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post #1 of 11 Old 06-14-2007, 11:16 AM - Thread Starter
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I searched for the answer to this simple question everywhere annd nobody seems to know the answer.

When gaming online with my ps3, can i listen to my friends' voices AND the game sounds (like shots, etc.) BOTH coming from the bluetooth headset?

The reason i'm asking this is that i'd like to buy some quality *stereo* bt headphones like sony's DR-BT50 (see http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...52921665095015), and use them to listen to everything coming from the ps3: players'voices, game sounds and ideally even my music stored on the ps3's HDD.

Is this possible? Please help!
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post #2 of 11 Old 06-14-2007, 11:21 AM
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As it stands right now.. No you cannot. Only voice is sent to BT headsets. Stereo on Mono. It doesnt matter. I have a set of Motorola HT820 stereo BT headphone/set. They only carry voice. The games audio, and music of all kinds still come out of the stereo speakers. I would like to see this feature too...
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Thanks a lot. 5 minutes on avs forum is worth 2 hours on other forums. Why didn't i remember this?
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By the way, are you sure that you can't change this in the "audio devices settings"?
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By the way, are you sure that you can't change this in the "audio devices settings"?

I've tried "EVERYTHING" it seems as if the PS3 BT driver doesnt support music at all. I've been trying to get music via BT to work since launch, and would check with just about every Firmware update, to see if it worked. Still nothing. Now the BT driver does support stereo. when I play games I hear voices in BOTH ears with my HT820. But music is a no go. I would love to turn my PS3 on, and listen to some tunes off the HD without having to have my reciever, and Tv on. No luck to date. So im stuck listening to my Music via BT off my PC.
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A quick & similar noob question. Can you just use a USB headset w/ mic (like I'd use on a PC) to plug into the PS3 and be able to talk and listen to the game? My wife doesn't quite appreciate the explosion sounds cranked up in the living room the same way I do. So it'd be nice to get around it instead of having to turn the TV up to hear the game and just use the BT headset to talk. Any info is appreciated.
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USB headsets work fine.
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USB headsets work fine.

True.

But not for getting game audio...

For that you'll need to take the audio headphone feed from your TV or your A/V receiver. There is no headphone port on the PS3.

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So if I get a USB headset with mic (like I'd use on the PC), I won't be able to get 100% of game audio through the headset? I guess that is what I am looking for. Some way to have all the game audio and voice go through a headset. Are there any solutions?
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Yes there is a solution!
You have to go to audio devices settings and select "default device" under the output setting.
Under the input setting instead, select the headset you are using (USB or Bluetooth).
That way, you will use your headset as microphone, but the other players' voices will be coming out of your tv, together with the rest of game audio.
At this point you just have to use normal mini-jack headphones plugged in to your tv and your marriage is safe!

Don't forget to tell me if you like this solution!
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hi everyone.
so basically, no a2dp support from the ps3 at this time?

bummer. I just received a pair of nice goretek ht300 and was hoping to use it for late night movie listening

hopefully in some future firmware update?
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