Simple answer: Get a mixamp.
Long answer: The X41 mixes the chat audio in the headset itself. Once you take the headset out of the equation, you lose the ability to simply mix in chat audio. Let's say you want to hook up a PC360 to the X41 base station, you plug the headphone pug into the X41 then you run the Mic plug into your controller with various adapters/extensions. You then need to set your preferences in your xbox settings to play chat audio over the speakers. Then to adjust the volume mix of game and chat audio, you have to adjust the master game volume of the game in its audio options menu. If your game can't adjust master game audio then there are 2 sliders in the voice chat preferences in the xbox settings. 1 slider dictates the master chat audio that you hear, the other slider adjusts the master system audio so that once someone starts to talk, the game audio will become lower. Fiddle with the settings till you find something that's playable and enjoy the game. OR sell of the X41 and get a mixamp.
Thanks for your help. Just one more question. In your opinion, is the MixAmp that much better than the x41 base?
Edited by oobble - 3/17/13 at 1:23pm