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Mar 23, 2012

MacBook Pro late 2009

10.7 (OS X Lion) 

Today I received my brand new Sennheiser PX 210 BT. This headset supports APT-X for significant better audio quality. 

Alt+click the bluetooth icon in the menubar tells me the following info:

Bluetooth Version: 4.0.3.f12 Active codec: SBC (this should be APT-X) 

How can I change/fix this so I can use APT-X as the bluetooth codec?

MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.53 GHz), Mac OS X (10.7.3), iPhone 4

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