to adjust bluetooth settings to 40.
Open Terminal and use the command:
defaults write com.apple.BluetoothAudioAgent "Apple Bitpool Min (editable)" 40
Restart, turn off both devices then re-pair.
This has vastly improved the quality of sound on the speaker, although not ALWAYS perfect as have found that if I am working on the keyboard or browsing the internet at the same time as listening to music via Bose speaker there is a little jumpiness.
Further research in various forums has shown there are other settings to experiement with:
30 – Low audio quality
40 – Medium audio quality
48 – High audio quality
58 – Excellent audio quality
Hope this helps.
Last night I was experimenting with this and it would seem that the problem is a wifi issue with Macbook Pro.
If you disable wifi on your mac, you should find that there are no audio issues with the Bose speaker. But as soon as I turned it back on it would interfere with the sound again. Not really very practical but I do believe that it locates the issue. No such problems with iphone though.