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  1. patrickisfrench Win User

    Windows Reducing volume in my games when others are voice chatting


    hey guys. I've been having an issue where something is reducing my headphone output when playing games when I'm chatting with someone in discord. here's some info/ troubleshooting i've done.

    • it only happens when the other person talks
    • i have attenuation in discord off
    • in windows sound settings > communications > i have "do nothing" selected
    • i have a sound blaster ae5, pcie sound card
    • i have sound blaster connect 2 software installed selected is "headphones 7.1" from sound config options, and my amp gain is set to proper ohms for my headset (Sennheiser PC Game Zero)
    • i am running windows 10 pro, 1803 64 bit all other drivers are up to date
    • in windows sound settings > playback > speakers > properties > advanced.. i've tried turning off 'exclusive mode' settings and 'enable audio enchancements'
    • game being used for testing is call of duty: black ops 4
    hoping someone has seen this and has a fix. multiplayer modes are near unplayable with the audio pinging back and forth with friends trying to make callouts

    :)
     
    patrickisfrench, Nov 9, 2018
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  2. OrbitzXT Win User

    360 Voice Chat Question

    That's a little disappointing. I have no trouble having conversations on ventrilo or skype while gaming on my PC. You would think MS would include a feature like they do with Windows where your game volume reduces to a set level when voice communications come in.
     
    OrbitzXT, Nov 9, 2018
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  3. HookeyStreet Win User
    360 Voice Chat Question

    But when your using Ventrilo etc, I take it your using an headset???? Which would mean your getting game audio and voice audio through the headphones on the headset???? You can do this with the 360 by getting a 3rd party stereo headset. What your doing with the 360 seems kind of strange anyway. I couldnt imagine playing a team based game like Call Of Duty and having to shout out orders at a mic on the Kinect *Wtf :wtf:

    MS used to give you an headset for chat with the console, but it seems you dont get it with the 4GB (but you do with the 250GB) *Frown Windows Reducing volume in my games when others are voice chatting :(

    PS: like I said, once you have an headset, official (chat audio only) or 3rd party (ingame + chat audio) you can change the audio level for the game and voice seperately anyway.
     
    HookeyStreet, Nov 9, 2018
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  4. OrbitzXT Win User

    Windows Reducing volume in my games when others are voice chatting

    360 Voice Chat Question

    No I don't use a headset with Vent or Skype while gaming on my PC. It's not a problem because of the Communications settings where you can reduce volume of other sounds when Windows detects communications activity. I was hoping the 360 had something similar considering the feature is in Windows.
     
    OrbitzXT, Nov 9, 2018
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