How to Listen to PC and Console at the Same Time

For the longest time, I’d been switching my headphones from PC to my Xbox One. At times I’d join into an Xbox party, then exclaim that I couldn’t hear because I’d forgotten to swap outputs.

I recently fixed all of that by putting use to the Line In jack on my motherboard. Now I can listen to my Xbox One and my PC through the same pair of headphones.

This will come in handy in the event that Xbox party app acts up, in which case I can switch comms over to Discord without a hitch.

To accomplish this, I simply ran a 3.5mm male-male cable from the headphone output of my Turtle Beach EarForce DSS to my PC’s line in jack. The remaining setup takes place on the PC:

  1. Open Sound in Control Panel and select the Recording tab, or right click on the speaker icon in the taskbar and select Recording devices
  2. Right click on Line In and select Properties
  3. Select the Listen tab
  4. Check Listen to this device
  5. (Optional) Select which playback device to put to using the drop-down menu

What if I want to output Discord audio to stream? Wouldn’t they hear Xbox audio twice?

Clumsy solution: Mute the capture card from within OBS – requires downtime, may forget to do so
OR VB-Audio Virtual Cable (more details to come)

20171004 Housekeeping and Next Steps

It’s been a long time since I wrote, but I’m in a writing mood today, and I happened to be logged into the backend of

I updated the site a bit. It’s been just shy of one month since the launch of Destiny 2, and you will now find it has its own page and navbar entry.

I’ve updated my donation page to include a section on goals. Additionally, I’ve made some minor adjustments to the homepage.

I’ve had a couple of folks show up during my Destiny 2 livestreams to inquire about my XIM4 settings for that game: I tore myself away from the screen long enough to create a new page detailing my Destiny 2 XIM4 setup.

A lot of folks are still finding their way here through my Destiny XIM4 setup, so I included an intro block to direct them towards my Destiny 2 XIM4 setup in case that’s what they were really needing.

I’ve yet to experiment with XIM4 ballistics curves beyond the ones that I was using in Destiny. I must take some time to play around. This will happen.

Finally, I will be joining the PC master race crowd by obtaining a PC license for Destiny 2, even though my machine is a potato (see below for proof):