How to configure the sound of my PlayStation 5?

The PlayStation 5 offers the possibility of listening to music while playing , that is, it has external audio that can be used as desired. If you have been able to squeeze the juice out of the audio of your console, you surely know what we are talking about, that is why today we will teach you the correct way to configure the audio of your PS5 so that you can enjoy it even more.

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  1. What audio factors can we configure on a PS5?
    1. output device
    2. HDMI device type
    3. speaker positions
    4. Turn on 3D audio
    5. Sound effects
    6. audio priorities
  2. Why should I enable 3D audio on my PS5?
  3. What other surround audio formats can I use on my PS5?
    1. Dolby Digital (max 5.1ch)
    2. Dolby Digital Plus (max 7.1ch)
    3. Dolby TrueHD (max 7.1ch)
    4. DTS-HD High Resolution Audio (max 7.1ch)
    5. DTS-HD Master Audio (max 7.1ch)
    6. Linear PCM (max 7.1ch)

What audio factors can we configure on a PS5?

The PlayStation 5 has a variety of elements that can be changed at will in order to enhance the audio experience. Among all the things that can be done, we will show you below the ones that attract the most attention. The best thing about all this is that there is no need to add funds to the PlayStation .

output device

To configure the output device you have to go to the main menu and then to Settings; locate the Sound option, select it and make the changes you want. You can choose to let the console act automatically by detection , it is more practical but you have to be careful to avoid turning on the orange light on the console .

HDMI device type

To configure the HDMI of the console, just stay in the sound menu, the PlayStation 5 itself will announce that the option is present, since the cable also sends sound and audio. When you have already found the option, just select the equipment that you have connected by HDMI and configure it.

speaker positions

You do this manually and you achieve it by moving the speakers until you get the right balance so that the sound experience is the best for you. You can test it by activating the main mode of the console and letting any sound play in general, you can change it as you see fit.

Turn on 3D audio

This option greatly improves the sound experience since, depending on what you listen to, you will have the opportunity to place it in 3D mode so that it can be enjoyed three-dimensionally. To activate it, go to the sound settings of your PlayStation 5, then look for the TV option, a drop-down menu will appear where you will find the option ´Access to 3D audio´, select it and then activate it.

Sound effects

This option is used a lot in games and allows you to set the audio to enhance scrolling moments . You can activate and deactivate it at any time, normally the option is deactivated on the PlayStation 5 but from the ‘Settings – Audio’ option you can activate it without problem whenever you want.

audio priorities

This option is one of the best within the PS5 since it is in charge of prioritizing the audio outputs under a configuration. If you have several devices connected, you will have to configure which one has priority  and therefore the sound will be heard much better through one output, unlike others.

Why should I enable 3D audio on my PS5?

The 3D audio of the PlayStation is without a doubt a fun option and at the same time quite pleasant. One of the reasons that leads to the use of this option is the fact of being able to enjoy the surround sound that this experience offers , it is capable of reproducing up to 5000 sound sources simultaneously and the best way to exploit it is by using headphones.

What other surround audio formats can I use on my PS5?

The best way to enjoy the immersive audio provided by the PS5 is by using headphones. However, there are some audio formats that are compatible and offer good 3D audio quality. Now we will show you a list of these formats, remember that if none of them work, you can contact the PlayStation technical service .

Dolby Digital (max 5.1ch)

This technology can be used in home theaters, smartphones and browsers, the fact that it can be used in the PlayStation 5 makes the Dolby Audio experience really good. It has up to 7.1 channels of surround sound considered high fidelity for the user to fully enjoy.

Dolby Digital Plus (max 7.1ch)

This dolby is characterized by being twice as efficient as Dolby Digital , it has 7.1-channel audio with support for video services. It is especially used to provide a clean and surround sound at lower Bit rates than normal. Paired with the PS5 you can encode at speeds between 96 and 128 Kbps.

Dolby TrueHD (max 7.1ch)

This audio is also known as MLP and is the one commonly used with HD and UHD Blu-ray. Supports up to 24-bit audio and up to 7 audio channels as well as immersive audio. Running on the PlayStation 5 it has the ability to average around 6,000 Kbps at 48 kHz to a maximum of 18,000 Kbps.

DTS-HD High Resolution Audio (max 7.1ch)

This is multi-channel audio that is truly lossless in its development. Being part of the PlayStation 5 it can provide a clean sound that does not decode the audio. One of its greatest utilities can be seen exposed when it is used with Blu-ray. It is safe and reliable so you can rest assured that you will have good surround sound.

DTS-HD Master Audio (max 7.1ch)

This surround sound format competes with Dolby Atmos. It has the capacity to store 8 audio channels and the sampling depth is 24 bits. Using it with the PlayStation 5 and having good storage can allow almost any number of abstract channels.

Linear PCM (max 7.1ch)

It is the last but not the least, unlike the other formats, the Linear PCM only produces a stereo single so with the PlayStation 5 it will be a good sound but quite simple. It has multiple analog inputs, however not all of them offer the expected surround service.


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