Bluetooth audio latency while gaming

ZT-6ba223c6ZT-6ba223c6 Level 2
edited October 2021 in ROG Phone 5

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  1. Model Name: Asus ROG 5 Ultimate
  2. Firmware Version: WW18.0840.2106151
  3. Rooted or not: rooted
  4. Frequency of Occurrence: every time
  5. APP Name & APP Version (If your issue relates to the app): all games

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Hey all,

I have a Bose AE2 Soundlink headset and while everything works great while watching videos / listening to music I have a really noticeable delay/latency while gaming. It feels like 1-2s. When I slash swords in medival games the sounds mostly starts after the animation is finished, when I press buttons the "button press sound" starts when the new "view/menu" is rendered.

It's the issue in every game. I also tried different Bluetooth devices but it's the same for all I own.

Things I tried so far

  • factory reset
  • remove games from Armory Crate
  • change several settings / refresh rates / X - Mode
  • try different games / install games not from play store

I use the same Headphone as with my old phone and it's all fine with my 4 year old OnePlus 5.

Do you have the same issue or is there anything you can suggest?


  • Also have the same issue when playing gaming, especially with codm.,,

  • Bose AE2 Soundlink does not support APTx, in headphone mode it is in SBC, it is the oldest Bluetooth codec with the lowest bandwidth and highest latency.

    It is possible that the ONE 5 is an optimization with SBC and that it is with 180-200ms which is the lowest in SBC

    For me, even the APTX Low Latency (40ms) is still too high and there are less than 40 compatible headphones, I have no suggestions, one of my criteria was the obligation to have a jack, precisely for Games.

  • ZT-6ba223c6ZT-6ba223c6 Level 2
    edited September 2021

    So this isn't something that will change unless I buy a new headset?

    Really strange I had not expect this from a 1000€ phone to be honest. How can a 5 year old phone handle audio better than a gaming device?

    I mean 500ms would be fine for me but it's more like 1-2 seconds

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