View Full Version : Kinect Microphone

06-02-2011, 02:40 AM
Anybody found a good way to keep the kinect from transmitting in-game music via the microphone? Whenever I play CoD and use the Kinect mic, everyone in the party gets to hear all the sound the game makes as well as well as my voice. Muting the game would be the obvious solution but that's no fun. Just wondering if there's a way to calibrate the kinect or position it in such a way to keep this from happening. Thanks.

Phat Chimpanzee
06-05-2011, 07:06 AM
Every game I play they hear the game. Probably not a good idea to use that on non kinect games.

06-05-2011, 10:12 AM
Just plug in a mic.

Burnout x360a
06-05-2011, 10:51 AM
Solution: Use a normal mic.

06-13-2011, 01:19 PM
yeah the kinect mic isnt really meant for talking i guess uless your doing video kinect

06-19-2011, 03:12 AM
I always get yelled at when I forget to turn off the Kinect mic when I'm playing CoD, and that just leads to me yelling back. Fun times.

06-24-2011, 04:24 PM
Yeah they should build in some kind of noise cancellation.

07-23-2011, 02:40 AM
Step 1 - Go to "Preferences" in the guide under "Settings"
Step 2 - Choose "Voice"
Step 3 - Check "Mute Kinect"

You will have to use a regular microphone to chat, but really Kinect wasn't made for that purpose.

Plus, you will not bother other gamers (which is appreciated), and you won't look silly yelling across your living room trying to talk to people. :)

08-01-2011, 01:55 PM
The sound quality of the kinect mic isn't anywhere close to a headset either. Seems like microsoft dropped the ball on what could have been an amazing feature.

08-19-2011, 10:26 PM
I honestly don't like the kinect mic... It's too quiet and when you don't want it to be so everyone else can hear you they can...

08-19-2011, 10:51 PM
I've used it in Battlefield Bad Company 2, and it's not a very good mic to use to communicate with others. I'd have to be yelling in order for them to hear me from far away, and they can hear the game's sounds. So, just use a regular mic, the sound quality is not that great either.

08-19-2011, 11:25 PM
I don't have a Kinect, but that microphone picks up too many background noises.

Nick The Great
08-20-2011, 05:30 AM
I would highly recommend a normal mic as well, but you could always throw on a pair of headphones for your gaming sound...

This way your friends can't hear the game, but you can still hear them and the game... Problem solved...


09-20-2011, 01:11 PM
How is the mic for Kinect voice commands? Is it pretty much useless or does it work fairly well?