Wired earphones were fashionable and comfortable in the past, but with time and wireless technology became popular, we were exposed to Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth technology is ideal for connecting other devices such as tablets or mobile phones to laptops or computers to transfer any file from a mobile or tablet to the computer or in reverse.
Then, headphones came with Bluetooth functionality, allowing listeners to enjoy music wirelessly via their laptops, mobile phones, or any other music device. Many Windows 11 users complained that when they tried to listen to audio through their Bluetooth-connected headphones or speaker, the audio quality decreased, and the sound quality worsened.
However, there are a few options to try before giving up on Windows. We’ll start by tackling the basics, then move on to more complicated ways to fix this issue in the shortest time possible.
Reconnect Your Bluetooth Hardware.
Be sure that it’s not an intermittent interruption slowing your audio output before you begin troubleshooting. Take the Bluetooth-enabled hardware on your PC and add it to eliminate it. If connecting to a different device doesn’t solve the issue, you can proceed to the next step.
Update Device Bluetooth Driver
One of the main problems is an old driver. This is among the simplest solutions and can resolve most issues that arise out of the blue.
To update the Bluetooth driver on your device, go to your Start Menu and search for Device Manager. If you can see the tile in the results of your search, then click it to launch.
1. In the Start Search box, enter “device manager” and click Device Manager when you see it on the results list.
2. Click the Arrowbeside Bluetooth to extend the listing.
3. Right-click the Bluetooth adapter, and then select to update the driver in the dropdown menu.
4. Click search automatically for drivers and follow the directions on how to download the latest version.
Rule Out Hardware Issues
If you’re certain that this isn’t a temporary issue, it is best to eliminate any hardware problems. So remove the audio output device you have connected to the computer, and then connect it with a different device, such as a mobile phone or computer. If you experience audio delays when connecting the device to another, your hardware is the cause.
To rule out any range issues move towards the source to see whether the audio output is similar. If you’re confident that the hardware has caused the issue, you’ll be required to repair or replace the device.
Ensure Your Media Player Is Working Fine
After determining the hardware issue, make sure that the delay in audio is not a result of the media player you’re playing the video or audio in instead of an operating system the hardware. Media players can trigger problems that aren’t pleasant like the ones we’re talking about. However, this is not as likely.
Disable Audio Enhancements
Audio enhancers aim to ensure that your headphones sound flawless. Although they generally do this, it can be criticized for causing audio distortion. So, if you’ve activated this option, you should try to deactivate it to determine whether it can fix the issue.
Follow the steps below to disable audio enhancements
- Right-click on the Windows Start button and then select Settings.
- The left-hand sidebar will appear. Select the System Tab.
- In the pane to the right In the right-hand pane, Click in the left-hand pane, and then click.
- In the output section, choose your suitable audio device.
- Select Advanced under Enhance Audio within the Output settings.
- Within the Properties window, select the tab for Enhancements. Tab.
- Make sure to check the box that reads Delete any enhancements.
- Click Ok after Clicking to apply.
The removal of the audio enhancements could provide a more smooth audio experience. If this doesn’t make a difference, proceed to the next solution.
Notice: Occasionally, disabling audio enhancements can further degrade sound quality. If you want the same result check the box once more to allow audio enhancements.
Tweak Windows Audio Service
If none of these fixes work for you, it is important to ensure that the Windows Audio service has been set up properly. Follow the steps below to ensure this is done:
- Search for “Services” in the Windows Search to open the Services application.
- In the right-hand side pane, find in the right-hand pane, locate Windows Audio service.
- Double-click on the Windows Audio service.
- Check that Automatic is selected In the Startup dropdown in Windows Audio Properties. (Make sure that that Automatic (Delayed Stop) isn’t set)
- Select to Apply and Accept after you’ve altered.
Run Bluetooth Troubleshooter
The final thing to test is to determine whether your built-in Windows troubleshooter can help to help you solve your issue. In most cases, Windows won’t uncover anything that can help, but it’s only a matter of seconds to run it.
1. Click Start and then click Settings.
2. In the Settings window’s search box, enter “troubleshoot” and then click Troubleshoot any other issues when you find them in the search results.
3. In the Other section, look for Bluetooth and then click the run button. Follow the directions for running the troubleshooter.
Improve the Quality of Your Windows 11 System Audio
If you follow the steps above and procedures, you will be able to get rid of the delayed sound and allow it to flow more easily. If the fixes do not work, you should update the latest version of Windows OS if an update is available. If that doesn’t work, call your hardware manufacturer’s customer service, as you may have to install a special driver to fix the delay in your audio.