Here's what you need to know about connecting your Bluetooth headset to your PS5 and resolving pairing/no sound issues.
The PS5 offers aA variety of unique featureslike 3D sound and conversations between generations with PS4 users, making gaming better and more immersive.
Unfortunately, due to latency issues, Bluetooth audio support is not included with these features. This makes using your favorite Bluetooth headphones difficult and frustrating if you're not interested in buying a new pair of headphones to solve the problem.
Fortunately, you can solve this by connecting the headset via a Bluetooth adapter, a smart TV or the PS Remote Play app. Read on as we explain each method and what to do if you experience sound or connectivity issues.
In this article
- Connecting Bluetooth headphones to PS5 using an adapter
- Here's how to connect Bluetooth headphones to the PS5 without an adapter
- Connected but no sound? Here's how to change the audio output on PS5
- What to do if the Bluetooth headset won't connect to PS5?
Connecting Bluetooth headphones to PS5 using an adapter
Bluetooth adapters are excellent solutions when you want to connect a Bluetooth device to another device that does not support this technology. Also called "dongles", they plug into your console's USB portBluetooth signal transmissionto a peripheral device such as your headphones.
However, not all adapters will work with your PS5 or Bluetooth headset.
Some only support the kind of data transfer you use on laptops or PCs. Look for it to make sure you choose a compatible adaptersupports audio signalsand has onePairing taste. This not only guarantees support for game controllers, but also for headsets.
In addition, you should also search for BluetoothSender, brRecipient, because you want it to send audio from the PS5 to your headphones.
The PS5 hasfour USB ports– two on the front panel (SuperSpeed USB Type-CIHi-Speed USB-tip-A)and two on the back(SuperSpeed USB Type-A). You need to decide which port to assign to your headphones and select the correct adapter.
If you've already purchased a Bluetooth adapter, follow these steps to set it up and connect your headset to your PS5:
- Plug in the adaptorcorresponding USB porton your console.
You can connect it to the front or back, although front ports may cause less interference than rear ports.
- Press the adaptorPairing tastesomewhere between 5-10 seconds.
At that time, check the manual of the adapter, which can differ per brand.
- Press the button on the headset.Pairing tasteso that it can be connected to the adapter.
Depending on your headset, you will hear a tone or voice alert to let you know that the pairing was successful.
Some-adapter, so1Mii Bluetooth-Audiosender, you can use the headset microphone during gameplay. Otherwise, you can use the DualSense controller's built-in microphone or a standalone USB microphone connected to your PS5 console. Here's a simple guide on how to do itConnect and use headphones and a USB microphoneat the same time.
Here's how to connect Bluetooth headphones to the PS5 without an adapter
Buying a Bluetooth adapter on top of the price of audio equipment and video games may not be a good idea. Luckily it's not a hassle as you can still connect your deviceBluetooth headphones through the TVor a mobile device.
Let's see how to do this below.
Connect the Bluetooth headset to the TV
This method routes all in-game audio directly to your headphonesyour TV's built-in Bluetooth function, which makes it a very practical solution. That's how you do that:
- Go to your TVIt's timeand locate themBluetooth connectionPossibility.
This may differ per brand of TV. For example, on newer Samsung Smart TVs, the Bluetooth connectivity option should appear in the list immediately after openingMenu. Check your TV manual to confirm.
- Initiateconnection methodon the headphones by pressing the pairing button.
- Select your headphones from the selection of Bluetooth devices on the TV screen.
- After pairing, select your headphones asMain audio outputin your TV settings.
You can still chat with your friendswhile using this method. You have to turn it off firstAutomatically change the audio output device option, then select your TV as the audio output for all in-game and chat audio. In addition, you can set the voice chat sound on the headset and the in-game sound on the TVHeadphone outputCondition.
Connect a Bluetooth headset to the PS Remote Play app
OfPS Remote Play-appallows you to remotely play games on your PS5 via your mobile device. It's a simple solution that lets you use a secondary device's Bluetooth function to connect headphones and enjoy in-game audio.
Check the following before performing the following steps:
- Your mobile device and PS5 are connected tothe same Wi-Fi network.
- You havede PS Remote Play-app gedownloadyoursiOSofAndroidDevice.
Once you've done that, follow the steps toConnect your Bluetooth headset to your PS5via de PS Remote Play-app:
- Go to on your PS5It's time.
- GoSystem>Play remotely.
- Turn on the switch next to itEnable remote play.
- GoSystem>Save energy.
- Under, underFeatures available in idle mode, to ensureCheck "Turn on PS5 via network".IStay connected to the internetare included.
- Sign in to the PS Remote Play app with your PSN account.
- Connect the headset to the mobile device.
Since mobile devices have built-in Bluetooth, you should be able to use the headset microphone for in-game voice chat.
Connected but no sound? Here's how to change the audio output on PS5
Are your Bluetooth headphones connected?no sound received? If so, they may not be set as the primary output device.
When you plug in a Bluetooth adapter, your PS5 will normally automatically switch from speakers to headphones. However, if not, you can change this setting manually. Here's how:
- Go to on your PS5It's time.
- GoKlang>audio output.
- Under, underoutput device, to electUSB headphones.
- Shut it downAutomatically change the audio output deviceclutch.
If you disable this feature, you won't have to reset your main audio output device every time you connect a new audio device to your PS5. This is a useful solution to avoid sound problems related to incorrect output device settings.
What to do if the Bluetooth headset won't connect to PS5?
If you're still having trouble connecting your Bluetooth headset despite using an adapter, there are a few simple solutions you can try:
- Check if the adapter is compatible with PS5:Ipreviously discussedCheck if your Bluetooth adapter works on game consoles. You need an adapter that acts as a transmitter, not a receiver, for your headphones to receive sound. Support for low latency audio codecs and audio input for microphones are also features to look out for.
- Plug the Bluetooth dongle into the other port:The PS5's USB-A ports have different connection speeds (Hi-Speed and SuperSpeed), which may or may not be compatible with your Bluetooth adapter. Try plugging the adapter into a different port to see which works best.
- Restart your PS5 console:Sometimes restarting the console is all it takes to fix connection issues, especially if you've connected multiple devices before. To do this, force the console to turn off by holding down the power button until you hear a beep. Then press the power button again to start the console.
- Reset is PS5-console:If rebooting doesn't work, try resetting the console. To electIt's time>System>System software>reset options. You can choose from thatReset your console>Reset to default.
- To reset the headphones:If you've reset your console and are still having connection issues, try resetting your headset. On most headsets you have to press a button to do thisPower tasteuntil the status light starts flashing. However, this process may be different for headphones from other brands. So it is best to consult your owner's manual.
See this article for a comprehensive guide on how to do thisReset bluetooth headphones from different brands.
- Use an AUX cable:Some Bluetooth headsets come with an AUX cable that allows you to use them wired through the 3.5mm jack on the controller or the USB-C port on the console. It's an easy way to get around the connection issues with your Bluetooth adapter, although it leaves you tethered to your PS5.
The PS5 probably won't add support for Bluetooth audio any time soon, but at least you can relax knowing there are ways around this problem without buying a new headset.
With the methods and tips in this guide, you should now be able to play your favorite games with the headset of your choice.
How did you find our guide? Did any of the solutions help you with your connection issues? Are there any other methods that we haven't listed here that have worked for you? Let us know in the comments - we'd love to hear your thoughts!