How to Connect Headphones to the PS3

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Connecting headphones to a PS3 is not as simple as inserting a headphones adaptor into a headphone jack. Unfortunately, there is no headphone jack for the PS3, so an alternative connection is required. Connecting headphones requires a minor configuration process that can take anywhere from five to 10 minutes, if you have all of the necessary accessories on hand.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

Things you need

  • Set of headphones
  • Audio input connector
  • PS3 A/V supplied cord
  • HDMI connection cord

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    Initial Setup Process

  1. 1

    Plug the PS3 A/V supplying cord to the upper inlet port at the back of your PS3 gaming console.

  2. 2

    Insert the HDMI cable into the available port directly below the A/V supplying cord port.

  3. 3

    Connect the two output cables to the PS3 audio converter port. (Hint: These cords are red and white.)

  4. 4

    Plug the headphone jack into the end of the audio converter, opposite to the output cables.

    PS3 Sound Settings Configuration

  1. 1

    Power on the PS3 gaming console.

  2. 2

    Go to the PS3 sound settings, using the gaming console controller, and select the "Audio Output / SCART / AV Multi" settings at the bottom of the Sound Settings list.

  3. 3

    Exit out of the Sound Settings and access the PS3 Video Settings.

  4. 4

    Choose HDMI as your video connection type.

  5. 5

    Close out of your configurations and Sound settings, and test the configuration to ensure the headphones work properly.

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