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How to listen to Discord and Nintendo switch through the same PC speakers/headset

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  1. icarus says:

    thank you so much… ive been trying to get it to work for a while and it finally did!

    1. rosstpope says:

      Glad to hear it! I searched around for ages before I finally worked this way out so I figured I’d get it up online

  2. Arjun Dhawan says:

    Thankyou for sharing this info!

    1. rosstpope says:

      Happy to help, did it work?

  3. Ray says:

    Works for me! thanks a lot!

  4. Ben says:

    I cannot see the ‘listen’ tab when I click properties?

    1. Will_GSRR says:

      It could be an issue with out of date drivers?

  5. Tom says:

    Having some trouble here. My PC only has 1 combined mic/headphone port. Any suggestions on what I could buy to help with this?

    1. willgsrr says:

      I know you can get splitters for single ports so you can plug in headphones and a mic. But I’m not sure if this method would then still work.

  6. Davis says:

    Nothing is showing up in my Recording tab. Any idea how to fix this? I’ve got a combined mic/headphone port.

  7. TheColdest247 says:

    Bro you are the best! I couldn’t figure out for the life of me how to get my switch to come through my 5.1 surround speakers. Everybody I asked said it couldn’t be done, or at least they had no idea on how to do it, and I just so happened to come across this post. Thank you so much and God bless you..

    1. Ross_GSRR says:

      No problem mate, glad to hear it

  8. Atlas says:

    I don’t see it posted anywhere here, but I’d like to point something out.

    If for any reason you are hearing the audio coming in kinda wonky (like quieter parts of the sound have a noticeably worse quality), uncheck audio enhancements. On some devices, that can help, but it really lowers the quality of the switch’s audio.

    Other than that, this worked like a charm. Damn well worth the money!

    1. Ross_GSRR says:

      Thanks for this, I’m going to add it into the troubleshooting section if thats OK?

  9. Mikkel says:

    Hey, I have my MSI thing pop up when i Insert it that then asks what i am connecting. Do i select it as a mic? Or as a headphone? Or simply as a line-in?

  10. Ross_GSRR says:

    Technically I think it should be a line-in, providing you can ‘listen’ to it. All this method is doing is creating a loop from your switch to your speakers/headphones. Any issues drop us another reply, and sorry for the delay.

  11. AussieBlue says:

    Is there a way to do this while also using the pro controller or will I have to use the headphone jack and plug it directly into my sound card? I am using a good sound card but I am still getting interference is there another way around this?

  12. Ross Pope says:

    Hi Aussie,

    I’ve not tried it myself, but if it’s taking up the USB slot maybe use a multi-USB port to split it out? Another reader suggested the following if you are still getting feedback:

    If for any reason you are hearing the audio coming in kinda wonky (like quieter parts of the sound have a noticeably worse quality), uncheck audio enhancements. On some devices, that can help, but it really lowers the quality of the switch’s audio.

    Alternatively you could try using one of these:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01L1NP7YI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=roadsun0a-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01L1NP7YI&linkId=2662f99a2335da20ab3c14499569d54e

  13. Octavion says:

    I did this and the feed back is almost the same level of the game isnt it supposed to be lower

  14. Octavion says:

    Never mind I got the static to go away by putting the mic base boost to 0 and setting the volume lower. Then I turned up the switches volume instead.

  15. Octavion says:

    I don’t know if my last comment stayed because I don’t see it anymore. What I said was basically, you can turn down the static if you lower the settings in your PC, and increase the sound output of your console.

    1. Ross Pope says:

      Hi mate, we have comments on an approval basis just to avoid all the bot spam 🙂 that’s a great tip thanks!

  16. Alex says:

    I followed all the steps and it works great! However the nintendo switch audio is only playing through my speakers, and not my headset. I even set the playback device for the switch to my headset but it still doesn’t work. Any advice?

  17. Ross Pope says:

    If your PC is ‘listening’ to the switch as an input, then it should route all audio out to the primary device. Your PC has no idea that it’s a switch, it’s just been tricked into thinking it’s a microphone.

    The only thing I could potentially think of is that your PC default device is your speakers, and Discord has been separately told to go through your headset? (Discord settings override defaults on your PC).

    Does any other audio come out your speakers? Such as a youtube video or something like that?

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