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Party chat with other players on your console

After my kids go to sleep my wife and I like to watch TV or play coop games together. We both have headsets so the game noise does not wake up the kids. The problem is that we can't talk to each other. We should be able to party chat between two controllers on the same console. That way we still hear the movie or game and still be able to talk between the headsets. Currently we can be in the same party but you can't hear the other controller.

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  • WiggyWhatNow commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When did they remove that? I played cod ghosts alot and participated in the clan activities with my next door neighbor. His account benefited on my accounts gold. My friend and I would constantly be the same party with our clan mates which was a life saver because at the time my daughter was a light sleeper. This was years ago now but it's weird it's not a feature now.

  • MrMcGlBBLETS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have posted a solution to this issue below! If it works for you please post your response/results as well as vote to Microsoft. Your time is greatly appreciated!

    Happy chatting:)

  • MrMcGlBBLETS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Follow the pics below.

    Here are the ends of my headsets' wires.

    Next plug in the splitter(in this case it is being used as a combiner). Cross the mic (pink) wires.

    Now plug in the 3.5mm type trrs extension cables into the splitters.

    Lastly, plug the male ends of the extension cables into your controllers.

    Don't forget to plug in the USB for each headset;)

    Happy chatting.

  • MrMcGlBBLETS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I ran into the same issue. The following will help you if your headsets have USB power, game audio(green), and mic audio(pink). In this case, I have two Turtle Beach X12 headsets.

    You won't be able to hear each other talk unless you cross the mic cables(see the link below).

    You will need two 3.5mm splitters and two 3.5mm extension cables. If your controllers don't have the 3.5mm type TRRS plug, then you will need to get two controller audio adaptors as well.

  • jonnydobs commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just voted! Keep the dream alive! This is an awesome feature and should totally be added. Come on Xbox!

  • M2 Rob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Does Microsoft even read this stuff?! Over 2 years and 1000+ votes and still no support. I'm pretty sure it could be done with a quick software update. Millions of people use gaming headsets to play local co-op. Doesn't make sense, you can talk to someone across the world with your headset, but have have to take it off your ear to talk to the person next to you. Make local chat possible already

  • RealLuck commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is definitely needed. Since my wife and I have headsets that cover both ears to hear game and party audio, we can't hear each other in the same room.

  • SightlessKombat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I certainly agree with this. It'd be good to be able to talk to local co-op partners for games like Gears etc as part of party chat. Not sure how easy it'd be to do, but it'd be good to have some clarification.

  • XanderCrews6962 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, this is very annoying, I bought nice headsets (mucho dinero) for my daughter and I to play co-op games, and even though we are sitting next to each other, we can't hear one another (noise canceling headsets). Please fix this issue soon.

  • LI6HTER THIEF commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Lots of votes here, and it should be a simple fix. I'm having the same problem. My girlfriend and i just bought headsets so we could play while the kid's asleep, and I can't hear a word she's saying. I never dreamed this would be an issue. Seems like it should be basic functionality. If I can hear a person across the world, and I can hear myself in the headphones. Why on earth should the only one I can't hear be the person sitting right next to me?

  • Agent Meow Meow commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Still waiting on this. Have a brother that I play splitscreen with, along with our friends, so it's difficult to hear him with my headset. Usually have to leave one ear uncovered and it starts to get uncomfortable after a while.

  • Fantasytails commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We want to be immersive in our games that means top notch headset being used for each couch co op player, especially at night. Would love to communicate with each other without taking the headset off. Mic sensitivity should fix the echo problem if there is any.

  • Mud Duck IX commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    People saying "aren't you in the same room" have clearly NEVER used noise cancelling headsets with in-game audio. Please just stop wasting everyone's time and don't reply if you haven't. This sucks to not be able to communicate while playing.

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