Audio Jack - output only?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rayber, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. rayber macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2008
    Very basic question here. Is the MBA audio jack output only? Reading the tech specs, I believe this is the case, but wanted to confirm.

    I'm debating whether I really need to get a USB headset for Skype or if my iPhone headset will do. I am guessing the former....

    If this is the case, what have your experiences been using a USB headset with your MBA? The BT headset experiences sound like a USB headset would be the only practical solution.

    Thanks guys.
  2. drewsof07 macrumors 68000


    Oct 30, 2006
    The audio jack is out only. If you had a bluetooth headset you could use that as a regular headset with the computer. I don't know if you'd considered that route yet or not. good luck :)
  3. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    The bluetooth audio is pretty bad - It's the usual crap I've had from all Apple notebooks. The Air has A2DP in addition at last, but that is even worse as well - I really don't know what is up with Apple and wireless in general.

    Best bet is a USB headset. I've used a phone-shaped handset and that worked without problems, so no reason to doubt that anything else wouldn't work.
  4. rayber thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2008
    Thanks guys - from what I've read, the BT option sounds fairly poor, so will likely just pick up a standard USB headset.

    Appreciate the help.....

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