How to Get PS3 Sound through a USB Headset

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The PlayStation 3 allows you to play video games, music and movies on your home television. If you own a compatible USB headset, you may wish to set this as the output device so all sound is played through the headset. This is a good option for when you want to watch movies or play games without the sound disturbing other people in the room. You can configure your PlayStation 3 to use your USB headset by changing your system’s settings from the main menu.

Things You'll Need

  • Compatible USB headset
  • Plug your USB headset into the USB port on your PlayStation 3.

  • Turn on your PlayStation 3 and navigate to the main menu.

  • Select the “Settings” icon, then choose “Accessory Settings” from the menu that appears below.

  • Select “Audio Device Settings” from the “Accessory Settings” menu.

  • Navigate to the setting next to “Output Device.” This will highlight the current output device that the PlayStation 3 is using.

  • Press the “X” button on your controller to change the output device. Your USB headset’s name should appear next to the “Output Device” setting.

  • Navigate down to the “OK” button on your screen and press the “X” button on your controller to accept the new setting. Your PlayStation 3 should now be using your USB headset as an output device to play all sounds.

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