I have MacBook Pro 15inch mid 2014, https://support.apple.com/kb/sp704 It works still fine after all these years. Only problem now is that I use my AirPods Pro with it. It works fine for music of video's. With with calling or zoom meetings the quality is very bad. This is a problem with the Bluetooth chip, its 4.0. Is it a possibility to use a Bluetooth 4.2 or 5.0 dongle and disable the internal one? And can somebody recommend a dongle?

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    What makes you think the problem on the Zoom mtgs is cause by the 'bluetooth chip'?
    – fsb
    Feb 7, 2021 at 21:09
  • Because the limitation of the chip. When the microphone of my AirPods gets active the output of the AirPods is limited to only 8000hz. I did read this is a limitation of Bluetooth 4.0. Feb 8, 2021 at 8:50
  • See if this setup video helps. I saw many comments on the Apple Support boards that said this was helpful in getting AirPods to work with Zoom.
    – fsb
    Feb 8, 2021 at 13:14
  • This issue seems to be related to protocol limitations, reducing the quality to Mono 8.0 kHz whenever the mic is used (apple.stackexchange.com/q/282705/62173). However, this issue does not occur when connecting the AirPods to bluetooth-5.0 iPhones or iPads. — Did you find a working dongle for the MacBook Pro 2014, Hamkaastosti? — I've tried the Asus BT-500, but it did not work for me (apple.stackexchange.com/q/416386/62173).
    – fiedl
    Mar 24, 2021 at 14:14
  • To confess, I did give up. I now use the internal mic in my MacBook and then I can use my AirPods as speaker only at 48kHz. But if you find something working, please tell me😅 Mar 25, 2021 at 15:06


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