What is Mic monitoring and How it improve Gaming experience

If you are a gamer, you may have heard of this situation or encountered it when some people are talking too loudly from their mics during online gameplay. This unwanted noise can ravage your gameplay. And a person who speaks loudly often doesn’t know they are doing it until someone points to him. There is a simple solution to deal with this problem and which is known as Mic monitoring.

What is Mic monitoring?

The mic monitoring is a feature that enables any person who is talking into their microphone to hear their own voice through their headphones. This feature is offered by all modern headphones and gaming platforms such as PS4, Xbox One, and Pc.

How is mic monitoring useful?

While playing video games, people usually don’t have an idea of how loudly they are speaking. Gamer often shouts in excitement.or they speak louder then general since they can’t hear themselves properly when they cover their ears with headphones.

Hence those listening to the player might feel uncomfortable whichever not good at all. Mic monitoring feature allowed a user to listen to themselves speaking on their headphone, which makes the game a more enjoyable experience for all who were present.

Voice Modulation:- The gamer becomes aware of their voice and can decrease their volume when they feel it’s needed.

Troubleshooting:- Mic monitoring also helps in troubleshooting because the users could hear themselves, so they check problems with their Microphones if it is working or not.

How to enable Mic monitoring?

These days all the majority of devices that allowed the use of a mic, and they also have settings those users can use to change the volume and input and also enable mic monitoring. 

Mic monitoring is not default enabled in computers and some other devices. Often users confused because every platform has different options and setups to allow it. So this becomes a difficult task for the user.

How to enable mic monitoring in PS4?

 

mic monitoring in PS4

 

  1. Actually, Mic monitoring is enabled by default in PS4, but the volume can be changed.
  2. The steps to change the volume are just simple.
  3. Go to settings and now select the Devices tab.
  4. After this, select Audio Devices. 
  5. Now you see an option saying Sidetone volume. With this option, you can control the volume of the mic monitoring.
  6. Turn the volume up or down according to your need.

How to enable mic monitoring on a PC?

Mic monitoring in pc

  1. To do this, you should pair your headphones and microphone with your computer.
  2. Open the control panel and click on the sound icon.
  3. Now a small window will pop up. Click on the second tab that shows recording, and after that, double click on the default microphone device.
  4. Another window will show up. Click on the next tab on The top that says listen.
  5. Select on the small “Listen to this device” box.
  6. On the “Playback through this device,” option, select the playback device on that you want to listen to your microphone’s output. Click OK

How to enable Mic monitoring in Xbox?

mic monitoring in xbox

  1. The process of enabling Xbox mic monitoring is a little bit different than the computer.
  2. Xbox one has a 3.5mm jack where you can connect a 3.5mm Xbox one chat headset. But before this process, please check out your headphones offer mic monitoring or not.
  3. Mic monitoring is enabled as default on the Xbox, but you can change the volume. Same as the PS4.
  4. Press the Xbox button on your controller.
  5. Go to the System tab and now go-to the option of Audio.
  6. Now you can see there are three different sliders. The last if which is the mic monitoring one. You can adjust it according to your need.

How to disable mic monitoring?

PS4:-

  1. Go to settings and now select the Devices tab.
  2. After this, select Audio Devices.
  3. Now you see an option saying Sidetone volume. 
  4. Slide the sidetone volume all the way to the left.

Pc:- 

  1. Open the control panel and click on the sound icon.
  2. Now a small window will pop up. Click on the next tab on the top, which shows recording, and after that, double click on the default microphone device.
  3. Another window will show up. Click on the next tab on The top that says listen.
  4. Unmark the “Listen to this device” and click on the OK button.

Xbox:-

  1.    Press the Xbox button on your controller.
  2.     Go to the System tab and now go to the option of Audio.
  3.    Now you can see there are three different sliders.
  4.    The last if which is the mic monitoring one. Slide this all the way to the left.

Finally, I think this is a helpful article for you. Mic monitoring is a really great feature that most headphones own nowadays, you now know everything about it so just enjoy your games without any loud disturbances.

 

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