Can You Connect Sony Headphones to a PS5?


You are able to connect wireless headsets designed by Sony specifically for the PS5. The majority of Sony’s wired headsets are also compatible with the PS5.

Unfortunately, Sony has decided to not make the PS5 compatible with all Bluetooth headsets. In this article, we will detail which headsets will work with the PS5, how to get Sony’s restrictions, and anything else you need to know about connecting headphones to the PS5.

Which Wireless Sony Headphones are Compatible with the PS5?

Sony has released four sets of wireless headphones that are compatible with the PS5. They include:

  • Pulse 3D Wireless Headset
  • Gold Wireless Headset (New models)
  • Gold Wireless Headset (Old models)
  • Platinum Wireless Headset

For a complete list of wireless headsets that pair with the PS5 and connecting instructions visit the PlayStation website.

What are the Benefits of the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset?

The Pulse 3D headset was designed to be compatible with the unique 3D audio offered in PS5 games. The headset is also the most comfortable option out of the official PS5 headsets.

What Are the Benefits of the Gold Wireless Headset?

The main benefit of the Gold Wireless Headset is that it is the cheapest available option out of the headsets that are officially compatible with the PS5. Unfortunately, it lacks the sound quality of the Platinum Headset and the comfort of the Pulse 3D Headset. 

Is There a Difference Between the Old Gold Wireless Headset and the Newer Models?

The difference between the old Gold Wireless Headset models and the newer versions is minimal. The newer version is lighter and a little more comfortable to wear but lacks the battery life and range of the older version. 

What Are the Benefits of the Platinum Wireless Headset?

The Platinum Wireless Headset offers the best audio quality of all the official PlayStation headsets with a 50mm driver. Additionally, it is the only headset that supports 3D sound for games on both the PS4 and PS5.

What is the Best Official PlayStation 5 Headset?

It depends on what you value most. If you are looking for the lowest price go with the Gold Headset and if you are looking for the most comfortable go with the Pulse 3D headset. However, the Platinum Headset offers the best combination of comfort and sound quality. 

Does the PS5 Have the Headset Companion App?

The PS4 had a headset companion app that allowed you to customize the sound coming into your compatible PS4 headset based on what type of game you were playing. The PS5 does not currently have the application.

Can I Use My Wireless PlayStation 4 Headsets with My PS5?

If you purchased the platinum or gold wireless headsets for the PS4 then they will also be compatible with the PS5. Additionally, any third-party headphones that worked with the USB or audio jack with the PS4 will work with the PS5 in addition to a few wireless headphone sets. Check here for a list of all PS4 accessories that are compatible with the PS5.

Will Third-Party Wireless Headphones Work with the PS5?

Licensed third-party manufacturers are able to sell wireless headsets that are compatible with the PS5. Note that they must be compatible with the PS5 as the PS5 does not support Bluetooth connectivity.

Can I Use Wired Headphones with My PS5?

Almost all wired headphones whether they are from Sony or a third party will work with the PS5. This includes headphones that connect via USB and an audio jack. Your headphone’s mic will work with this configuration as well. 

Can I Use Bluetooth Headphones to Connect to My PS5?

No, the PS5 does not directly support connectivity with Bluetooth headphones. 

Is There a Way to Use My Bluetooth Headphones with My PS5?

Yes! While Bluetooth headphones will not connect directly to the PS5 there is a workaround. If you have a TV that supports Bluetooth headphones or has an audio jack, then you can connect your Bluetooth headphones with the TV.

How Do I Connect Bluetooth Headphones to My TV to use with My PS5?

If you own a pair of headphones that has a Bluetooth jack, then you can simply plug the jack into your TV and pair your headphones. If your Bluetooth headphones do not come with an audio jack, then you can purchase a Bluetooth transmitter to plugin to your TV’s headphone jack.

Will My Headphone’s Microphone When Using My TV’s Audio with My PS5?

If you are connecting to your TV’s audio through Bluetooth, then your headphone’s microphone will not work with the PS5. This is the main downside to not purchasing a headset that is directly compatible with a PS5. 

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