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I just use a regular pair of ear buds and it automatically allows me to use the mic on the gamepad to communicate, the only downside is that the mic on the gamepad is super sensitive to background sounds like music playing on a stereo or even the sound of the game on the tv screen, so if you use earbuds and gamepad mic, turn down the tv volume and any music playing or everyone your playing with will hear it and mute you.
What in the....I tried two sets of headphones and none of them 'activated' the Gamepad's microphone. I had to buy an $8 mobile phone headset from a really cheap store to get voice chat going, with a terrible built-in mic.