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Streaming video games is now more popular than it has ever been, and because to gaming consoles such as the Xbox One, there has never been a better moment for players to interact with others from all over the globe. When it comes to playing games with other people online, having a microphone might be an absolute need. It gives players the ability to interact with their friends and share information with their teammates, which gives them an edge while playing the game.
However, if you possess an external microphone, you’ve probably struggled to get your USB mic to work with your Xbox One at some point. The USB ports on the Xbox do not natively handle audio input, which is the cause of this problem.
The uplifting news is that there is an answer to this problem. We have discovered a simple workaround that will enable you to utilise your USB mic with the Xbox One so that you may continue to compete in online gaming environments.
The Xbox console is equipped with USB 3.0 ports, which allow users to connect a variety of devices, including gaming controllers and the Kinect Adaptor. The ports do not provide native functionality for audio inputs such as microphones and other similar devices. If you put a USB microphone into the console directly, the microphone will receive power but will be unable to transmit audio. As a consequence of this, the only way to transmit audio to the console is by using a controller for the Xbox One. What you need is outlined below.
To begin, you will need a microphone that connects through USB. Both the Blue Yeti USB mic and the Rode NT-USB mic perform very well when it comes to audio recording and streaming. No matter whatever microphone you decide to go with, it must feature a volume control knob for you to be able to manually adjust the level of the output. You are able to manage both how you sound to others and how others hear you thanks to the volume control. Xbox requires you to do all of these actions manually. If you want to attach an extra auxiliary wire, the mic you’re using has to have a 3.5mm headphone output.
In addition to a USB microphone, there are a few other items that are going to be essential for you to have. To connect your headset to your Xbox controller, you will need the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter or, as an alternative, the Turtle Beach Ear Force Headset Audio Controller. Neither of these adapters are sold separately. In comparison to the Turtle Beach audio controller, the Xbox One adapter is the one that comes more highly recommended by me due to the fact that it functions smoothly and produces fantastic sound when combined with additional microphones.
Next, you are going to want a Headset Adapter Audio Splitter 3.5mm Male to 2 Female with Labels so that you may connect a microphone and headphones to the device. In order to connect to your headset adapter, you will need to use the splitter. Next, you’ll need an extra 3.5mm Auxiliary Audio Cable to put into the mic end of the splitter cable, and then you’ll need to plug the other end of that cable into the 3.5mm headphone port on your microphone.
In the end, you will need headphones that are connected to an audio cord. It is not recommended to use a gaming headset that also has a microphone since doing so may cause the audio output from the microphone and the headset to get jumbled. Take a look at our guide that outlines the five simple steps required to connect Bluetooth headphones to the Xbox One. The audio cord for the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones is included in the package, and the headphones’ sound quality is excellent. It is necessary for you to connect the audio wire that is attached to your headphones to the end of the audio splitter that is labelled “headphones.”
Let’s proceed through the steps now that you have everything you need to utilise a USB mic with the Xbox One:
Once everything has been connected, your Xbox will be able to identify the audio coming from your microphone as well as your headphones. When you go online, you can now communicate with other players using your microphone, and you can listen to both the conversation and the stereo game audio straight via your headphones at the same time.
Using the Xbox One can cause you to experience audio delays, regardless of how quickly your internet connection operates. Mic lag is when there is a delay between speaking into your microphone and hearing your voice over the game’s stream. This might happen while playing video games. The latency in your microphone is not only an annoyance, but it may also have a detrimental impact on how well you play the game. If your voice is not in rhythm with your movements, your teammates can hear callouts too late, which might be detrimental to the team’s performance. When you play with other people online, a delay in the audio may create a variety of problems, and it can even lead you to lose the game. Fortunately, there is a solution to the problem.
After a few moments, Xbox will realign the audio in your headset and camera, and your controller will resynchronize itself shortly after that. The delay that occurs between speaking into your microphone and hearing your voice over the broadcast will be eliminated if you follow these procedures.
When playing at loud decibels with an Xbox One, using the console’s built-in microphone might result in an echo. If you’re having issues with mic echo, one solution is to use a gaming headset that has a boom mic. If other players in the party chat are complaining that they can hear their own voices reverberating back to them when they speak to you, adjust the volume on your headset so that it is one notch lower. Try it with two notches if the first one doesn’t work. It is possible that the audio for the Party chat on your Xbox is configured to broadcast concurrently to both the headset and the speakers. This would explain why everyone else in your party is echoing.
Now party chat will come through the headphones only, and you should no longer experience an echo.
If you’re using an authentic Xbox One headset or headset adapter, adjusting the volume of incoming voice conversations couldn’t be simpler. All you need to do is go to the Settings menu on your Xbox One controller. The volume may be increased and decreased by pressing the “+” and “-” buttons located on the right-hand side of the portion that connects into your controller. Follow the instructions below to change the level of incoming voice chat if you are not using an approved headset or adapter with your Xbox One controller: