Default [Q] Bluetooth Speaker Volume

No matter what volume I pair my Verizon HTC One M8 (KitKat) at, my bluetooth volume reverts to "LOW" each time connect to Bluetooth speakers. I get a "Maximum Volume Warning," and then have to manually crank it up with the volume rocker on the phone.

I use several speakers throughout the house...JBL PowerUp in my living room, and a Waterproof Speaker in the bath. Forums indicate that this has been a problem for other users on the M7, and some phones as far back as the Dell Streak! Only advice I can find is re-pairing, but I've done that at Maximum volume, and the higher volume setting will not hold.

Is this a know issue? Are there any other workarounds?? Anyone else having this problem???