Last week I converted myself to wireless earphones.
I don’t consider myself an audiophile, I don’t have any deep knowledge of music but I kinda enjoy listening to it.
Because of this I have had a few decent pairs of headphones, earphones and monitor speakers in my life; they all shared a thing: cables.
Last week I pulled the trigger and bought myself my very first pair of wireless earphones: Sony WF-1000XM4.
The main idea was to use them with the phone and maybe with work issued laptop which is running Windows, I did not even thought they would work with my Linux laptop.
But to my biggest surprise they just work on Linux, no fiddling with
btmgmt; just enable BT in
Gnome settings, long press for
5 seconds on both earphones to activate pairing mode and wait for them to pair.
What’s even better is that from
Gnome audio settings it is also possible to
select the codec, to my even further surprise
LDAC is also supported.
Gestures also work, play, pause, next song, deactivate noise canceling, etc.
2021 really is the year of Linux desktop.