Re: Bluetooth speakers on a PC with NVDA?

Kevin Chao

I was under the false-impression that Bluetooth 5 would reduce latency, but more detailed research prooved very little audio improvements in this new version of Bluetooth.

On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 7:07 PM David Griffith <daj.griffith@...> wrote:


I don’t use Bluetooth speakers because of possible latency. Having said that I understand from a Podcast from Jonathan Mosen that the new Bluetooth 5 standard, if I remember correctly, might improve the situation.

So checking the Bluetooth standard of the speakers and your machine might reveal if this is the Bluetooth standard. If not I would personally avoid them and stick to a wired solution.

Some speakers pair with each other wirelessly but accept a wired input  from a sound source into one of the speakers which may be a solution. I have some speakers which can do this but have never used them on a PC.


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From: Mary Otten
Sent: 04 November 2017 00:02

Subject: [nvda] Bluetooth speakers on a PC with NVDA?


Hi all,

I am considering a set up with clips ProMedia to Bluetooth speakers for my new PC. I have had less than stellar experiences with phones and Bluetooth speakers or headsets. There is latency, and with my Apple TV and sound bar, it was unusable, because the voice consistently miss the first few syllables due to the delay in the speaker kicking in. This would be totally unusable on a PC of course with the screen reader and software speech. My old PC has a hardware card for speech, and the Mac has USB speakers. So I have no experience with a PC or Mac for that matter, with Bluetooth speakers and software speech. I really like these speakers, but not if they’re going to present issues with the software speech for the screen meter. Comments?




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