If you have an iPhone and AirPods to go with them then you must be interested in connecting them to your PS5. While this is the new console from Sony, connecting the PS5 to your AirPods is not that simple. In this article, we are going to go over how you can connect your AirPods to the PlayStation 5.
Do AirPods Work Directly With The Playstation 5?
As the PS5 is the new console from Sony, you might think that pairing the AirPods with it should not be an issue but that is not the case. Natively, the AirPods will not connect to your PS5 and you will need a Bluetooth adapter to connect the two. While the AirPods do pop up when pairing with the PS5, the pairing process is not going to complete.
The PS5 does have Bluetooth and does support some Bluetooth accessories but the AirPods are not supported. Fortunately, you can buy an inexpensive adapter that is going to help connect the AirPods to the PS5. The Bluetooth adapter is going to cost less than 50 USD and plugs into the console or your TV. Once connected, you can pair your AirPods with your PS5.
How To Connect AirPods To Playstation 5 With A Bluetooth Adapter
Plug your Bluetooth audio adapter into the console or your TV. Now, put it into pairing mode. If your AirPods are charged then you can open the case and then press and hold the button on the case in order to start pairing. The AirPods should pair with the audio adapter. Now you can put the AirPods into your ears and try playing a game.
If that does not do the trick then you can check if the pairing worked properly. Head into the home screen and select settings. Select sound and then audio output. Select the audio device option and on the next screen select your Bluetooth device, in this case, your AirPods.
You can use the same methods to connect the Apple AirPods Max and Airpods Pro to the PS5 as well.
Do The AirPods Sound Good When Using An Adapter?
Adapters have little to do with audio quality, so you will get the usual experience when using your AirPods with or without the adapter. So if you are experiencing poor sound then that means that something else is causing the problem.
There are multiple factors that can affect audio quality but if you are using your AirPods on the PS5 via a Bluetooth adapter then you are going to get good audio quality. Similar to what you would experience on your iPhone.
Do note that while you can hear the in-game audio while using AirPods on your PS5, you will not be able to chat with your team if you are playing games such as Warzone. Even though AirPods have a mic and you can make calls when they are connected to your iPhone, you will need headsets that are made for the PS5 or use a Bluetooth adapter that has a microphone jack to plug into in order to chat.
What Are the Best Native Headphones For Playstation 5?
If you want hassle-free pairing with your PS5 and want to chat with your team then you should get headphones that are made with the PS5 in mind. The following are some of the best headphones that you can get for the PS5:
Turtle Beach Recon 500
Turtle Beach is known for making some killer audio headsets and the Recon 500 is no exception. It has a closed-back, over-ear design and features 60mm Eclipse drivers. The headset weighs just 600 grams so you will be comfortable while wearing them for long periods of time.
The recon 500 has excellent sound quality and a sleek design that is not going to turn any heads. You also get no distortion while using them. Not only do they work with the PS5 but with PS4, Xbox, Switch, PC and Mobile as well.
SteelSeries Arctis 7P
The SteelSeries Arctis 7P is another great headset that we can recommend. It also has a closed-back over-ear design and weighs 354 grams. It has great audio quality and is very comfortable to wear. As a wireless headset, it has impressive battery life and the build quality is robust. It features 40mm Neodymium and works with PS4, PS5, PC, Switch, and Mobile.
Sony PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset
The Sony PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset is the official PS5 headset from Sony. If features 40mm drivers and a closed-back over-ear design. It weighs 295 grams, making it lighter than most gaming headsets.
As this is the official headset, compatibility and pairing is not going to be a problem. You can take full advantage of the Tempest 3D AudioTech. The headset is easy to use and very comfortable. It works with PS5, PS4, PC, and PSVR. The microphone of the headset is not the best and could have been better but it is going to get the job done.
Razer Kaira X
The headset has a closed-back, over-ear design and features the 50mm Razer TriForce driver. It weighs in at 283 grams and has excellent audio quality. Razer is known for making some of the best gaming gear on the market and this headset is no exception.
The cups are comfortable around the ears and the headset offers good value for money. Do note that while wearing the headset the ear cups can get a bit hot and the audio is a bit low as standard.
Asus ROG Delta S
The Asus ROG Delta S has a very unique looking design with RGB lighting on the sides. RGB lighting is very common nowadays but Asus is known for taking things a step ahead of the competition and that is exactly what we get to see here. The headset has a closed-back design and features 50mm Neodymium drivers. It weighs 300 grams and is comfortable to wear when gaming for long periods of time.
Not only is the audio amazing but there are plenty of customization options for you to play with. You do need to tweak the equalizer in order to get the best experience possible but that is not much of a hassle compared to the end result that you are going to get. It works with PC, Mac, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Android smartphones.
Can I Connect My AirPods To Playstation 4?
The PS4 does not support Bluetooth audio by default and you will need to use a Bluetooth adapter in order to pair your AirPods with the PlayStation 4. The limitations are the same as with the PS5. Even with the audio adapter, you will not be able to use the chat feature and will need a headset that is made with the PS4 in mind in order to talk to your team in games. The same limitations apply to the Apple AirPods Max and Airpods Pro as well.
How to Pair Samsung Galaxy Buds To Playstation 5
Once you have got a Bluetooth adapter, connect it to one of the USB ports on the PS5 or your TV. Make sure that your Samsung Galaxy Buds are charged and in the case. Open up the case and they will start pairing with the adapter. Put the adapter into pairing mode so that the PS5 can connect to the Samsung Galaxy Buds.
Provided that both devices are in pairing mode, they should pair with one another. You can then try playing games to check the audio.
If that does not work then you can check if the pairing was successful. Head to the home screen and select settings. Select sound and then audio output. Select the audio device option and on the next screen select your Bluetooth device, in this case, your AirPods.
This is what you need to know about connecting your AirPods to the PS4 and PS5. Remember, to get an ideal experience and take advantage of all the features that the consoles have to offer, you should get a headset that is made for the PS4 or PS5 specifically.
Hopefully you should now be able to use your airpods if you want to or have found a headset that fits your needs.
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