How To Connect Headphones to PS4 Controllers

Headphones With Ps4

Being able to clearly hear the audio of a game impacts the gameplay. Especially if it’s a PvP game, you would want to hear the footsteps of enemies to know their location. That is why headphones are great for gaming; every gaming console supports Bluetooth and wired headphones. 

Quick Answer

To connect wired headphones to your PS4 controller, all you need to do is locate the headphones port present on the PS4 controller and insert the 3.5 mm headphones jack to connect. For Bluetooth headphones, go to Settings > “Devices” > “Bluetooth Devices” and select your headphones from the list to connect. 

Connecting wired headphones to the PS4 controller is as easy as pie. But if you plan to connect Bluetooth headphones to the PS4 controller, you will have to tweak the PS4 Settings. This article discusses this in detail in a step-by-step guide, so keep reading to learn this process in-depth. We will discuss some FAQs related to using headphones with PS4 controllers. 

Quick Tip

If you are using wired headsets, all you need to do is insert the headphone jack in the audio port on the PS4 controller, and you are good to go. No other settings are needed for wired headsets when connecting them directly to the PS4 controller.

Connecting Bluetooth headphones directly to the PS4 is not a good idea, as you will face audio latency issues, which will impact your gameplay. The best way to avoid this is to connect your Bluetooth headphones directly to the PS4 controller. 

Connecting Headphones to PS4 Controllers

Gaming headphones are essential for a good gaming experience as the console itself. And if you can not connect your favorite headphones to your PS4, they are pretty useless. Below we have discussed how you can connect your Bluetooth headphones to the PS4 controller.

Follow these steps to connect headphones to the PS4 controller.

Step #1: Connect the PS4 Controller and Headphones With an Audio Cable

The first step is to connect your wireless headphones to the PS4 controller using the jack-wire that came with the headphones. Insert one end in the headphones port and the other in the controller port.

You do not need to do anything else for wired headphones, and the headphones are good to go. But for Bluetooth headphones, you will need to change some settings from the PS4 after connecting the headphones to the controller with a wire. 

Step #2: Go to “Device Settings”

Now, turn on your PS4 and go to the “Settings” tab at the top of the PS4 home menu. From the Settings tab, select “Devices”.

Step #3: Activate the Headphones From “Bluetooth Devices”

In the “Devices” tab, select the “Bluetooth Devices” option. Inside this option, you will see a list of available Bluetooth devices; select your headphones from this list to enable them as active Bluetooth devices.

Step #4: Change the Output Device

We need to change the audio output device to the headphones we just activated. To do this, go back to the “Devices” tab and select “Audio Devices”.

Step #5: Set Your Headphones As the Audio Output Device

In the “Audio Devices” tab, select the “Output Device” option. You will see a list of all available audio devices that can be used as the audio output device. To set your headphones as the output audio device, select the option that says “Headset Connected to Controller”.

Then, select the option that says “Output to Headphones”; inside this tab, choose the “All Audio” option.

Your headphones are now connected to the PS4 controller, and you can now enjoy your games.


Headphones are essential for a good gaming experience. And while connecting your headphones to a gaming console should be easy, due to variations and types of technologies, the process can get tricky.

Wired headphones can be connected to the PS4 controller by inserting the jack in the headphone port present on the PS4 controller. No additional settings are required.

But connecting Bluetooth headphones to the PS4 controller is a bit tricky as directly if you connect the headset to the PS4 via Bluetooth, you will face latency issues, so to force connect with the PS4 controller, an audio cable is required.

After connecting your Bluetooth headphones with the PS4 controller using an audio cable, proceed to connect the headphones to the PS4 using Bluetooth Settings, and then set this headset as the active audio output device. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I adjust the microphone audio level?

To adjust the microphone audio level, press the PS button and go to Settings > “Sound” > “Devices” > “Adjust Microphone Level” and set your preferred audio level.

What do I do if no sound comes from my headphones?

Press the PS button and go to Settings > “Sound” > “Devices” > “Output to Headphones” and then select the option that says “All Audio”. If you are still facing the same issue, maybe it is time to check your headphones by connecting them to another device. Or try resetting the controller. 

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