Change audio settings on PS5 consoles

How to change audio settings on PS5 consoles

Find out how to customize your PlayStation®5 console audio output for TV, headset or AV system.

How to adjust PS5 console audio settings

  1. Go to the home screen and select Settings > Sound.
  2. Select Audio Output and then adjust one of the following settings.

Output Device
Select an audio output device to use. You can also change your output device from the control center by selecting Sound.

Switch Output Device Automatically
Turn on to switch output devices automatically when an audio device, such as a headset, is connected. 

HDMI Device Type
Choose the type of device connected via HDMI cable to your console, and select the appropriate options. For example, if you select AV amplifier as your HDMI device type, you can set the number of channels and adjust speaker positions. 

Enable 3D Audio for TV Speakers
Enhance the audio coming from your TV speakers by making the sound 3D.

Apply Measurement Results to 3D Audio
Apply the 3D audio setting based on the measurement results of your room acoustics. If you've never measured your room acoustics, or if you've changed your environment since you measured, select Measure Room Acoustics Using TV Speakers first. 

Measure Room Acoustics Using TV Speakers
Use the microphone on your wireless controller to measure your room acoustics.

Number of Channels
Select the number of channels your AV amplifier uses. 

Adjust Speaker Positions
Move your speakers to get the right balance of sound. 

Output to Headphones
Select what audio is heard through headphones.

Enable 3D Audio for Headphones
Turn on/off 3D audio. Select Adjust 3D Audio Profile to choose the optimal audio profile for your hearing.

Mono Audio for Headphones
Play the same audio from both your left and right headphones.

Adjust 3D Audio Profile
Optimize your 3D audio experience by selecting one of several 3D audio profiles. 

Home Screen Music
Turn on/off the music that plays in the background on your home screen. 

Sound Effects
Turn on/off the sounds heard during some functions such as scrolling. 

Sidetone Volume
Set how loud your voice is heard through your headset. This setting is not available for all headsets. 

Audio Format (Priority)
Set the audio output format to use for games and video apps. Available settings may vary depending on your devices and audio settings configuration. 

How to adjust PS5 console mic settings

  1. Press the PS button to access the control center, and then select Mic
  2. Select one of the settings below to change input devices, mute and unmute your mic, and adjust your mic. 

Input Device
Set your audio input device by choosing from a list of devices with mics you can use.

Adjust Microphone Level
Adjust the volume of your voice to make it louder or quieter for others to hear.

Microphone Status When Logged In
When turned on, you can use voice input immediately after you log in. To use your mic only when necessary, configure this setting to Mute.

Microphone Status When Starting Voice Chat or Broadcast
To prevent unintentional hot-mic situations, you can choose to have your mic turn off automatically when you start a voice chat or a broadcast. 

If you select Don't Change, you retain your current mic function when you start a voice chat or broadcast.

If you select Switch to Mute, your mic turns off automatically when you start a voice chat or broadcast. When you want to use your mic, turn it on from the respective cards. 

  • For information about headset compatibility and use, check with your device's manufacturer. Not all devices work with your console.

How to adjust equalizer settings

Before using your headset, set up the equalizer to create your preferred audio output. 

  1. Press the PS button to access the control center, and then select Sound. 
  2. Select EQ Presets to adjust your equalizer settings.

A ) Switch between audio modes

  • Standard
    Sound that balances low and high frequencies.
  • Bass Boost
    Sound that emphasizes bass frequencies for more pronounced bass.
  • Shooter
    Sound that emphasizes shooting and footsteps during gameplay.

Customize your audio by choosing one of these modes: Audio Mode 1, Audio Mode 2, or Audio Mode 3.

B ) More

Rename or reset your customized audio settings.

C ) Slider

Move the slider to adjust the relative strength for each frequency band.

D ) Audio Preview

Preview your selected audio mode.

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