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I have a nice surround sound systems and want to use that for game audio. I have a Turtle Beach chat headset I use with my Xbox. On the Xbox when I plug it in there is an option to only hear chat audio through the headset and play game audio through my speakers. But on the Chromecast, when I plug it into the Stadia controller, it shuts off the game audio from my surround sound and plays it all through the headset. Is there anyway to get it to play through my speakers? Do I need a different headset or is this option unavailable?
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@SVShooter As far as I can tell that doesn't currently appear to be an option.

I think it's a great idea though - please be sure to use the Send feedback option on the bottom of the Explore tab in the Stadia app on your phone to suggest it!

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Stadia Guide
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@SVShooter As far as I can tell that doesn't currently appear to be an option.

I think it's a great idea though - please be sure to use the Send feedback option on the bottom of the Explore tab in the Stadia app on your phone to suggest it!

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Thanks, I will. BTW, this is something the Xbox has had for 10 years now. When you plug in a headset, the game audio continues to play through the speakers. If you don't want it you just turn down the volume. But the controls, much like the Stadia allow you to turn the Game audio all the way down in the headset. It's like Google goofed when they implemented it. All they need to do is leave the audio going to the speakers as well and just let me worry about turning them down.. I have a lot of speakers around, I would prefer to use those.
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It's good that you pointed that out. I'd want this feature as well since the PS4 has had this forever. These are simple things that make the quality of life on this system more enjoyable and usable.
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I came here to post the same thing! I have a chat headset (1 earphone only) and when I plugged it in to play Destiny it diverts all sound into it. Mono sound through 1 headset is not great so I switched back to sound through TV but then wasn't able to talk to other players, if I had wanted to. This is a pretty core feature.
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+1 il manque l'option pour ne garder que le micro et pas le son du jeu dans le casque
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Idem in my case, playing Destiny with only the chat in the headset is a must have.
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Wow. This seems to be an oversight. 

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Me and the whole group I play with have given up.  We have created a discord channel and now use our phones with a bluetooth headset for the team chat while we let the game audio play through our TV or computers.   It works well.  Not ideal but well.  

I'm hoping when Google eventually fixes bluetooth in the controller this becomes a feature.

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Same here. Have this on my PS4 and am surprised I can't just use and ear bud with microphone for voice chat and continue hearing the game through my surround sound system. Can this be implemented please!

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Just bought a mono headset for chat and can't believe there is no option for chat only. Seriously Google sort it out don't ya think???

Did you find a work around?

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The only workaround I found is if you play with the same guys and don’t intend to chat with randoms.  Me and my friends started a Discord server and just use discord chat.  

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Is this on the roadmap to be fixed? I want to play games with my friends but I do so I sacrifice my 5.1 setup to a crappy headset. Why on earth can you not split the the voice channel? This is a basis feature of every other gaming platform.

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+1 on wanting this.

For what it's worth, my current (complex) workaround involves opening stadia web on my tablet (in desktop mode) connecting headset and using party chat there, then paying games on the TV. It works, along with party featured such as invites, but it's not neat.

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