11-16-2013 09:47 PM
I got a question about bluetooth headphones. I could create a new topic but I think it will be better answered here. Simple quesion, would the sound pass through this beats audio garbage before going to bluetooth headphones? I don't know too much about bluetooth so please excuse my ignorance. I'm guessing some generic windows 8 driver would process the sound instead and then send it through the bluetooth stuff and the bluetooth to the headphones? The only bluetooth devices I ever used were ps3 controllers and remotes so I don't know too much.
11-18-2013 03:18 PM
Hi, To answer your question about headphones connecting via bluetooth, it would depend on the device. Does the headset have a installation/ driver disk that came with the headset recommending that you install the software or drivers before attempting to connect to your computer? If it does, then I would recommend that you install and run the disk as outlined in the devises instructions. If it does NOT then just simply enable the bluetooth on your computer and on the headset and let them sink and it should work by using the same settings that power your computer speakers.
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11-19-2013 02:32 PM
Hey thanks. I guess I'll pass on the bluetooth headphones then. I was hoping it would bypass beatsaudio and use something that windows 8 provides instead. Also, looking at bluetooth headphones none of them say they come with an install cd or anything. I guess they either pair or they don't.
01-18-2014 09:44 PM
Well, I tried something. I uninstalled the beats audio driver and then it was reinstalled when I restarted the computer. The software worked fine. Then I thought, "maybe it goes back to it's old self when I restart again". Sure enough the second restart it was working how it was before with the volume swings and all that.
So, I've messed with this enough I guess. It probably won't be fixed ever so now I just want to install the generic windows 8.1 driver. How do I do that? I thought it would do that automaticly if I just uninstalled the beats driver and restarted. Instead I got the beats audio driver again.
01-18-2014 10:34 PM
I tried it again also disabling the idt audio codec in task manager before doing this. It installed a generic IDT driver. It got rid of the beats audio but it still has the volume swings. How would I get the generic windows driver to work on this without it it always wanting to replace it with an idt driver?
01-18-2014 10:43 PM
It may have stuck this time. I have to roll back the driver and then it rolls back to the generic windows driver. Already did a restart and it seems to have stuck so far.
01-19-2014 02:38 PM
...I have to roll back the driver and then it rolls back to the generic windows driver. Already did a restart and it seems to have stuck so far.
That was the solution that I used. It's been working since.
01-19-2014 03:35 PM
01-28-2014 12:36 PM - last edited on 02-24-2017 03:43 PM by OscarFuentes
To roll back the drivers to the original install. I have included the documents 'Using Recovery Manager to Restore Software and Drivers (Windows 7)', and 'Using Recovery Manager to Restore Software and Drivers (Windows 8)'. Please select the one that is appropriate for your operating system, and follow the steps for reinstalling software.
Please let me know if this answers your question.