External mic on Xbox One possible?

Having an audio set up problem which I don't know if it can be resolved,

Very simply: Xbox One connected through optical cable to an external DAC. High end stereo headphones connected to DAC. Excellent sound quality!! Kinect used as mic.

Problem: Want to use an external mic instead of Kinect. Bought a mic and connected it to the controller. Both directly and through a PC Y-cable (splitter). Mic does not work!!

I do NOT want to use gaming headsets nor connect my headphones to the controller (which would defeat the whole purpose of getting better sound from the DAC). 

Any suggestions? Maybe, using an external mic connected to the controller and not the headphones  will not work no matter what?



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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 668 Applies to:

Try connecting the mic with USB