2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2008 5:17 PM by thomas jerde
Robert Scarth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I am trying to connect my laptop to a set of Sony Bluetooth SRS-BTM30 speakers.

I can pair the laptop and the speakers apparently without problem, so that when I go to System Preferences - Bluetooth - Devices I see the speakers listed, with status
Paired: Yes
Configured: Yes
Favorite: No
Connected: No

I would like to connect the speakers so that I can listen through them. So I go to System Preferences - Sound - Output but there is no sign of the speakers there.

Am I trying to connect the speakers correctly?
If not what should I do?
If I am doing everything correctly what could be the reason that I am unable to connect them?

The speakers work fine, and I am able to listen to them through a wire connected to the laptop.

PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • 1. Re: Connecting to bluetooth speakers
    thomas jerde Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    i just bought this same wireless speaker set, and it is working for me. however, i have read that the bluetooth protocol it uses, A2DP, is only supported by system 10.5 leopard. that might be your problem.

    running 10.5 on my macbook pro, i see the device in the bluetooth preference pane as you do, but it also shows up in my sound output pane, as well as showing up as a "headphones" device in my bluetooth status menu.

    i bet if you upgrade to leopard it'll work for you.
  • 2. Re: Connecting to bluetooth speakers
    thomas jerde Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    for any googlers brought to this conversation, here's my additional experience with the sony SRS-BTM30 wireless speakers running off my MBP in leopard.

    they work pretty well if a solid connection is made. i was having trouble with the connection (over a distance of about 16 feet) until i started turning my MBP so that it faces exactly in the direction of the speakers. then it worked much much better. the connection still gets interrupted momentarily when i stand between the computer and the speakers, but it works through a closed door with no problem.