32 and 64 bit drivers.
CSR Harmony is Bluetooth + Apt-X software for computers. Currently there is not enough information about the software, so I'll try to uncover some details. The software comes with the Azio USB Micro BT 4.0 Adapter BTD-V400.
- CSR Harmony
- Drivers and Software - CSR_Harmony_2.zip
- (V2 Drivers and Software from unofficial source)
- User Guide/Manual (PDF)
- Official Product Page
- You may need the .NET 4.0 Framework for Windows.
The splash screen when install begins.
There are a lot of configurations available; you can change these later on.
Method of pairing devices: just go to the blue Bluetooth icon on the notification area and right click.
If your audio device (speaker, earphones, other) is in pairing mode it will show up here.
First time pairing will show like so.
When the computer connects to an Apt-X device it will show this. This is one way of determining whether a device has Apt-X or not. There are other methods to find out whether your device has Apt-X, for example if you have developer tools on Apple Mac you can try to find the codec being used--it's likely to be marked as unknown "Sent Command - SetConfiguration - ACP SEID [5 - Audio Sink] - INT SEID [2 - unknown unknown] - Audio non-A2DP" (courtesy of Jerome O'F.)
To enable the audio device: Press the Win key and type "Manage Audio Devices" and open it.
Windows will show two Playback devices, select the second one for high audio quality, make sure to press the "Set Default" button. The first option will enable the microphone, but the audio quality for music is crappy.
If you add several Bluetooth audio devices it would be good to rename the device. Just type in the desired name and click Apply button.
By default audio quality is set to 16 bit 44100 Hz (CD Quality), but you can change this to 16 bit 48000 Hz (DVD Quality). The higher audio quality can be problematic though (packets are delivered wirelessly, but it may cause a delay or "pops"). I would recommend having it on the CD Quality.
The About CSR Harmony Wireless Software Stack screen; this shows version 188.8.131.52
If you want to view all of your Bluetooth devices you can press the Win key and type "Bluetooth devices".
The Braven 650 speaker options. If you double click on A2DP it will activate high quality audio (just like on the "Manage Audio Devices" screen. Handsfree Profile allows mic but lowers the audio quality. The Braven 650 does allow play/pause.
JayBird BlueBuds X has the same options. The BlueBuds X has play/pause/next/previous buttons.
Monster Clarity HD lacks the AVRCP Target option (which I'm unsure what it means). The ClarityHD has play/pause/next/previous buttons.
The Soundmatters foxLv2 Platinum has the A2DP (Sink) high quality audio and Handsfree Profile. Although the foxLv2 Platinum is the most expensive portable speaker the device does NOT have play/pause/previous/next buttons.