Are you experiencing audio problems with your Xbox? Let’s take a quick look at the reasons and fixes. Audio issues on the gaming platform are pretty common and thankfully Xbox has some really quick troubleshooters for this issue.
Fix Xbox Audio issues
Before we proceed with the troubleshooting, check that the audio of your TV is not on mute and if you are using any external speakers, check that they are well connected and turned on. If everything is fine and you are still facing audio issues, let’s check the other fixes.
- Check your HDMI connections
- Run your Audio setup tool
- Check Chat Mixer settings
- Check audio receiver
1] Check your HDMI connections
To check your TV and HDMI connection, press the Xbox button on your console and open the guide.
- Go to Profile & System -> Settings-> General.
- Go to TV and Display options and select Video fidelity & overscan.
- Under the Display option, select HDMI.
This will ensure that the device connected to your console through HDMI will be the main source of audio input. Check if now you are getting the audio or not.
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2] Run the Audio setup tool
To run this setup too open the guide from your Xbox button and go to Profile & System.
- Go to Settings > General >Volume & audio output.
- Go to the Advanced option and sect the Audio setup option.
- Select the one you want to use and then press the A button to start the Audio test on your Xbox.
- When you select any audio setup for testing it gives an audio cue and this way you will know which of your speakers is faulty and you can then troubleshoot it.
- If there is any hardware problem in your speaker system, you probably have to change it.
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3] Chat mixer settings
If you are facing this audio issue in your active game while using the voice chat feature, the problem possibly is in your Chat mixer. Check your Chat mixer’s settings and adjust the sound level while communicating.
- Press the Xbox button to open the guide and then go to Profile & system.
- Go to Settings and then click on Volume & audio output.
- Go to the Advanced options and select Chat mixer and the best suitable option.
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4] Audio voice receiver
If you have any external audio receiver connected to your console, the issue could be there too.
To check the audio receiver-
- Take your TV remote and go to the Input button.
- Switch away the input source of the audio receiver and then back.
- Restart the audio-video receiver and set your TV connection to HDMI.
- Open the guide on your Xbox using the controller and go to Profile & system.
- Go to the Settings->General->TV&display.
- Under the Display section select Video fidelity and overscan.
After trying all these fixes, if you are still facing audio issues, it could be due to a faulty HDMI cable. Change the cable, try again and see if it helps. If there is an audio delay in your Xbox while playing or if there is any issue with the audio-video sync, the issue could be with your TV or your soundbar.
Why does my Xbox audio sound weird?
It could be due to the display and sound settings of your Xbox or the HDMI cable. Open the guide using the Xbox button, select System, and go to Settings. Under the Display & Sound settings go to Video output and select Video fidelity & overscan.
Why won’t my Xbox games have sound?
Before you check the other fixes, check that your TV is not muted and the speakers are working fine. Also, check if the cables are connected correctly and the audio settings are correct. If none of this work, you can check the Fixes shared above.