Boosting Your PS5 Gaming Experience: A Guide to Optimal Audio Settings

Hello, PlayStation 5 (PS5) gamers! An immersive audio experience can elevate your gaming sessions to the next level.

A topic that’s currently trending is optimizing the PS5’s audio settings, so I’m here to help you make the absolute most of your PS5 audio experience.

1. Understanding Tempest 3D AudioTech

PS5 comes with an innovative feature, Tempest 3D AudioTech, which aims to provide a highly immersive, realistic 3D sound experience.

It’s designed to help you sense the direction and distance of in-game sounds, adding a new layer of depth to your gameplay (It’s really neat, and from my experiences boosts getting into games even more).

2. How to Enable 3D Audio

Enabling 3D Audio on your PS5 is simple. Head over to ‘Settings’ > ‘Sound’ > ‘3D Audio for Headphones/TV Speakers’ Here, turn on ‘Enable 3D Audio.’

Remember, the 3D Audio feature on headphones can only be adjusted when they are active, so make sure your headphones are powered (if wireless) and connected.

3. Adjusting the 3D Audio Profile

Not everyone perceives sound in the same way. That’s why the PS5 provides five different 3D Audio Profiles to match your preference.

To find the one that suits you best, go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Sound’ > ‘3D Audio for Headphones/TV Speakers’ > ‘Adjust 3D Audio Profile.’ Listen to the audio samples and select the one that sounds the best to you.

4. Using Compatible Audio Devices

The 3D Audio feature is designed to work with TV speakers and any set of headphones, including these Hyper X gaming earbuds that I love and use all the time.

To adjust settings for 3D audio on TV speakers, make sure your TV is connected directly to your PS5 using an HDMI cable.

5. Volume Control for Controller Speakers

The PS5’s DualSense controller has a built-in speaker that some games use for additional audio effects. If you find this sound too loud (or too soft), you can adjust it. Go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Sound’ > ‘Volume’ > ‘Controller Speaker,’ and adjust the volume to your liking.

6. Balancing Chat and Game Audio

Do you play multiplayer games where communication is key, but struggle with balancing game sounds and voice chat volume? The PS5 allows you to tweak this.

Press the PlayStation button > ‘Sound’ > ‘Audio Balance’ while in a party chat to find the balance that works for you.

I hope this guide helps you enhance your PS5 audio experience and further immerse yourself in your favorite games. Remember, everyone’s audio preferences are different, so don’t hesitate to experiment and find the best settings for you.

Have you always wondered what the best gaming settings for PS5 are on your TV? Be sure to check out this article I published sharing how to optimize TV visuals that best suit your game here on

Please note: Always consult the official PlayStation support website for the most recent and detailed information.

(Edit: This post will be updated as Sony releases new updates or features related to PS5’s audio settings.)

John Hammer

Hi i'm John Hammer, Founder and Author of Gizbuyer Guide. Ever since the original Xbox, PlayStation, and iPhone I've purchased and worked on all kinds of consumer tech products, gaming gadgets and operating system softwares. To this day my curiosity has never left, and my aim is to guide and share my knowledge on technology as I continue to experience the latest of the consumer electronics industry.

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