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Destiny Audio Guide

Our recommendations for getting an optimal audio experience with Destiny:

For all platforms, we recommend setting your system audio to "play through headset" or "headset only" for optimal experience with our in-game settings. 

Once you have your system set as described above, you now have a choice in how you’d prefer to experience voice chat in Destiny.  To set this, go to the Character screen in game, then tab right to the settings page. 
 
Blended – Voice chat is heard through the speakers as well as through the headset.  This option includes in-game proximity and reverb effects.  This is a great option for many players, but you may experience problems when using this setting with gaming headphones or you may experience audio feedback through your speakers.

Headset Only (default) – voice chat will be heard only through your gaming headset.

Speakers Only – Voice chat will only be heard through your speakers or gaming headphones.  This option includes in-game proximity and reverb effects. 

In addition, please follow these guidelines for the best audio experience when playing Destiny:

PlayStation 4: Make sure your system settings set to "Chat Audio," for optimal use with in-game audio.

PlayStation 3: Make sure system output device is set to "USB Headphone," "Bluetooth Headphone," or whichever audio device appears, and your in-game settings should apply correctly.

Xbox 360: Set your system audio settings to "Headset Only" for the best audio experience with any in-game settings.

Xbox One: Since the Xbox One lacks any system settings regarding voice chat and audio, you may choose any in-game settings you wish for the optimal audio experience.

A few other notes regarding audio:

  • When using XP Seven Turtle Beach headphones without the Audio Control Unit will cause players in front of you to be quiet, nor will you hear players when switched over to "radio" mode (ie. when the speaker is not close to the player)

  • Make sure your system audio settings match your physical setup – Using system sound settings that’s set to 5.1 or 7.1 on a sound system that only supports stereo (e.g. Samsung TV UN22F5000) will make players behind you quiet

  • Make sure that platform audio output matches your audio system channel configuration – if you’re only using two speakers or your television speakers, set your platform configuration to Stereo

  • We are also tracking an issue were players may lose voice functionality in Xbox One Party Chat if the Party app is unsnapped. Please check out our Party Chat page for more information

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