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How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones on PS5



Connect Bluetooth Headphones to PS5

The first priority is to connect the Bluetooth Headphones to PS5 if you buy a brand new PS5 console. The good news is that your PS5 console comes with built-in Bluetooth v5.1 radio. Sony’s Pulse 3D headphones would connect seamlessly with the PS5 console, and they also let you listen to in-game audio and voice chat on the microphone. Pulse 3D headphones and headphones officially supported by PS5 are costlier. You can use any 3rd party Bluetooth Adaptor (Dongle) to connect the headphones to your PS5.

Prerequisite to Connect Bluetooth Headphones on PS5

  • PS5 console
  • DualSense controller
  • A Wireless Bluetooth Headset Dongle. We have used Olixar Wireless Bluetooth Headset Dongle. You may use any similar dongle and most of them have a similar design. You can find any alternatives on Amazon or elsewhere.
  • Bluetooth Headphones in working condition
  • The free USB port on the PS5
Olixar Wireless Bluetooth Headset Dongle to connect bluetooth headphones to PS5
Olixar Wireless Bluetooth Headset Dongle box content

Device Compatibility with the latest Bluetooth v5.1

Suppose you are worried about the incompatibility of your Bluetooth headphones due to different Bluetooth versions. However, the bandwidth bottleneck may arise due to this. But things would work even then. Just pick any pair of headphones with a Bluetooth logo.

The beauty of Bluetooth 5 is that it’s completely backward-compatible with Bluetooth 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2 devices. Another added benefit is that you can apply all of the features of legacy Bluetooth core specifications to Bluetooth 5. You can also connect the AirPods to the PS5.

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to PS5

1 – Switch on the PS5 console by pressing the Power button.

Power on PS5 console to start to connect bluetooth headphones to PS5

2 – Ensure that the DualSense controller is paired with the PS5 console.

3 – Plugin the USB Bluetooth dongle into the USB port on the PS5.

Plug in the bluetooth dongle to USB port on the front of PS5

4 – Now, press and hold the button on the top of the USB dongle for 5 seconds. Release the button once the Blue LED starts to flash rapidly.

This would enable pairing mode on the USB dongle. The blue light would start to flash rapidly once the dongle entered the pairing mode.

Long press the button on USB dongle until LED starts to flash rapidly

5 – On your Bluetooth Headphones, press and hold down the pairing button for 5 seconds.

Once the Bluetooth Headphone is in pairing mode, the LED on the headphones would start to flash rapidly too.

6 – Release the pairing button on the Bluetooth Headphones.

Long press the pairing button on bluetooth headphones until LED starts to flash rapidly

7 – Wait for both Bluetooth headphones and USB Bluetooth dongle to pair.

This can be confirmed when both Bluetooth Headphone’s LED indicator and the USB Bluetooth dongle’s LED indicator would turn to solid or blink less rapidly. Similarly, you can also connect the Bluetooth Headphones to PS3.

Bluetooth headphones and USB dongle paired.

8 – Now, plug the 3.5mm jack adapter into the DualSense controller.

Plug in the 3.5mm bluetooth adapter to 3.5mm jack on the Dualsense controller

9 – Click the Settings icons on the top right of the home screen.

Go to settings on home screen

10 – Select the Sound option on the Settings menu.

Go to Sound on the Settings menu of PS5

11 – Choose the Audio Output option on the left menu using the controller.

Go to Audio output inside Sound submenu on PS5

12 – Set the output to USB Headphones.

Set output to USB Headphones

13 – On the Microphone option, choose the Input Device to Controller Headset.

Set Input device to Controller Headset

14 – Select the Volume option on the left side menu.

Highlight Volume on left submenu

15 – Use the keys on the DualSense controller to adjust the Headphone volume level.

Use the directional keys on D-Pad to slide the volume

Related: How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to PS4

Frequently Asked Questions

Does PS5 support Bluetooth Headphones?

PS5 does have built-in Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. But, you would only be able to listen to the audio but cannot use microphones. You have to use a Bluetooth Adapter for connection.

Can I connect my Bluetooth Headphones to PS5 without an adapter?

Yes, you can connect the headphones without an adapter. But, you would only be able to listen to audio, you won’t be able to chat or make voice calls.

Do I need headphones with Bluetooth V5.0 or V5.1 to connect to PS5?

Bluetooth v5.1 is fully backward compatible with every Bluetooth revision, as low as v1.0.

What Bluetooth headphones work with PS5?

You can connect any Bluetooth headphones to the PS5 console, but you won’t be able to use the microphone for any audio chat or make voice calls on any app.

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