Change audio settings on PS5 consoles

How to change audio settings on PS5 consoles

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

How to change PS5™ console audio settings

To configure PS5 audio output settings, go to the home screen and select Settings > Sound > Audio Output:

Output Device
Select an audio output device to use. You can change your output device from Sound in the control centre as well. 

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 three-dimensional. 

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 for 3D Audio first. 

Measure Room Acoustics for 3D Audio 
Use the microphone on your wireless controller to measure your room acoustics. 

AV amplifier

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

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

Compatible Headphones

Enable 3D Audio
Enhance the audio through your headphones by making the sound three-dimensional. 

Adjust 3D Audio Profile
Optimise 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. 

Having PS5 console audio issues?

Visit the guide below for troubleshooting steps.

Need help? 

Contact our support specialists