I'm a recent RPi user.
Pi version - Pi 3, Model B
Bluetooth speakers - Philiphs BT64R
I've tested the speakers with other devices and the bluetooth pairing works fine. I've also tested my Pi with other devices and the pairing works fine too. Bizarrely, I can't get my Pi connected to the speakers.
Here's the trace:
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ bluetoothctl -a [NEW] Controller B8:27:EB:6E:90:94 raspberrypi [default] [NEW] Device F0:24:75:F0:7B:8C XXX's iPhone [NEW] Device FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12 PHILIPS BT64 Agent registered [bluetooth]# info FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12 Device FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12 Name: PHILIPS BT64 Alias: PHILIPS BT64 Class: 0x260404 Icon: audio-card Paired: yes Trusted: yes Blocked: no Connected: no LegacyPairing: no UUID: Headset (00001108-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb) UUID: Audio Sink (0000110b-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb) UUID: A/V Remote Control (0000110e-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb) UUID: Handsfree (0000111e-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb) [bluetooth]# pair FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12 Attempting to pair with FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12 Failed to pair: org.bluez.Error.AlreadyExists [bluetooth]# connect FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12 Attempting to connect to FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12 [CHG] Device FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12 Connected: yes Failed to connect: org.bluez.Error.Failed [CHG] Device FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12 Connected: no [CHG] Device FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12 Connected: yes [CHG] Device FC:58:FA:DC:9F:12 Connected: no [bluetooth]#
I am not using Blueman. I tried it and then I couldn't connect to any device via bluetooth so I decided to try without it.