PS5 Guide: How to Set Up and Use 3D Audio

PS5 Guide: How to Set Up and Use 3D Audio

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This page contains information about setting up 3D audio for your headsets while using the PlayStation 5.

3D Audio allows the audio coming in through headphones to make the sound appear three dimensional, allowing applicable games and media to play sounds to the sides as well as above and below.

Note: 3D Audio can only be used via headphones and headsets, and will be disabled when playing audio through your HDMI output.

Activating 3D Audio on the PS5

Once you have a headset, either through Bluetooth or through your controller port, go to Settings> Sound> Audio Output. If you normally listen to audio through your TV or monitor, you won’t be able to adjust your headphone settings, so be sure to switch your Output device from HDMI to Headphones.

Doing this will unlock the Headphones section of the audio menu, and you will be able to turn a slider for Enable 3D Audio if it hasn’t automatically been turned on. Additionally, you can change the level at which the standard 3D Audio comes through by adjusting the Audio Profile to one of 5 types, depending on your ear level.

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