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With the worldwide release of the PS5, setting up a headset with your new console might be at the top of your to-do list. While the PS5 brings plenty of advancements, it also left out a few key components that can be a headache for those with older equipment. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this guide, we’ll show you how to connect any headset, MixAmp, or speakers to your new PlayStation console.
Bluetooth And Wireless Headsets
Unfortunately, Bluetooth headsets and headphones are not compatible with the PS5. However, if you have wireless headphones with a USB dongle, you’re in luck! Simply plug the dongle into the console, and your headphones will work seamlessly. If you’re still looking for the perfect headset, check out the amazing options available here.
How To Connect A Headset Or Speakers To The PS5 Using Optical Cables
You may have noticed that the PS5 doesn’t have an optical audio output. Sony made the decision to remove it from the new console due to its “low usage.” But don’t worry, there’s a solution! With an HDMI Audio Extractor, you can strip the audio from the HDMI cable and connect it to an optical cable. This allows you to connect your MixAmp or speakers. Many HDMI Audio Extractors even have an additional ‘Audio Out’ port, perfect for splitting the audio between multiple devices. You can find some great HDMI Audio Extractor options here.
How To Connect A MixAmp To The PS5
MixAmps are incredibly versatile and offer multiple options for receiving audio. You can use the Optical port or the AUX/3.5mm Audio Jack to generate your audio. This is particularly useful if you use the same headset and mixamp for both your PC and console. Simply connect your monitor/TV to the appropriate 3.5mm Audio Jack on your MixAmp using an AUX cable, or use an HDMI audio extractor for optical cables. Additionally, the MixAmp offers a third audio passthrough exclusive to your PC via USB. If you own an Astro MixAmp Pro TR or A50 Base Station, you can update it to the latest firmware and plug it into the USB ports on the console. Discover a range of Mix Amp options here.
How To Use A Wired Headset Or Headphones With The PS5
Wired headphones face a slight challenge with the PS5 since there is no audio output on the device. However, fear not! You can easily overcome this by plugging your wired headphones or headset into either the audio jack on the bottom of your controller or the audio jack on your monitor/TV. If you’re looking for some top-notch wired headphones or headsets, check out the options available here. Alternatively, you can invest in a special controller MixAmp, such as the ASTRO Gaming MIXAMP M80, which allows you to adjust the voice and game volume on the fly.
How To Connect Astro Headsets To The PS5
Astro has found a way for users to continue enjoying their A40 or A50 headsets on the new PS5 without breaking the bank. If you own the MixAmp Pro TR or A50 Base Station, simply plug your headset into the USB slots on the console. Detailed instructions on how to do this can be found here.
Now that you have all the knowledge you need, go ahead and set up your headset with your PS5. Whether you prefer wireless, wired, or Astro headsets, there’s a solution for every gamer. Don’t forget to check out the official NokiaMA Headset Design website for even more gaming accessories that will enhance your gaming experience. Happy gaming!