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5 quick fixes to stop echoing in your PS5 headset

Echo on a PS5 mic

Are you caught in an endless cycle of mic echos while gaming on your PS5®? You're not alone. Many gamers face this disruptive issue which can throw off their game and frustrate squad members. But don't worry—fixing echo problems on your PS5 microphone can be straightforward with a few adjustments.

At uBreakiFix® by Asurion, we have the know-how to handle any tech problem. From tech care to solving complex mysteries, like how to fix a crashing PlayStation® 5, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how to fix echo on a PS5 mic.

Check your headset connection

Sometimes, a loose or partially connected headset can cause feedback issues. Make sure your PS5 headset is properly connected. If it's wireless, check its battery level and ensure it's charged.

Reduce the volume

If your headset volume is too loud, the mic might pick up the sound and cause an echo. Turn down the volume on your headset if they have volume controls. You can also adjust the headset’s volume through your console by pressing the PS button > Sound > Volume and moving the slider.

Adjust the mic level

Adjusting your console’s microphone level can help reduce or eliminate echo. If it’s set too high, then it will cause an echo.

  1. Press the PS button.
  2. Select Mic > Adjust Mic Level > Microphone level for Controller Headset. Use the microphone level slider to adjust the sound level until the input is optimal without picking up background noise.

Change the output device settings

Echo can also stem from incorrect output device settings. Go to Settings > Sound > Audio Output and ensure the output device is your headset.

Update your PS5 software

Keeping your system and accessories updated is crucial. It ensures you have the latest fixes and improvements. Follow these steps to get your PlayStation up-to-date:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select System > System Software.
  3. Choose System Software Update and follow the on-screen prompts to install any updates.

Try a different headset

PS5 microphone still not working? Consider testing another pair of headphones or a different headset to determine if the issue is with your current headset.

If you've tried these steps and still need a little help, we're right around the corner. Schedule a repair at the nearest uBreakiFix® by Asurion store and our certified experts can get your device back up and running as soon as the same day.


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