How to Fix Echo, Buzzing & Hearing Yourself on PS5 Headphones or Mic

This guide will show you how to fix the buzzing and the echo sounds on your PlayStation 5 headset. You have to make some changes in Mic and Party settings to fix these problems.

Mic settings

In this section, we will take you through the steps to adjust microphone settings on a PlayStation console. The steps include ensuring the headset is properly connected, selecting the appropriate headset, adjusting the microphone sensitivity and turning off mic monitoring if enabled on the headset.

  • Ensure that your headset is turned on and properly plugged into your PlayStation console.
  • Press the PlayStation button on your controller.
    This will open up the quick menu, which provides access to various settings and features.
  • Navigate to the bottom left side of the quick menu and click on the Microphone icon.
  • After that, tap on Mic and make sure to select your headset.

This selection will ensure that the audio input is directed through your headset’s microphone.

  • Within the Microphone settings menu, navigate to the option labelled “Adjust Mic Level.”
    This option allows you to adjust the sensitivity of your microphone. You will see a slider that represents the mic level or sensitivity. The slider typically ranges from left to right.
  • To cut out low-end sounds that are too quiet or unwanted, you need to adjust the slider to the left.

Now it will barely pick up any of the low-end buzzings or tapping sounds.

If you have mic monitoring turned on your headset, you will face equine.

The mic monitoring will pick up your voice and replay it back into your headset so you can hear yourself speak

  • You need to adjust the mic monitoring on your headset and turn it off.

Now if your friend has a headset that’s directly plugged into the controller and it’s feedbacking the sound from the party chat, you will get an echo in your ear.

  • To fix it, you need to ask your friends to reduce the sensitivity of their microphones and turn down the volume on their headsets.

Party Settings

The section describes how to adjust party settings to manage voice volume levels and address echo issues. By following the steps below, you will be able to fix echo-related issues.

  • If your friend is way too loud, you can go to the Party and lower the voice of that particular friend.

You can also increase their sound if needed.

  • After that, tap on three dots and adjust the audio for the game sound or the voice chat.
    You can move the slider to adjust the audio volume balance for the game and voice chat.
  • If you’re charging your headphone while you’re speaking, you will also face the echo problem. So you need to charge your headset separately when you’re not gaming.