How to use Fantech Headset HG11 & others on your PS5!

How to use Fantech Headset HG11 & others on your PS5!

Before we begin, it’s worth mentioning that our headsets will also work on PS4, and in theory XBOX consoles. While it is untested for those, they should function properly as per our research. In this article, we will be looking at HG11 and other headsets with PS5, which should be the same for PS4.

So, let's get into it!


Before buying a headset to use on your PS5, it is important to make sure it will work properly, to avoid any disappointment! Don't worry, we've made it super easy to know which one of our headset types will work on PS5, and how to connect them!

No matter if you want a 3.5mm TRRS, USB, Bluetooth, or other headset, we've got you covered! Take a look below!



Headsets with 3.5mm TRRS Connector - Fantech Valor MH86

Valor MH86 Headset

From the get-go, all of our headsets that use a 3.5mm TRRS (3 black ring/band) connector, will work perfectly on any console, regardless of being PS5, PS4, XBOX, etc. As long as you connect the 3.5mm connector to your console, or to the controller (such as the headset IN port on the PS5 and PS4 controller), then it will work perfectly!

The console will automatically detect the headset, and you can get into gaming, straight away.


  • Speaker Driver: 50mm
  • Multi-Platform Compatibility
  • Wire Length: 2m
  • Comfortable Ear Cups


Headsets with Bluetooth Audio - Fantech WH01

WH01 product

For PS5, bluetooth headsets are a little more tricky to setup than 3.5mm or USB headsets. Even though the PS5 has a bluetooth antenna, it is solely used for the controllers to ensure a stable connection. In other words, the PS5 doesn’t support Bluetooth Audio.

To solve this, users can buy a USB Bluetooth Dongle that has a button for syncing the headset, and plugging it into the front USB (for convenience) port on the PS5. Keep in mind that a normal USB bluetooth dongle won’t work, due to not having any way of connecting the headset to the dongle, as PS5 doesn’t have any BT connection settings menu.

It is worth mentioning that when using a bluetooth headset for gaming on the PS5, your mileage may vary. While it may work properly for listening to music, or playing single player games, it may struggle with multiplayer games. This is because bluetooth doesn’t necessarily have enough bandwidth to handle high quality audio, and high quality voice transmission at the same time. Due to this limitation, audio quality may not be as crystal clear as it could be, or voice quality may be spotty at times.


  • Low Latency
  • 60 Hours Playback
  • Dual Mode Connection
  • Swivel Foldable Structure

Headsets with USB Connectors - Fantech HG11, HG21, etc

HG11 headset

USB headsets are natively supported by the PS5, and will work after simply plugging them into the front USB port on the console. Just like the 3.5mm connector, USB audio works perfectly right out of the box.

However, there is a bit of tweaking you can do to get the best sound quality and volume. Take a look below at the section below this comparison area. Most notably, adjusting the volume in the PS5 menu, and ingame to get the full experience, as the PS5 handles audio a bit different than computers.


  • Full Size Extra Large Around Ear
  • 50mm Driver Unit
  • LED: RGB + Mic (Blue LED)
  • Plug Type: USB
  • Driver Software Available
  • Cable Length: 2.2m

Headsets with OTHER Audio Connection Methods - 2.4ghz, 3.5mm audio+mic, etc

Headsets with other audio connection methods will work, depending on the situation. 

Headsets that use a 2.4ghz connection and USB dongle, will work perfectly, right out of the box. Simply just connect the USB dongle to the PS5’s front port, and turn on the headset (as per the manual), and get right into your game!

Headsets that use a 3.5mm audio+mic connector, that is split (TRS), where the stereo audio and microphone are on two separate jacks, will work on PS5, but not right out of the box. While you could simply just connect the 3.5mm stereo audio jack to the controller’s port, there would be no microphone. To solve this, you would need to buy a 3.5mm stereo + mic “Y-cable” adapter, to convert the two separate cables into 1 cable. Then, you can get into your game!

If you have another type of our headsets such as our earphones, or TWS, please email us at support(at) regarding connectivity to PS5.


After connecting your headset to your PS5, you should adjust the settings in your PS5 system menu, as well as in-game to ensure the best listening experience. In-game, simply navigate to the settings option, which is available in most games, and set the audio to headphones, or adjust the audio sliders to fit your own requirements.

For the PS5 global settings on the main menu, there's a few settings that need to be changed to get the best experience possible.

First, go to the PS5's settings, and navigate to the "sound" menu option. While in "sound", set the "InputDevice" under "Microphone" to be the headset's microphone. Then, go to "Adjust Microphone Level", and change it to a comfortable level.

PS5 Settings 1

Then, go to "Audio Output", and set "Output to Headphones", to "All Audio". This will send all audio, including voice chat and other sounds directly to the headset.

Regarding "Enable 3D Audio“, this option enables the PS5's native surround sound-esque feature. However, some users have reported that 3D audio may sound poor with PS4 titles, and/or may be lower volume than standard stereo audio. If your headphone audio is too low, it is suggested that you disable 3D Audio.

PS5 Settings 2

If you leave 3D audio as enabled, it is suggested to adjust the Audio Profile, by going to "Adjust 3D Audio Profile", and choose one that fits your style.

PS5 Settings 3

Lastly, go to the "Volume" option, and set the volume to a comfortable level. It is worth noting that you may find a better experience by adjusting the volume to 100%, due to how the PS5 handles volume.

PS5 Settings 4

Enjoy your PS5 gaming with our headsets!