When you connect any pair of Bluetooth headphones or Bluetooth devices to your computer, but the audio would frequently cut in and out randomly or disconnect even it was fully charged, it’s pretty sure you’re experiencing the Bluetooth audio stuttering issue.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone and we have fixes for you.

If you’re using 2.4 GHz band WiFi, your Bluetooth devices and WiFi may interfering with each other and cause the issue. Shut down your WiFi and check whether the problem is disappeared.
If not, read on to try the below fixes.

Try these fixes:

There are 6 fixes that have helped many users solve the Bluetooth audio stuttering issue. You don’t have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Run the Bluetooth troubleshooter
  2. Disable audio enhancement 
  3. Change audio formats
  4. Update audio drivers
  5. Reinstall the audio driver 
  6. Repair system files

Fix 1: Run the Bluetooth troubleshooter

Windows has built-in troubleshooters to fix some common errors. You can run the Bluetooth troubleshooter to fix the Windows 10 Bluetooth audio stutter problem. This is the most common and easy way to fix the problem.

If you’re using the Windows 11 system, follow the steps below:

  1. Press the Windows logo key + I keys to open Settings.
  2. Click System > Troubleshoot > Other troubleshooters.
  3. Click the Run button next to the Bluetooth, and follow the instructions.

Here’s how to do it on Windows 10:

  1. Press the Windows logo key + I keys to open Settings.
  2. Click on Update & Security.
  3. On the left pane, click Troubleshoot.
  4. Under Find and Fix other problems, click on Bluetooth.
  5. Click on Run the troubleshooter.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the process.
  7. Reboot your computer and check whether the problem is fixed or not.

If this fix was unable to solve the issue, please move to the next fix.

Fix 2: Disable audio enhancement 

Audio enhancement is designed to make your system sound perfect. But things can go wrong somethings. To fix your sound stuttering problem, please perform:  

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key + R on the keyboard at the same time.
  2. Type mmsys.cpl and press Enter
  3. Right-click your default playback device (the one with a green tick) and click Properties
  4. Click Enhancement. Make sure the box for Disable all enhancements is empty. Click Apply and OK to save the change. 

If you don’t have an Enhancement tab here, the culprit is not enhancement then. Move on to the next fix. 

Fix 3: Change audio formats

If your audio driver or software doesn’t support the current audio format you have, sound issues such as static or stuttering would happen. To fix it, you can try different audio formats: 

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key + R on the keyboard at the same time.
  2. Type “mmsys.cpl” and press Enter
  3. Right-click your default playback device (the one with a green tick) and click Properties
  4. Click the Advanced tab. Select 16 bit, 48000 Hz (DVD Quality). Click Apply and OK to save the changes. 
  5. Test to see if your sound is still stuttering. If yes, go back to step 4 and try some other formats until you find the one that works for you. 

If your audio problem remains, don’t worry, you need to update your audio drivers. Move on to method 4 for help. 

Fix 4: Update audio drivers

The wrong or outdated audio drivers could be the reason for the Bluetooth audio stuttering issue.

You can manually update your audio driver from the manufacturer’s website, which requires time and computer skills.
If you don’t have time, patience, or computer skills, we recommend Driver Easy to you.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version, it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

  1. Download and install Driver Easy. 
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.  
  3. Click the Update button next to the flagged audio driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version).
    Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All). 
The Pro version of Driver Easy comes with full technical support.
If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com.

Fix 5: Reinstall the audio driver 

If updating the driver doesn’t work, you might need to do a reinstall to fix the problem. The incompatibility problem between your sound driver and your software would happen, then comes the stuttering sound. You can reinstall your audio driver to fix it: 

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time.
  2. Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter
  3. Double-click to expand Sound, video and game controllers. Right-click the driver for your default audio device and click Uninstall device
  4. Click Uninstall.
  5. When the uninstall finishes, restart your computer. Windows will automatically find and install the audio driver for you. 

Fix 6: Repair system files

Sometimes corrupted system files and hardware issues will lead to all kinds of errors. To identify the cause and repair it, you don’t have to check those components one by one but perform a quick automatic system scan.

Fortect is a powerful tool that specializes in Windows repair and cleaning to get your PC optimized. It scans to get full visibility of your PC health so that it can repair and replace damaged or missing files on your computer (registry keys, DLL files, etc). It’s like a fresh reinstallation of Windows, but keep your programs, user data, and settings as they are.

  1. Download and install Fortect.
  2. Open Fortect and click Yes to run a free scan of your PC.
  3. Fortect will scan your computer thoroughly. This may take a few minutes.
  4. Once done, you’ll see a detailed report of all the issues on your PC. To fix them automatically, click START REPAIR. This requires you to purchase the full version. But don’t worry. If Fortect doesn’t solve the issue, you can request a refund within 60 days.
The Pro version of Fortect comes with 24/7 technical support. If you need any assistance, please contact Fortect support:
Email: support@fortect.com

We’ll be glad if any of the fixes above can help. But if you need more help with your audio issue on Windows 10, feel free to leave us comments and we’ll see what we can do to help. 

142
142 people found this helpful

Available in other languages

Haben Sie Ihren Kopfhörer über Bluetooth mit Ihrem Computer gekoppelt, ruckelt, stottert oder rauscht jedoch der Sound? Hier sind 5 Lösungen.
guest
34 Comments
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments