Windows 10: Bluetooth Audio Output/Input for Sony WH-1000XM4 Not Working

Discus and support Bluetooth Audio Output/Input for Sony WH-1000XM4 Not Working in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; I have been using my Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones with my Windows 11 PC for more than 100 days with no issues. Recently, the device stopped being... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Kaan ALTINAY, May 1, 2023.

  1. Bluetooth Audio Output/Input for Sony WH-1000XM4 Not Working


    I have been using my Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones with my Windows 11 PC for more than 100 days with no issues. Recently, the device stopped being recognized by my system as an input-output device. It connects over Bluetooth, videos pause when I take my headphones off as they used to when playback was not an issue. But the audio output continues to happen through the device speakers. I have tried to select the device as default from the Advanced Sound Settings, but it is not even on the list of devices under the "Playback" tab. Bluetooth audio with another headset works perfectly, and my headset

    :)
     
    Kaan ALTINAY, May 1, 2023
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  2. Bluetooth Sound Output with Sony WH 1000xm4

    I have a new pair of Sony WH 1000xm4 bluetooth headphones that pair and play with my iPhone no problem. With Windows 10, I am able to pair the headphones and they show up as a paired bluetooth device, but then there is no option to select them as the sound
    output. I am using an MSI g66 stealth laptop. I have the latest version of windows (version 2004).

    I have tried all the usual steps (unpairing and re-pairing, updating windows, updating firmware on the headphones, coming back the next day and trying all of those steps again). I have also sought support through windows who has recommended uninstalling
    and reinstalling the drivers, which I have done a few times now without fixing the problem.

    Put another way, the central problem is that in the device manager the headphones show up as a bluetooth device, but NOT under 'Audio inputs and outputs' and therefore I am unable to select them as an audio output under windows settings

    My hunch is that the windows driver is screwed up. I think I want to try installing a third party driver, but I do not know which driver.
     
    john_11_22, May 1, 2023
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  3. Jan J.23 Win User
    Bluetooth Headphone Won't Connect in Stereo Just in Hands Free

    Hello, I'm Jan and I'm happy to help you today. Most likely the Bluetooth drivers are causing the problem. Please try each method below to troubleshoot the Bluetooth audio problem

    1. Click Start

    then search "Devices"

    Select "Bluetooth and other devices settings"

    from the list select your WH-1000XM4

    Click Remove device

    Press Yes.

    2. Open Device Manager

    Click on "View"

    Check "Show hidden devices"

    Expand Bluetooth

    Then right-click on your WH-1000XM4

    Then uninstall all the drivers related to your Sony WH-1000XM4

    Restart your computer.

    Then try to pair again your WH-1000XM4 to your computer.

    3. Open the Control Panel

    Click View by: Large Icons

    Select Devices and printers

    from the list of devices

    right-click on your WH-1000XM4

    then select properties

    Click the service tab.

    then put a check on all the features under the Bluetooth services.

    click apply then ok.
     
    Jan J.23, May 1, 2023
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  4. Bluetooth Audio Output/Input for Sony WH-1000XM4 Not Working

    Bluetooth audio stuttering and lagging

    **FIXED with Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones**

    • Remove the headphones from the Bluetooth settings in Window 10
    • Unistall LE_WH-1000XM4 from the Bluetooth section in Device Manager
    • Download the Sony Connect headphone software and make sure you are running firmware version 2.5.0 or above. If not, use the app to update the headphone firmware.
    • If your internal Wi-Fi/BT card has an external antenna that came with the motherboard, ensure this is fitted.
    • Re-add the device in Windows 10 Bluetooth settings.
    • Fixed
    Or it was for me at least. I hope this helps anyone!

    Good Luck

    J
     
    JoeyJJ7333, May 1, 2023
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