Can I use a USB headset on the PSVR?

We know you don't want to use those earphones that came with the set.

While the PlayStation VR does come with a pair of in-ear earphones, games are much more immersive with a dedicated headset. And chances are, you own a USB one. After all, USB headsets process sound through their sound system, so their audio is clearer and crisper. Most of them are also built with surround sound.

Both the PS4 and PS5 support USB headsets—but is this case the same for the PSVR?

Does the PSVR support USB headsets?

Unfortunately, you can’t use your USB headset on the PSVR. VR games are processed in the headset itself, as opposed to the console, and the PSVR isn’t built with a USB port. You can use any pair of wired headphones instead, as long as they have a 3.5mm jack.

Related: Best PSVR games

The dangling wire can be a little annoying, especially if you play motion-controlled games like Beat Saber and SUPERHOT, but it’s a small inconvenience to pay for total immersion. Fortunately, you can wrap the excess wire with some velcro so it doesn’t get in the way.

For more PSVR content, check out PlayStation VR 2 Specs and System Requirements and Best Virtual Reality Games for Kids on Pro Game Guides.

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