PlayStations have been around for decades, some bringing this generation’s adults’ nostalgia with remakes of their favourite games. Of course, teenagers also enjoy using this console, as many consider it the best out of all other consoles. That said, to immerse oneself in the games we play, headphones bring it to the next level. While speakers give almost the same feeling, it hits different when the game’s audio is enclosed around your head, aiming directly into your ears.

One thing worth noting about the PlayStation4 is that, unlike the Xbox One, you don’t necessarily need a set of headphones that is made entirely for the console. The PlayStation4 has Bluetooth technology, giving you the freedom to pick your headphones without worrying about the console’s compatibility. While Xbox One runs on its wireless connection, the Xbox Wireless, the PlayStation4 has Bluetooth.

How to Pair Wireless Headphones with PS4

Sony, which is most likely one of the popular brands for gaming headsets/headphones, doesn’t have an official list of Bluetooth-compatible devices. Rest assured, most wireless headphones can seamlessly pair with the PS4.

Here are the steps:

  1. Turn the headphones’ Bluetooth mode on. Usually, the Bluetooth mode is indicated by the Bluetooth logo somewhere on the headphones. It’s typically on the right ear cup. Either way, it’s best to see your headphones’ manual.
  2. Go to the PS4 Home Menu and find the Settings. You can find PS4’s Settings by going to the Home Menu and pushing the ⬆️ button on the console or swipe the left joystick up. Then scroll to the right, and just before you get to the power logo, you’ll find the Settings with the briefcase-looking logo.
  3. Upon clicking Settings, find Devices and select it.
  4. You’ll find the Bluetooth Devices option, where a screen will then show all the Bluetooth devices nearby. Find your headphones’ Bluetooth name.
  5. If you can’t find your headphones, please reset either of the devices.

How to Pair Wireless Headphones to PS4’s Console

It’s possible to pair your wireless headphones with PS4’s Console if pairing it directly to the device doesn’t work. Though, the chances of that happening is close to 10%. One of the major reasons the wireless headphones cannot pair directly with PS4 is the headphones’ Bluetooth Connectivity version. It must be at 4.2 or higher.

If you have trouble pairing your wireless headphones with the PS4, you can try it on the console. Here’s how:

  1. Make sure your headphones have an audio cable with a built-in microphone. It would be best if you had this to connect it to the PS4 controller. Turn on the headphones after doing so.
  2. Select Settings that you can find on the PS4’s Home Menu.
  3. Find Devices and select them.
  4. Locate Bluetooth Devices and find your headphones’ name. Yes, you can select it from there.
  5. After activating, go back and select Audio Devices right below Bluetooth Devices.
  6. Select Output Device.
  7. Click the option Headset Connected to Controller.
  8. Then, select Output to Headphones and then All Audio.

That’s all there is on how to connect your wireless headphones to the PS4! Enjoy!