Some users have experienced an echo effect while communicating with their friends in Xbox Live Party. Xbox Live Party lets you invite people to communicate with one another while watching movies and playing games. You can invite up to 7 people to Xbox Live Party. If your mic causes an echo on Xbox, you can try the solutions provided in this post to get rid of the Xbox Mic echo problem.
How to fix your Mic echo on Xbox
We have mentioned some fixes below. Before you try these fixes, we suggest you unplug your USB headset from your Xbox Console or your PC and then plug it in again. See if this fixes the problem. If you have a wireless headset, disconnect it and then connect it again. Also, check the batteries of your wireless headset. If the problem persists, try the solutions provided below.
- Power Cycle your Xbox Console
- Update the firmware of your Xbox
- Update your headset
- Configure the Party Chat Output settings on Xbox
- Check your Mic or TV volumes
Let’s see all these solutions in detail.
1] Power Cycle your Xbox Console
The first step that you should try is to power cycle your Xbox Console and see if it helps. The steps for the same are listed below:
- Press and hold the Xbox button to turn off the Xbox Console.
- Unplug all the power cables from the wall socket.
- Wait for a few minutes.
- Connect all the cables to the wall socket and turn on your Xbox Console.
Now, join the Xbox Live Party and see if you hear an echo. If yes, try the next solutions.
2] Update the firmware of your Xbox
If the firmware of your Xbox Console is outdated, you may experience issues with it. That’s why it is always recommended to keep your devices up to date. Make sure that your Xbox One Console is connected to the internet. Follow the steps written below:
- Press the Xbox button to open the guide.
- Go to “Profile & system > Settings.”
- Now, go to “System > Updates & downloads > Update console.”
- If an update is available, you will see the Update console message. Otherwise, you will see the “No console update is available” message.
Install the updates (if available) and check if the issue is fixed.
You can also set your Console to receive updates automatically. To do so, go through the following instructions:
- Open the guide by pressing the Xbox button.
- Go to “Profile & system > Settings.”
- Now, go to “General > Power mode & startup.” The Power mode should be set to Instant-on. If not, set it to Instant-on mode.
- Now, go back by pressing B on your Controller and go to “System > Updates & downloads.”
- Enable the “Keep my console up to date” checkbox.
3] Update your headset
Make sure that your headset is up to date. When you connect your headset to the Xbox console, you may be prompted to update your headset if its firmware is outdated. You can also check and install the latest firmware updates on your headset manually. To do so, go to the headset settings screen and click Update now. If you do not see the Update now option, your headset firmware is already updated.
To update your headset on Windows PC, open the Optional Updates page in Windows 11/10 Settings, and see if an update for the same is available. If yes, install the update.
4] Configure the Party Chat Output settings on Xbox
It is important to configure Party Chat Output settings correctly. Otherwise, you may get issues. Follow the instructions written below.
- Open your Xbox One Settings.
- Go to “Display & Sound > Volume.”
- Click on the Party chat output drop-down and select your headset.
- Now, click on Chat mixer and set it to headset only.
This should fix the echoing effect on your headset.
5] Check your Mic or TV volumes
You may hear the echoing effect if the volume of your headset Mic or TV is high. Decreasing the volume of your TV and Mic will fix the problem. The following steps will help you decrease the input volume of your Mic on Windows 11/10.
- Open Windows 11/10 Settings.
- Go to “System > Sound.”
- Select your Mic under the Input section.
- Move the Input volume slider to the left to decrease the input volume of your Mic.
How do I get my Xbox Mic to stop echoing?
If your Xbox Mic is causing the echoing, check its input volume. The mic may cause an echoing effect if its input volume is set too high. Decrease the input volume of your Mic and see if this helps. Other fixes that you can try are updating your Xbox firmware, power cycling your Xbox console, updating your headset, etc.
How do you fix Mic echoing?
The mic may cause echoing issues if your Mic or audio device is placed near a wall or reflective surface that does not absorb sound. In this case, you should move your microphone or speaker away from the wall or reflective surface. If the input volume of your Mic is high, you may hear echoes. To resolve this problem, decrease the input volume of your microphone. Update your Mic driver and see if it helps.
One more thing that you should check is to open your Mic properties from the Control Panel and navigate to the Levels tab. See if the Microphone boost is enabled. If yes, disable it. If there is a slider, move it to the left until it shows 0.0 dB.
Hope this helps.