How To Use Headphones With PS5 Controller
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How To Use Headphones With PS5 Controller

Here’s how to use your headphones with the PS5 and PS4 controller? If you want to carry on your gaming sessions late into the night without disturbing the rest of your household, you’ll want to connect your headphones to the PS5. The good news is, you won’t need to fork out for an official Sony headset. You’ll be able to connect your current headphones through a 3.5mm audio jack.

All you need is a pair of earphones with a 3.5mm jack, if you’ve got a smart phone then the chances are it came bundled with a pair of earbuds with a 3.5mm jack. It may seem obvious but not everyone will know how to connect headphones to their controller of choice. So, grab a hold of your controller and your headphones and you’re almost ready to carry on those late gaming sessions as quiet as a mouse. Just keep on reading below.

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How to Use Your Headphones with PS5 and PS4 Controller

So, carry on reading the below tutorial, I’ll explain how to use headphones with your PS5 and PS4 controllers. As I mentioned, you can use any headphones or earbuds that make use of a 3.5mm audio jack. This means that you can make use of the following:

To make use of your current headphones with your PS5 and/or PS4 controller, simply follow the below steps:

Connect Your Headphones To Your Controller

The first step, probably the most obvious is to grab your headphones and your PS5 / PS4 Controller. Connect the headphones using the 3.5mm jack into the slot on the bottom of the DualSense or DualShock 4 controller. The input (where you need to plug it in) is on the bottom of the controller, between the analogue sticks.

Next, you’ll want to start up a game and pop your headphones on / in your ears and wait for that sweet sweet sound of the GTA V theme music. If you don’t hear any sound, check the below steps:

Select Correct Audio Output

If you don’t hear any sound right away, depending on your console of choice, then you can follow the below steps to resolve that issue, we’ll start with the PS5:

PS5

  • Make sure your console and controller are powered on.
  • Press the PlayStation button to access the Control Centre.
  • Select Sound.
  • Select Output Device.
  • Select Headset (Controller).

This should have pushed all audio output through the headphones or earbuds you’ve just plugged in. In order to check it’s all working correctly, go back to that game you were playing and wait for the sound to come through your headphone. Sorted.

Now to connect those of you with a PS4:

PS4

  • Make sure your console and controller are powered on.
  • Press and hold the PlayStation button.
  • The Quick Menu should appear.
  • Select Sound/Devices
  • Select Output to Headphones
  • Select All Audio.

As with the PS5, selecting the correct option will pass all of the output audio to your connected headphones, just test it again by playing a game or watching some video on demand via one of the many video apps you’ve probably got installed on your PS5 / PS4.

The Logitech G333 In-Ear Gaming Monitors are fantastic headphones for your PS5 Controller.
The Logitech G333 In-Ear Gaming Monitors are fantastic headphones for your PS5 Controller.

How To Change the Volume

Your headphones or headset may not have inline volume controls to change the volume. So here’s how to adjust the volume if your headset is missing the adjustment wheel.

  • Make sure your console and controller are powered on.
  • Press and hold the PlayStation button.
  • The Quick Menu should appear.
  • Select Sound/Devices
  • Select Volume

To change the volume of your headphones and earbuds, go to the same on-screen menu on your PS5 or PS4 by following the above steps. You should see an option for Volume. Go into that setting and you’ll be able to turn the sound up and down as needed.

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