Thank you all for your input. I ended up obtaining an Insignia USB Bluetooth Adapter with the 4.0 capability. Its really tiny and I at first thought I had been given the wrong thing. Its about the size of my thumb nail (horizontal measurement) and just fit into the usb port.
I have to be careful because, If I dropped it, my dog would immediately think it was something to eat…then I’d have two problems, no dongle and a dog that needed to go to the vet. Fortunately, a piece of scotch tape will keep it safely attached to the desk top when not in use.
Anyway, I got it setup and used the same method for discovery on my earbuds for my pc setup as I did for my phone. I did go back to the instructions for the earbuds in order to make sure I followed that process. Its a good thing I tend to read instructions before using stuff.
I know a few folks who don’t do that and then can’t figure out why something is not working. I remember that because I used to tutor students in college how to use software in order to do their class assignments. I can’t tell you how many times all I had to do was pick up the instruction manual when a question arose in those sessions…eventually, they realized that was their first step if they wanted to succeed without having to call someone in the middle of the night while trying to fix something in their software for an assignment due the next morning.
And you are correct regarding the sound. Its like talking into a tin can attached to a string to another tin can. When I was a kid we all did that when out playing one game or another. It was a major means of “communications,” if you know what I mean.