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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8 – Now, plug the 3.5mm jack adapter into the DualSense controller.
9 – Click the Settings icons on the top right of the home screen.
10 – Select the
Sound option on the Settings menu.
11 – Choose the
Audio Output option on the left menu using the controller.
12 – Set the output to
13 – On the Microphone option, choose the Input Device to
14 – Select the
Volume option on the left side menu.
15 – Use the ⇦ ⇨ keys on the DualSense controller to adjust the Headphone volume level.
Related: How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to PS4
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
Bluetooth v5.1 is fully backward compatible with every Bluetooth revision, as low as v1.0.
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.