Harald the Audiophile

Updated

I recently tried to listen to some music using my laptop running Fedora Workstation (32). That was apparently something not many are doing and enjoying, as the default setup sounds just…terrible. Like traveling back to the nineties again, instead of that glorious LDAC or aptX HD experience most of us prefer.

Some googling later and it seems that this won’t be fixed on Fedora any time soon, partly due to licensing issues. RPM Fusion to the rescue, as always!

Enable the RPM Fusion repository if you aren’t already using it.

sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

Now we just need to install a semi-free pulseaudio bluetooth module to replace the default Fedora supplied module. I’ve stolen the instruction below from that projects wiki - you’re welcome.

sudo dnf install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-freeworld --allowerasing

pulseaudio -k

Now visit your system preferences and select an appropriate configuration with that sweet, sweet audiophile like quality.

PS. My FiiO BTA10 adapter is wonderful, unless you ever intend to take a phone call with it attached. The microphone is just trash. But the adapter makes some sweet tunes combined with the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 X.