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Set up 3D audio on PS5 consoles

How to set up 3D audio on PS5 consoles

Find out how to enhance your PlayStation®5 console audio by making the sound three-dimensional.

3D audio gives you immersive surround sound that makes you feel like you're inside the game. With realistic audio, you can actually hear footsteps from the exact direction that an enemy is approaching. 

How to set up 3D audio for your TV speakers

Use your TV speakers and the built-in mic on your wireless controller to measure your room acoustics. Sit in the same position you would when you normally use your PS5 console.

  1. Go to Settings Sound.
  2. Select 3D Audio (TV Speakers) and follow the on-screen instructions to adjust the optimal 3D audio setting based on the measurement results.
    After measurement is complete, you can listen to and compare both stereo audio and 3D audio to see which you prefer.
  • The next time you select Settings Sound 3D Audio (TV Speakers) and turn on Enable 3D Audio for TV Speakers, stereo audio switches to 3D audio. When you turn off this setting, 3D audio switches to stereo audio.
  • When the position of your TV or the environment changes, you need to measure your room acoustics again.

If you're having difficulty hearing the effects of 3D audio or you’d like to improve it, try the following:

  • Check that there's nothing blocking the TV speakers.
  • If Apply Measurement Results to 3D Audio is turned off, sit in front and center of your TV.
  • Watch your TV at a distance suitable for its size. Check with your TV's manufacturer for the recommended distance.
  • Disable any sound quality adjustment functions for your TV, such as surround sound.
  • The volume may change depending on the 3D audio effect. In this case, adjust the volume of your TV.

How to set up 3D audio for compatible headphones on PS5 consoles

Listen to sound played at five different heights and adjust the sound to the one that you hear closest to ear level.

  1. Go to Settings Sound
  2. Select 3D Audio (Headphones) and follow the on-screen instructions.
    You can move the source of the sound left or right, or change the type of sound you hear. After you're done adjusting, you can listen to and compare both stereo audio and 3D audio to see which you prefer.
  • The next time you select Settings Sound 3D Audio (Headphones) and turn on Enable 3D Audio for Headphones, stereo audio switches to 3D audio. When you turn off this setting, 3D audio switches to stereo audio.

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