How do I get sound from PS5 to monitor?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

To get sound from your PS5 to your monitor, you have a few options depending on the capabilities of your monitor and the audio devices you have available. Here are some methods you can try:

1. HDMI Connection: Most monitors nowadays come with built-in speakers and support HDMI input. If your monitor has speakers and an HDMI input, you can simply connect your PS5 to the monitor using an HDMI cable. The audio will be transmitted through the HDMI cable, and you should be able to hear sound from your PS5 through the monitor’s speakers.

2. Headphone Jack: If your monitor doesn’t have built-in speakers or you prefer to use headphones, you can check if your monitor has a headphone jack. Some monitors have a 3.5mm audio output that allows you to connect headphones or external speakers. In this case, you can connect your headphones directly to the monitor’s headphone jack to hear the sound from your PS5.

3. External Speakers or Soundbar: If your monitor doesn’t have built-in speakers or a headphone jack, you can use external speakers or a soundbar to get audio from your PS5. Connect the PS5 to the monitor using HDMI, and then connect the external speakers or soundbar to the audio output of the monitor. This way, the audio from the PS5 will be transmitted through the HDMI cable to the monitor, and then redirected to the external speakers or soundbar.

4. Optical Audio Output: Some monitors may have an optical audio output. If your monitor has this option, you can connect an optical audio cable from the monitor’s output to a compatible audio device, such as a soundbar or receiver, that supports optical input. This will allow you to get sound from your PS5 through the monitor’s optical audio output.

5. HDMI Audio Extractor: If none of the above options work for you, you can consider using an HDMI audio extractor. This device allows you to split the audio signal from the HDMI cable and extract it to a separate audio output, such as a headphone jack or optical audio. You would connect the PS5 to the HDMI input of the audio extractor, and then connect the HDMI output of the audio extractor to the monitor for video. From the audio extractor, you can then connect your desired audio output device.

It’s worth noting that the specific steps and options may vary depending on your monitor model and the audio devices you have. It’s always a good idea to consult the user manual or manufacturer’s website for your monitor to determine the available audio options and the best way to connect your PS5 for sound.

In my personal experience, I have used both the HDMI connection and headphone jack methods to get sound from my PS5 to my monitor. I found the HDMI connection to be the most convenient and straightforward, as it eliminates the need for additional cables or devices. However, if you prefer to use headphones or have external speakers, the other methods can be equally effective.