[Full Guide] Best Xbox Series X Audio Output Enhancement Tips 2022

I’ve seen many gamers who are playing Xbox games while completely ignoring the quality of their audio. Because they are unaware that they are missing half of the gaming experience! I’ve never understood this one-dimensional mindset of not using Xbox features properly.

For the time being, let me walk you through how to improve your Xbox Series x audio output and resolve issues like audio lag or video lag caused by incorrect audio configuration, so you can enjoy a fully immersive gaming experience.

How To Improve Audio Output?

1. HDMI Cable

Let’s start with the basics: you need to upgrade to HDMI 2.1 (copper/optical) cable, which provides 48 gigabits per second transfer rate so that you don’t get audio delay (you can go with the HDMI 2.1 Copper cable), and for the audio settings, you only want to change a few settings or buy a premium license if you have a high-end TV or different audio setups like an audio receiver or soundbar.

Make sure you have changed or are using an HDMI 2.1 Optical/Copper cable before changing any audio settings.

2. Best Audio Settings

  • Press the Xbox button to open the guide and change the audio settings based on the device type or your needs.
  • Profile and system > Settings > General > Volume and audio output You can adjust the audio output under Speaker audio.
  • All of the audio settings are present, but if you are unfamiliar with them, you may be perplexed as to what the benefits of changing that option from the previous one are, or whether you should pay for the premium license or not, as not all of the settings are free.

3. Selecting Better Audio Source

Xbox Series X Audio Output

First Choice – Television/Monitor

  • When we play games on any console, our first choice is the TV, but not the old ones because they cause many problems, such as having to buy a different adapter to connect it to the TV port, which can cause audio delay, which is not cool.

Sound Bars Or External Speakers

  • Which can be connected in various ways depending on the required source as input for the soundbars or to external speakers, but your soundbars should be connected to the TV ( If you are using TV as a Display ).
  • Because the audio receiver only has one HDMI port, you can either connect the soundbars directly to the X box or pass the video feeds from the audio receiver to your TV or monitor.

Enhancing Audio

  • Connect the console directly to the TV and then pass the audio signals to the soundbars via the TV’s arc or e-arc (enhanced audio return channel) port.
  • Connecting the TV first and then passing the audio signal down is also beneficial in competitive gaming because it provides a lag-free gaming experience. It also has one more advantage: E-arc or arc allows uncompressed audio and audio formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS-X to travel via HDMI, greatly improving audio quality.
  • So, if you have a receiver that supports HDMI 2.1, you can connect your console and any audio system to the receiver and then connect one HDMI cable from the console to the TV without any audio delay or anything.

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Following this guide will allow you to best utilize the audio capabilities of your Xbox Series X and will in turn enhance your gaming experience severalfold. If you found this guide helpful then do share it with your friends.

If you have any questions about the settings or any confusion regarding any step suggested in this article, please let us know in the comments down below.

Enjoy your gaming experience!

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