Bose is one of our favourite audio companies on Audio Punch. Their love of high quality sound sets them way above the competition. If you’re luck enough to own one of their headsets, and you love gaming, then you’ve probably wondered how to use Bose headphones on PS4 systems.
Thankfully, it’s not as hard as you think to get things up and running and you’ll be able to enjoy a whole new world of sound though a proper set of headphones. Let’s dive in!
Easy 5 step guide to connecting Bluetooth headphones to your PS4 / PS4 Pro
Just about every pair of Bluetooth headphones, or earbuds, can be connected to your PS4 console with very little effort. The PS4 has Bluetooth built in (it’s what lets those lovely DS4 controllers work without the wires). So as long as your Bose headphones are Bluetooth ones, you won’t have a problem.
- Power on your PS4 and headphones
- Put your Bose headphones into pairing mode – Depending on the model of Bose headphones you have, the process might be slightly different. If you’re not sure how to do this, Bose have a handy guide on it here. It’s normally hold down the power button for a few seconds, until you get an audio prompt. Or slide the power button up to the Bluetooth symbol and hold it there for a few seconds.
- Tell the PS4 to look for your headphones – fire up your PS4 and press up on the DS4 and locate the settings icon. Go to settings and then Devices -> Bluetooth Devices. It might take a few seconds but keep waiting until your headphones name pops up on that screen.
- Select your headphones – Press X on your DS4 on the headphones you’re pairing up. On the popup box confirm with a yes.
That’s it! Your Bose headphones should be paired up with your PS4 console. Enjoy high quality sound on your games.
Hey, what about my mic?
If you’re wanting to pair your headphones up to your console and also be able to use team chat and talk to people out there in gaming land, then you’ll obviously need a mic. The good news is that many Bose headphones have a mic built in, for answering calls and giving voice commands. This is true with a lot of earbuds too.
But what if you don’t have a mic?
Don’t panic. If your headphones don’t have a mic and you normally use them to listen, rather than broadcast, you can buy a detachable gaming mic that you can add tin to be able to talk to people online. There’s a good selection of them on Amazon.
The best one we’ve found is the Audio-Technica ATGM2 Detachable Gaming Boom Microphone (Amazon) – which you can pick up on Amazon UK at a decent price. It’s got super-clear voice quality – something that a lot of the cheaper ones really don’t have.
Thanks for reading out little guide on AudioPunch on how to use Bose headphones for PS4. If there’s anything we’ve missed, please let us know in the comments. Are you using your Bose headphones for gaming? How are they compared to other headsets?