2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 26, 2013 3:59 PM by Kella101
Kella101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



I have a MBA 13" (only had it about a week...). I put bootcamp on and Win 7 x64 ultimate. All is working really well except when I plug my headset in, Win 7 only recognised the headphones.


I have tried this in OSX and the mic work, its an Iphone compatible headset, so not only does the mic work but the volume buttons on headset work also. However, when I plug this in when in Win 7, no external Mic is detected.


Any ideas? I've tried reinstalling the Bootcamp audio drivers, no change. Unable to locate any online either...Cirrus Logic CS4206b (AB 86).


I have seen a few of these posts online, but from about 2 years ago... has this been fixed yet?



MacBook Air, Windows 7, Bootcamp
  • 1. Re: MBA Mid 2012 - Bootcamp Win7: Headset Mic not recognised in Win7
    BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (10,970 points)

    You might want to check on a Windows forum since it is a problem you are experiencing with Windows, not OSx, and your headset. Another place to check would be with your headset manufacturer's site and their support pages to see what they say about their headset and Windows 7 64 bit. When you go to these other forums be sure to tell them the name and model of the headset. Also, if the headset requires drivers, make sure you have downloaded and installed the correct Windows 7 64 bit drivers.

  • 2. Re: MBA Mid 2012 - Bootcamp Win7: Headset Mic not recognised in Win7
    Kella101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    Thanks for your reply. The issue is with Windows, but it appears to be due to OSx drivers from bootcamp, that does not detect both input and output from the headphone jack. There are no drivers required, I have used this headset on various other Win7 x64 machines.


    As above, it works fine in OSx, it is just that bootcamp drivers for the soundcard do not include that the hardware on my MBA allows both input and output from the same jack. Ms dont supply drivers for Bootcamp.