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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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  • Unknown908 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Got it to work the way MrMcGIBBLETS described, but cant be in parties with other people across xbox live because they say its mad echoey. Could be an issue Microsoft knew all along and thats why they dont enable it?

  • Unknown908 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    MrMcGlBBLETS I have tried your solution with Turtle Beach X12 headsets to no success. I can not hear game sounds or chat audio. Both headsets work fine when I set them up with the splitter in to the TV and running a 2.5mm male to 3.5mm male to the controller for chat. But then there is the local chat issue which is why we are all commenting. Could it be the brand on your 3.5mm splitters and extensions? Any help would be appreciated

  • roseycat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Seems crazy to encourage families to get an Xbox One gold subscription for the family and then not allow them to do party chat so that they can be in a party with their friends and be able to chat everybody together. My daughters and I play a game together with a friend outside the house and in order for them to be able to communicate with a friend I have to repeat what they say.

  • CouthSpy1903327 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Come on MS not including a feature like this is just silly. I have just bought 2 headsets for my kids so they can play together with other online friends and only one can speak to and hear the party members. Needless to say the one who can't communicate with the party members is not best pleased, and I can't say I blame her. Why would I need to search for how to get this feature working, only to find out it's not available. Shocking....

  • 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.

    https://postimg.org/image/ezl9zq6ap/

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

    https://postimg.org/image/sc1ja7fc7/

    https://postimg.org/image/akqqnf13h/

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

    https://postimg.org/image/7toaq5t9h/

    https://postimg.org/image/b5w76iwhx/

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

    https://postimg.org/image/6ebyj1hvx/

    https://postimg.org/image/rc448xmg5/

    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).

    https://postimg.org/image/yxarrl96j/

    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.

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