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Getting PS3 to output sound to earphones instead of built in speakers?

#1DoramiPosted 2/7/2013 10:16:42 PM
I'm playing my PS3 through a HDMI connection to a monitor, which has built in speakers.

Sometimes I am playing at a time of the night where I'd prefer not to have the speakers output the sound, so I want to redirect the sound to headphones. The 3.5mm jack on the monitor can only serve as input, not output, so I cannot plug the headphone into the monitor to redirect sound.

What is the optimal way of doing this?
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#2ukokira1Posted 2/7/2013 10:29:57 PM
Bluetooth headphones.
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#3Dorami(Topic Creator)Posted 2/7/2013 10:40:42 PM
Bluetooth headphones are only used for voice communication. The game sound output will still output through their standard channel, in this case the monitor speakers. I believe this is true of USB headphones as well.
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#4ORANGE666Posted 2/7/2013 10:43:11 PM(edited)
PS3 has a plug in the back to attach audio video cable. The ones with 2 plugs for sound, and 1 for video. The one for the PS2 works, so you can get it cheap
http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/kabicy/V4402-01.jpg

Get a 2x female to female stereo cable like this except with the male end female, can find it at your dollar store
http://images-en.busytrade.com/243070800/Splitter-Stereo-Audio-3-5mm-Male-To-2x-3-5mm-Female-Cable.jpg

^Connect the 2 audio to the 2 female, and plug in your headphones to the one female.

So you can output sound through hdmi or through the composite cable without getting off the couch. You just need to go to audio settings everytime in xmb and change where sound is outputted
#5TomoEK9Posted 2/8/2013 1:23:02 AM
ORANGE666 posted...
PS3 has a plug in the back to attach audio video cable. The ones with 2 plugs for sound, and 1 for video. The one for the PS2 works, so you can get it cheap
http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/kabicy/V4402-01.jpg

Get a 2x female to female stereo cable like this except with the male end female, can find it at your dollar store
http://images-en.busytrade.com/243070800/Splitter-Stereo-Audio-3-5mm-Male-To-2x-3-5mm-Female-Cable.jpg

^Connect the 2 audio to the 2 female, and plug in your headphones to the one female.

So you can output sound through hdmi or through the composite cable without getting off the couch. You just need to go to audio settings everytime in xmb and change where sound is outputted


No you don't. There is a setting to output audio to both A/V and HDMI.

I know this because turtle beach headphones do both mic and game audio and uses the A/V for the game audio. You can set the PS3 to dual output so there is no need to switch back and forth.
#6izza20Posted 2/8/2013 3:43:32 AM
ORANGE666 posted...
PS3 has a plug in the back to attach audio video cable. The ones with 2 plugs for sound, and 1 for video. The one for the PS2 works, so you can get it cheap
http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/kabicy/V4402-01.jpg

Get a 2x female to female stereo cable like this except with the male end female, can find it at your dollar store
http://images-en.busytrade.com/243070800/Splitter-Stereo-Audio-3-5mm-Male-To-2x-3-5mm-Female-Cable.jpg

^Connect the 2 audio to the 2 female, and plug in your headphones to the one female.

So you can output sound through hdmi or through the composite cable without getting off the couch. You just need to go to audio settings everytime in xmb and change where sound is outputted


The second link you've posted is for a headphone splitter with everything being 3.5mm headphone jacks. You won't the two female ends to be RCA inputs, NOT what is in that link.

Also, if you're going to do this with headphones make damn sure they have their own volume control.

And does your monitor REALLY have speakers yet no headphone jack? You're 100% sure that the 3.5mm plug is only an input?
#7AalviPosted 2/8/2013 3:49:35 AM
Turtle beaches

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#8AalviPosted 2/8/2013 3:50:18 AM
2nd poster is also correct
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#9RyuuHou25Posted 2/8/2013 5:13:03 AM
Dorami posted...
Bluetooth headphones are only used for voice communication. The game sound output will still output through their standard channel, in this case the monitor speakers. I believe this is true of USB headphones as well.


*facepalm*
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#10ohmyupoorchildPosted 2/8/2013 5:29:24 AM
Dorami posted...
Bluetooth headphones are only used for voice communication. The game sound output will still output through their standard channel, in this case the monitor speakers. I believe this is true of USB headphones as well.


I have the Sony Pulse surround sound bluetooth headphones and they mute my TV when I use them.
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