2011 MBP: bad audio drivers in Windows

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by slime73, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. slime73 macrumors newbie

    slime73

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    After using my new 15" Macbook Pro for a little while it became apparent that the speaker quality in OS X is much better than in Windows with the drivers provided by Boot Camp (3.2), so I did some research and found out that Cirrus has been providing faulty audio drivers for macbook pros which don't enable the third (midrange) speaker in Windows.

    According to http://www.stuffedcow.net/macbook_audio there is a fixed driver available for Windows XP/32 bit Windows 7, but I'm using 64 bit Windows 7 and there doesn't seem to be any fix available for me. Does anyone have any insights?
     
  2. shardey macrumors 6502a

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    My built in speakers in my 2009 iMac also provides very low quality via windows 7. I haven't tried using headphones or speakers that connect with the 3.5 but my Bose companion 5 runs through USB and that's the only way that I can tolerate using windows 7. I have yet to see or find any way to be able to fix the built in speakers from sounds like its 16kbps quality.
     
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    It's the same on the Late-2008 MacBook Pro and most likely on all Macs. The sound drivers are horrible in Windows - makes it sound muddy.
     
  4. shardey macrumors 6502a

    shardey

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    How can apple still be putting out these poorly written drivers? It's been at least 2 years on my part with this trouble and still I have the ugliest sound come from the internal speakers.
     

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