Guide: How to Use Headphones with PS4 Controller

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How do you use the headphones with the PS4 controller? If you're a night gamer but don't have access to a nice headphone jack, there is a way to play all your PlayStation 4 audio through traditional headphones or through the DualShock 4. All you need is one of headphone with 3,5mm jack connector. Here's what you need to do:


How to use headphones with PS4 controller

See how you can output all PS4 audio through DualShock 4, using a standard headset or headphones.


Connect headphones to PS4 controller

Plug any headphones with a 3,5mm jack into the slot on the bottom of the DualShock 4 controller, located between the bottom of the analog sticks.

Hold the PlayStation button

This is the button located between the analog sticks on the bottom half of the DualShock 4 controller. Hold it down until the Quick Menu appears on the left of the screen.

Select Adjust Devices

At the top of the menu, select the 'Sound/Devices' icon using the X button on the DualShock 4 controller. You will be taken to a second part of the Quick Menu screen.

Enable all audio outputs

Scroll down to option “Headphones Out” using the directional pad and press the X button. Select the option “All Audio” in the submenu and press the X button again. You can change the volume by pressing the left and right directional pad on the button “Volume control (headphones)” located just above the option “Headphones Out”. If you prefer to just listen to the voice chat audio in the headphones, select it in the option 'Output for headphones' again.



The console must remember the default settings; so whenever you connect a headphone to your DualShock 4 it will work automatically.

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