How To Connect Bluetooth Headphones to a PS5

Recent upgrades in connectivity and battery life of Bluetooth headphones have made them popular for gaming. But the PlayStation 5 (PS5) is rather picky and does not connect to unlicensed devices on its radar.

How To Connect Bluetooth Headphones to a PS5

If you are trying to connect your Bluetooth headphones to a PS5 without success, it’s probably because your headphones aren’t supported. Unfortunately, only a few are natively compatible with the PS5. So how do you connect an unsupported headset to your console?

This article will show you everything you need to know for connecting Bluetooth headphones to a PS5 console.

Are Bluetooth Headphones Compatible With Playstation 5? 

PS5 does not have built-in Bluetooth connectivity. However, only a few headsets are supported for easy connection.

If your headphones aren’t supported, there are different ways to connect your PS5 to your Bluetooth headset for wireless audio.

How to Connect Any Bluetooth Headphones to a PS5

Most wireless headphones come with a USB dongle.

If yours doesn’t have it, the methods below will outline using an adaptor to connect a PS5 effortlessly to Bluetooth headphones.

Use a USB Bluetooth Transmitter

Here is a common method for connecting Bluetooth headphones to a PS5.

  1. Buy a USB Bluetooth transmitter.
  2. Connect your PS5 to the USB Bluetooth transmitter.
  3. Pair the headphone with the transmitter.
  4. Create the setting for the PS5 audio output.

If the pairing is unsuccessful, you may repeat these steps a few times to get them paired correctly. After pairing successfully, you should point the audio output setting of the PS5 to the USB Bluetooth adapter. Here is how to get it done:

  1. Select “Sound” in the Settings menu of your PS5.
  2. Choose “Audio Output.”
  3. Change the “Output Device” to “USB Headset.” 

Immediately after you change this setting, you should begin to hear the audio using your Bluetooth headphones.

However, if you can’t hear any audio, ensure your Bluetooth headphones are correctly paired to the PS5 and repeat the steps.       

Connect Bluetooth Headphones to a TV Without an Adapter

Often, it’s better to connect your Bluetooth headphones to a TV smart app instead of a PS5. This is helpful if you want to use your headphones with another device alongside a PS5. For example, if you’re going to use your headphones with a TV smart app such as the Fire TV, Blu-ray player, or Roku. Follow these steps to connect to a TV without an adapter:

  1. Set your TV’s audio output to “Bluetooth” if it isn’t set yet.
  2. Go to the Bluetooth settings on your TV.
  3. Set the Bluetooth headphones to pairing mode.
  4. A list of available Bluetooth devices will pop up. Choose your device from the list.

This method is a perfect option when your TV has built-in Bluetooth connectivity. However, its only downside is that you may have to change the audio output setting on your TV each time.

Connect Bluetooth Headphones to a TV With an Adapter 

If your TV model doesn’t have built-in Bluetooth, you may connect your headphones using a different type of transmitter than the one mentioned above. It’s necessary since TVs don’t use USB ports for audio transmission. Nevertheless, a transmitter that uses AUX 3.5mm usually works best.

  1. Buy a Bluetooth transmitter with AUX.
  2. Connect the transmitter to the TV.
  3. Pair the Bluetooth headphones with the Bluetooth transmitter.
  4. Set the audio output correctly to the port connected to the Bluetooth adapter.

If the pairing is successful, you will hear the audio through your Bluetooth headphones.

Connect Bluetooth Headphones to the PS5 Controller Using AUX 

If you don’t want to buy an additional Bluetooth adapter to connect to your PS5, you can connect the headphones to the AUX port of the PS5 controller.

Although this method is not entirely wireless, it’s often preferred due to its zero audio lag output.

How to Use a Cable Connection

Follow these steps to connect your Bluetooth headphones with your PS5 using a cable, assuming your set has one available.

  1. Plug the 3.5mm jack into the Dual Sense controller.
  2. Press the PS button.
  3. Navigate to the “Sound” menu.
  4. To adjust its loudness, go to volume.
  5. Make sure the headset is selected in the “Output Device” section.

Wireless Headsets Already Compatible With the PS5

According to the official website, there are five compatible wireless headsets. These are the following.

  • Pulse 3D Wireless Headset CFI-ZWH1 and CFI-ZWD1
  • Gold Wireless Headset CECHYA-0083
  • New Gold Wireless Headset CUHYA-0080
  • Platinum Wireless Stereo Headset CECHYA-0090

This means you can use at least two headsets compatible with the previous generation PS4 consoles with your PS5, which is significant given that the PS5 isn’t sold with a headset.

However, the PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset CECHYA-0080 won’t be compatible with your PS5, despite its compatibility with the PS4 console.


Can you use AirPods on a PS5?

To use your AirPods with your PS5 gaming console you will need another device. Connect a compatible adapter to your PS5 and initiate the AirPod pairing.

How do you know if your headphones are pairing with your PS5?

If two devices are successfully pairing you should notice a blinking light. If the light isn’t blinking you may want to check if the adaptor is plugged in and turn the headset on and off. Seeing a blue light on your PS5 will indicate that the pairing was completed.

You Can Connect Any Bluetooth Headphones to Your PS5

There are different ways to connect an unsupported Bluetooth Headphones to a PS5. The methods discussed in this article could help transform your gaming experience. You don’t have to keep trying one method. If it doesn’t work, go to the next.

Have you ever tried connecting your Bluetooth Headphones to a PS5? What was the experience like? Which of the methods discussed do you plan to try? Let’s know in the comment section below.

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