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Airpods and chromebook audio echo

#1

Was curious if anyone has had this issue

I have a pair of apple airpods (don’t judge, at least not in the open) and a Lenovo chromebook thinkpad 13 codename sentry.

I’ve noticed under Chrome OS the airpods are slightly out of sync, resulting in a echoey reverby sound. The airpods work fine under Galiumos on the same device however, for my chromebook Galium is very slightly broken, so I reinstalled chrome.

Any suggestions on a possible fix or workaround?

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#2

It is probably due to higher latency in the wireless audio than direct playback from OS device

My OH has latency problems using powerline network connection to pipe music to kitchen. Running a LAN or USB cable instead would reduce latency, but would still not match latency of onboard audio.

General workaround is to only use one playback device

I can do a better workaround in Linux by adjusting latency offset in Pulseaudio - add additional delay to one audio playback device to synchronise both audio streams.

No idea whether this is possible on another OS

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#3

Thanks for the info.

I had a look in chrome os settings doesn’t look like there is a work around. I’ll probably just end up reinstalling Galiumos to be completely honest, but it’s slightly frustrating with the skylake processor. It’ll work great for a day (onboard audio won’t work but bluetooth audio will). but then it won’t suspend when the lid is closed or a variety of other problems (even after updating firmware) oh well. I guess that’s my fault for buying airpods.

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