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How to connect Bluetooth headphones to your PS5 – Your simple guide

Last Updated on November 22, 2023
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Are you trying to connect Bluetooth headphones to your PS5? Lucky for you, we have the answer here. Following our simple walk through guide will get your headphones set up in no time and get you in the action. If you aren’t looking to connect headphones, we also have a quick guide on how to connect speakers to a PS5, and the steps are slightly different. Anyway, without further ado, here is how to connect Bluetooth headphones to your PS5.

How to connect Bluetooth headphones to a PS5 – Simple step-by-step guide



Charge your headphones

It sounds silly, but make sure your headphones are charged! If they aren’t charged, they obviously won’t be able to turn on and you won’t be able to pair them in the later steps.



Insert your Bluetooth adapter into your PS5

Once your headphones or charged, or are on charge, insert your Bluetooth adapter into one of your PS5’s four USB ports. It doesn’t matter which port it goes in, but consider what else you may need to plug in too. The front ports are also likely to see less interference, depending on the configuration of your gaming setup.

Make sure to check that you have selected a compatible Bluetooth adapter. Your adapter will need to support audio signals, have a pairing button, and is a transmitter, rather than a receiver.



Pair your headphones with your adapter

The next step is to pair your headphones with the Bluetooth adapter. This can be done by either pressing the pairing button on your adapter (depending on the model), or by connecting the two via an app on your smartphone.

That’s it. Once your headphones are paired to the adapter inserted into your PS5, you are ready to go. After these steps are complete, check your headphones are working by listening to see if the desired sound is coming through. You may need to go into your PS5 sound settings and select the correct output if your console does not do so automatically.

A dark screen with a light shining on it, allowing you to connect bluetooth headphones to your PS5.
Your audio output device options will show in this menu.
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Keep it comfy

We all know that locking in for a long gaming session happens from time to time. If you are going to be using headphones for the full duration, make sure to select a set of headphones you are comfortable with. Any discomfort can be distracting, and therefore detrimental to your gaming performance.

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Does PS5 support Bluetooth headphones?

PlayStation 5 consoles cannot directly pair with Bluetooth headphones. However, using a Bluetooth adapter and compatible headphones will allow you connect your headset to your console.

How do you connect AirPods to PS5?

You won’t be able to connect your AirPods to your PS5. There is a workaround however. Purchasing a compatible Bluetooth USB adapter that plugs into your console will allow you to pair the device with your AirPods.

Michael is an experience tech writer and editor, a keen gamer, and interested in what makes tech tick.