How to Hook Up Two Mics on One PS3


There are two types of "mics" for the Playstation 3, and those mics have different versions as well. Microphones let you talk or sing into them; the PS3 reads your words and the game reacts to them. Microphones are included for games such as "Rock Band". Headsets have a microphone and headphones. They allow online players to talk and hear each other. Both microphones and headsets come wired or wireless, and some headsets have Bluetooth technology for use with other electronics. Hooking up two microphones or headsets is possible, but they might not have full functionality. The steps for hooking up two microphones or headsets depends on if the controllers used with them are wireless or wired.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 microphones
  • 2 headsets
  • USB adapter, 4-way

Microphones With Wireless Controllers

  • Turn off the PS3 console completely. Plugging the microphones into the console before turning it on guarantees the console reads the microphone.

  • Plug one microphone into the first USB port on the front of the PS3. Wireless microphones have a small USB stick while wired microphones are attached to the USB by a cord. Repeat with the second microphone and the second USB port.

  • Turn on the PS3 console. Press the PS button on the wireless controllers to turn them on.

Headsets With Wireless Controllers

  • Plug one headset into the first USB port of the console. Wireless headsets have a USB stick and wired headsets are connected by a cord.

  • Press the power button on the wireless headset to turn it on. Wired headsets do not have a power button. Wait for the power light to turn green.

  • Repeat the steps with the second headset. Press the PS button on the wireless controller to turn it on.

Wired Controllers

  • Plug the 4-way USB adapter into the first USB port on the front of the PS3 console.

  • Plug the wired controller into the first USB port on the adapter. Plug in a second or third controller, if necessary.

  • Plug the headsets or microphones into the remaining USB ports on the adapter. If more space is needed, use the last USB port on the front of the console. Turn on the headsets, if necessary.

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