Are you experiencing mic echo issues on Xbox Series X? We've got you covered!
Hearing the sound of your own voice echoing back to you is not always a pleasant one. Mic echo was a problem in Xbox One and now it has come up on Xbox Series X as well, which is a really annoying issue. While this is not ideal, it is not as bad as Xbox party chat not working at all.
Having effective communication is a key part of being able to enjoy the online gaming experience with your mates. So if you find yourself in the situation of needing to stop mic echo Xbox party chat issues, here are some fixes for you to explore.
What Causes Mic Echo Xbox Series X Issues?
Most typically, the echo is caused by feedback from either your headset or your TV speaker system. This is then picked up again by your mic, and rebroadcast through everybody's headsets. It can often be down to the culprit having their volume turned up too loud, and addressing this can fix the mic echo Xbox problem.
Beyond this, the issue could be caused by your headset, or your controller, or it may even be down to somebody else in the party causing issues. Usually, you can identify the culprit by figuring out who can't hear the echo, and getting them to try turning their volume down.
Other common causes include:
- The microphone detecting ambient noises, such as those coming from the earpiece of the headset
- The headset plug is not fully inserted into the controller
- It's possible that the battery levels are low on your Xbox wireless controller
But if this doesn't seem to be doing the trick, here are some other things you can try.
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How To Stop Mic Echo On Xbox Series X
If you are experiencing mic echo on your Xbox Series X, we know how frustrating this can be. The good news is that there is a way to stop it and this is what you need to know. Follow the below troubleshooting tips to get rid of mic echo on your Xbox Series X.
Make sure your headset is working properly
You can test the headset by connecting it to a different controller, and see whether this resolves the issue. You can also try disconnecting and then reconnecting your headset, to see if this resolves the issue. Even try cleaning the plug on the headset cable (if your headset isn't wireless) and then reconnect the headset to the controller. You can even check to see whether your controller needs a firmware update.
Turn off the TV audio
If your audio output is set up through your TV or surround sound system, this could cause your echo issues. This is especially true if your headset mic is close to the speakers. Turning down the volume on your television may be sufficient to stop the headset from picking up the ambient noise and echoing it back. But you can also make sure your audio output isn't going to both your TV and your headset by doing the following:
- Press the Xbox button
- Select Settings
- Select General
- Press Volume and Audio Output
- Choose Party chat output
- Select Headset
Turn down the headset volume
Another possible issue is that the mic on your headset is picking up the audio that is coming through on your headset. Especially if this is turned up particularly loud, or they aren't noise cancelling. Try turning down the volume on your headset, or try moving your mic slightly further away. Adjusting the audio mixer settings can also lessen the impact of this.
Fix mic echo Xbox issues by checking in-game voice chat settings
A final thing to try, in case the above hasn't worked, is to check the specific voice chat settings for the game you are playing. Not every game will have these settings, and they may not apply to party chat. But in some games, the settings might need tweaking, to stop the headset from echoing.