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Bose QuietComfort 35 is a bluetooth headphone, which can be used on Archlabs. We do have to install some software to make it work. That is why we write the tutorial.


We need to install the following extra codes to install bluetooth on ARCHLabs.

sudo pacman -S pulseaudio-alsa pulseaudio-bluetooth 
sudo pacman -S bluez bluez-libs bluez-utils bluez-firmware blueberry

sudo systemctl enable bluetooth.service
sudo systemctl start bluetooth.service
sudo systemctl daemon-reload

Sometimes I also install pavucontrol. It is an alternative way to connect to different streams. Volumeicon is up for the job together with pavucontrol (Super + V) or in the menu Pulse Audio Preferences.

Since I do so many installations, I have scripts to do the installation job for me. You can find my scripts here.



Let the magic of rebooting be on your side. So reboot.

Enable pairing on your headphone.

User manual at bose. Use this link until broken. Backup link at bottom.


Go to the bluetooth icon, click on the bluetooth icon and connect to your device.

Go to the sound icon (bottom right) and select your device.

See that the Output profile is High Fidelity Playback (A2DP sink). MUCH better sound than the other setting Headset Head Unit (HSP/HFP). As long as you do not see this headphone in your sound settings, you guess it, something is wrong. And in bluetooth nothing seems that simple. Then you can start googling. May I suggest the archlinux guide as a start. I hope the installation was a success. A screenshot of the settings in pavucontrol.


Use the buttons on your headphone for volume handling

Use the middle (multi-function) button for the next song (double click)

Use the middle (multi-function) button for the previous song (three clicks)