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Playstation 3 Headsets

Post  [BtG]Lordjaro on Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:13 am

Bluetooth Headset Setup Guide for

1. Compatibility

Bluetooth Headsets
USB Headsets
Not Compatible with Bluetooth Stereo Headphones

2. Setup

Charging and Pairing a Bluetooth Headset
Connect a USB (wired) Headset
Mic Test and Volume Setting
More Ways to Configure Input/Output
In Game XMB

3. Troubleshooting

General Troubleshooting
Problems When Changing Games/Maps/Servers
Noise or Feedback
Pairing Problems
Voice Chat Drops
Controller Interference

4. Game Specific Information

5. All Headsets (If there are more reply me)

1. Compatibility

The PS3 supports only one headset at a time. Multiple players on the same console will have to share.


The PS3 uses Bluetooth version 2.0, and is compatible with all earlier versions.
All makes and brands of Bluetooth headset should work with the PS3.

USB (wired) Headsets can also be used with the PS3.

Any of the PS2 compatible USB headsets should work with PS3 games.
USB headsets are required for PS2 software used on the PS3.
Not Compatible with Bluetooth Stereo Headphones:

The Bluetooth audio signal for PS3 only carries voice chat. The game sounds and music are played through your TV or stereo receiver only.
If you want to listen to the gameplay with headphones then they will have to be compatible with your TV or stereo receiver.

2. Setup

A Bluetooth headset has to be registered with your PS3 before it can be used.

Make sure your Bluetooth headset is fully charged before you begin.
Activate your headsets, so it can be recognized by the PS3
On the Cross Media Bar (or XMB) of the PS3 go to the Settings tab then down into Accessory Settings, then down into Manage Bluetooth Devices.
Let the PS3 scan for your headset. When your headset is found follow the prompts and enter a pass key
The most of the time is the pass key 0000
If you're using a USB (wired) headset just plug it into one of the ports on the front of the PS3.

Mic Test and Volume Setting

After connecting a Bluetooth headset or after plugging in a USB (wired) headset return to the XMB. Go to Accessory Settings and choose Audio Device Settings. You can test your headset here

Your headset should appear as the audio input/output device.
Set the Microphone Level to 3. You can change the level any time if needed.
Speak into the headset, and the level bar at the top of the screen should move at the sound of your voice.
You can also view a list of Bluetooth accessories you have registered in the Manage Bluetooth Devices tab under Settings.

If your mic doesn't work do this again Smile

In Game XMB:

All of the functions in Audio Device Settings are available when using the XMB via the PS button during a game. You can set the input/output, mic level, device and testing your mic while you are gaming Very Happy

3. Troubleshooting


If you are having trouble with a headset after it is connected with the PS3 there are a few things to check first:

Make sure your headset battery is charged and working. Be aware that some brands/models will need to be connected again after each recharge. It's not a problem, it's just the way those models work.
Make sure your controller is charged. Lots of strange things happen when the controllers don't have enough power like dropouts and headset interference.
The headset should be set as the input/output device from the XMB.
For Bluetooth users, make sure there are no other Bluetooth devices in use near your PS3. Also try to eliminate any other radio frequency interference if possible.
For USB users, make sure the connection is secure and there are no wire breaks.
Update your console to the current available firmware.

Problems When Changing Games/Maps/Servers:

When you start another round, a new game, or change maps the headset suddenly no longer works. You'll know because the voices start playing through your TV speakers. This is usually just a connection loss like a phone call hanging up. Tap the call button on your BT headset and it should re-connect or register it again.

Headset-Controller Interference:

If your controller loses contact every time you turn on your headset, they might be interfering with each other. If the game allows it, changing the controller port assignment might help. To change the controller port assignment hold down the PS button while in game. The settings screen that comes up will give you the option to change the controller port. This will have to be set each time you restart your PS3.
Be careful if you walk out of range with an active Bluetooth headset. When you return you will probably experience a controller lockup as the PS3 tries to acquire the headset signal again. Put your headset in standby or just leave it near your PS3 if you need to move more than 30 feet away.
And as always make sure no other Bluetooth devices are in use nearby.

4. Game Specific Infomation

Killzone 2

KZ2 uses an open mic so just speak! There is also an option to mute individual players.

Call of Duty: World at War

Like COD4, this game uses an open mic. Just talk and the world will hear you. There is an option to mute individual players.

SOCOM: Confrontation
A retail version is available bundled with the Official PS3 Bluetooth mic. It is also available separately. The game is also available in disc without the mic, and as a download.
Use the USB cable to instantly connect your official mic to your PS3 by plugging directly into the mic. Connecting this way allows use of HQ mode (better sound) and access to a status screen for the mic on the upper right of the screen.
Here is a video of the mic in action.

Grand Theft Auto IV
Voice chat is available in all modes. In the game setup the host can choose open mic and proximity (only people nearby can hear). You can also talk privately with another player by using the in game cell phone. There is an option to mute other players as well.

Call Of Duty 4
COD4 uses open mic. Meaning you just have to turn your mic on and talk. You'll know if the game recognizes your mic in the online lobby. There is an icon next to players that have a mic, and the icon lights up when someone speaks.
*Open Mic Etiquette* Every sound you make is going out on the mic so try to be polite. Chewing gum or eating is a bad idea with open mic games. If the sound from your TV is activating your mic then turn your TV down. And remember: not everyone shares your taste in background music!

Guitar Hero III (PS3)
During the game setup all works well. After a round starts the chat can become near impossible to use. No info on a fix.


SOCOM games will not work with your Bluetooth headset. You can still use a USB mic for SOCOM (PS2) games.

5. Headsets:


*Model H700 has an "A" and "B" version with different pairing procedures. Here's the link to Motorola FAQ to help with the issue.


Cordless Vantage v2.0 (see review above)

JX-10 v1.2
BT125 v2.0 (This is the headset that comes with the Warhawk bundle)
BT 135 v2.0
BT 150 v1.2
BT 160 v1.2
BT 350 v1.2
BT 600 v1.2
BT 3010 v2.0
BT 8040 v2.0
BT 5010 v2.0
BT 5020 v2.0

HBH-300 v1.1
HBH-602 v1.1
HBH-610 v2.0
HBH-PV702 v1.2

Discovery 655 v2.0
Discovery 640 v1.2
Explorer 330 v1.1
Explorer 320 v1.2
Explorer 220 v1.2
M 2300 v1.1
Pulsar 590A v2.0
Pulsar 590E
Voyager 510 v1.2
Voyager 520 v2.0

Southwing (Cingular)
SA505 v2.0

Scala 500 v1.2
Scala 700 v2.0
Cardo S640 v1.2

Encore Electronics
ENBTHS-011 v1.2

G6 Micro v 2.0

HBM 300 v.1.2
HBM 710 v.1.2

ET2000 v.1.2

WEP170 v1.2
WEP200 v2.0

Freestyler 500 v1.2

5500 v1.2

BH-200 v2.0
BH-202 v1.2
BH-208 v2.0
BH-900 v2.0
HS-26W v2.0

Wi-Gear Inc.
iMuffs MB210 v2.0

BlueParrot B150TK v12

Radio Shack
Voice Star VS610 v1.1

X3 Micro v1.2


Sony Bluetooth Headset (Best one will explain this one later)



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