3D sound on PS5;how to configure the audio

Take advantage of one of the most important features of PlayStation 5.

PS5 is now available for everyone and there are many new features: high transfer speed thanks to the SSD, backward compatibility with PS4 video games and new playable possibilities thanks to DualSense , among other attractions. Of course, something that has also been improved is the sound, an element called to have a great role in the new generation.

In this section, you have probably heard of 3D sound , but what exactly is it and how does it work? To begin with, it must be said that this leap in quality is possible thanks to the Tempest Engine , a technology that makes it easier for developers to create a much more immersive sound environment than we have seen so far. Of course, to take advantage of this feature it is necessary to configure the PS5 for it, so pay attention to the following steps .


Audio formats, devices and settings

You can use any audio output on your PS5: headphones – it doesn’t matter if it’s the official Sony Pulse or other compatible ones -, sound bars, televisions and amplifiers. In any case, the first thing is to know all the audio formats compatible with the console . You can access its section by browsing the Configuration> System> Sound route.


  • Dolby Digital (max 5.1ch)
  • Dolby Digital Plus (max 7.1ch)
  • Dolby TrueHD (max 7.1ch)
  • DTS (max 5.1ch)
  • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio (max 7.1ch)
  • DTS-HD Master Audio (max 7.1ch)
  • AAC (max 5.1ch)
  • Linear PCM (max 7.1ch)


In the case of using headphones, either connected to the console control or directly to it through the USB port, the most important thing is to access the ” Adjust 3D audio profile ” tab , in which you will find a drop-down with up to five different sound profiles. The system warns that the height at which the 3D sound is reproduced can be perceived differently depending on each person, so there is no better idea than to check the five profiles yourself until you find the one you like best .


The best way to test is playing Astro’s Playroom . First of all, because it is a title in which Sony has made a real waste when it comes to showing us different novel aspects such as the haptic vibration of the DualSense and the 3D sound itself. Second, because it is completely free and comes standard installed on the console . You can access any level and check the audio profiles by appreciating sound effects such as rain, gunshots or walking on different types of surfaces.


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