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#277093 25-Sep-2020 09:46
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I am mostly set up on my new PC now, but there is this weird thing with my Bose QC35 headphones.

 

On my old pc, which I had to use a generic USB BT dongle for, my headphones show up in BT devices as "Bose Quiet Comfort 35".

 

But on my new pc, which has built-in BT, they only show up as "earmuffs".

 

Even if I use the old dongle in the new pc, I just get "earmuffs".

 

The headphones seem to be functioning fine, but i find the wording irksome.

 

How can I get the headphones to be recognised properly?

 

 

 

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  #2574067 25-Sep-2020 10:03
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You could manually change the name?

 

Control Panel - Devices and Printers - Right click bluetooth device - Properties - Bluetooth Tab - Rename. 


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  #2574078 25-Sep-2020 10:20
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Also, same Windows version? Old device using OEM drivers, new one using Windows drivers? So many variables. If it works, just change the name as above.





 

 

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  #2574082 25-Sep-2020 10:28
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Hmm both pcs running Windows 2004, but probably different BT versions.

 

Silly that the huckery old dongle identifies the headphones correctly and the new pc does not :)

 

 





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  #2574085 25-Sep-2020 10:31
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It's probably not the dongle, but the Windows drivers. It will see the QC35s but not know the correct name for them based on the QC35's hardware ID.

 

 

 

My (Win10) PC sees mine as LE-Bose QC35 II


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  #2574102 25-Sep-2020 11:04
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Oh I may have been too hasty, the mic doesn't work with the built-in BT.





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  #2574106 25-Sep-2020 11:11
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  #2574109 25-Sep-2020 11:17
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kiwifidget:

 

Oh I may have been too hasty, the mic doesn't work with the built-in BT.

 

 

It maybe you just need to change the input in the Control Panel | Sound settings.





 

 

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  #2574111 25-Sep-2020 11:21
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@freitasm , chance would be a fine thing, it's not showing up as an available input.





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  #2574114 25-Sep-2020 11:25
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You can rename the device with the Bose app, mine show in windows as ‘Thunder Flash’

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  #2574125 25-Sep-2020 11:39
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kiwifidget:

 

@freitasm , chance would be a fine thing, it's not showing up as an available input.

 

 

Depending on the device drivers it may show up as Audio, Headphone, etc. Which one it shows if you go to Settings | Bluetooth & other devices?





 

 

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  #2574131 25-Sep-2020 11:46
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It shows up in the Audio section as Earmuffs.

 

 

 





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  #2574133 25-Sep-2020 11:47
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Dynamic:

 

Gotta say...  LOVE your signature and profile pic 😂

 

 

I'd quite like to change my profile/user name to "Cookie" but I don't see how to do that. 😀

 

 





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  #2574139 25-Sep-2020 11:52
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kiwifidget:

It shows up in the Audio section as Earmuffs.



 


Exactly, change the name with the Bose app

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  #2574144 25-Sep-2020 11:58
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Also put the headphones into pairing mode before adding them in windows, slide and hold the power button

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  #2574145 25-Sep-2020 11:58
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Yes, it would have to be "Connected voice, music":

 

 

Perhaps try disconnect (not unpair), turn the headphones off and turn it on again?





 

 

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