Is there a way to separate game chat from game audio?

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  1. TheuNauz
    TheuNauz Guest

    Is there a way to separate game chat from game audio?


    Hello,

    I would like to enjoy surround sound over speakers in a home theatre and communicate with other people at the same time. It is important that I only hear chat over my headset and not over the speakers. Therefore I bought a mono 1 ear chat headset. The cheaper one. I used to have such a fancy bluetooth in-earpiece with my 360, but now they don't sell these types of headsets anymore for current generations.

    Anyway, when I play with friends via Xbox party, this method works perfectly. I mix the chat volume at 100%, so only hear the chat through my headset and the game audio comes through the surround system. Perfect!

    However, I also play (large battle) games where in-game communication (proximity chat) is essential. In this situation, the chat somehow belongs to the game volume. So I can't use the mixer on the Xbox: I can only hear both game audio and chatter on my headset. Then you would assume that the in-game chatter cannot be separated from the rest of the in-game sound. But the interesting thing is, when I play with a headset, I don't hear any game chat through the speakers. So in game audio is definitely separable. But how?

    Is this something that the game has control over? There is an in game chat/audio mixer, but that makes no sense, because if I switch off the game audio there, it also disappears on the surround. What's going wrong now? Is there a possibility to control this?

    I'm playing on XSX.

    Thanks in advance!

    :)
     
  2. [ A J ] Win User

    Is there a way to separate game chat from game audio?

    Hi, TheuNauz! thank you for reaching out.

    My name is AJ, I'm an Independent Advisor for the Xbox Community.

    I'm sorry to hear the games' audio is having a negative impact on your ideal gaming experience. Unfortunately, separating game chat from game audio is currently not possible.

    I understand how this could seem a bit contradicting when considering the fact that game chat is automatically separated from the game's main audio if a headset is plugged in; however, this separation can't be achieved manually.



    Please let me know if you have any other questions.

    Best regards.
  3. ThisGameIsSucky Win User

    Club chat thoughts

    The Xbox Live Clubs could benefit from the use of voice parties integrated into the club menus separate from party chat and game chat, if you catch my drift?
  4. DrifterX22 Win User

    Should Xbox add a voice control for Parties ?

    It may be useful but you can get headphones that are able to control party chat volume separate from game volume.
  5. XBF Diego M Win User

    Cant use mic on windows 10

    Hi Isaiah,

    It seems the issue is related to the in-game chat option not working properly in a streaming format since your mic and headsets works in other formats and they work separately on different displays.

    What happens if you invite your brother's profile to an Xbox Live party chat and communicate that way? Is there an audio or mic issue when forming a party chat and choosing to not speak in game chat?
  6. FullM3ta1Jack3t Win User

    Headset not working

    Hello ese2320,

    Is there a volume wheel on one of the ear pieces of the headset? Because on the wireless version headset there is, and the chat volume is separated from it. Check that, because it could be all the way down.
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