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Multiple Bluetooth Headsets for PS3

Idea 216 | Posted in , by | March 17, 2010

If I’m playing a multiplayer game split-screen online, I would like for both of us to be able to have a bluetooth headset connected.



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SHINSPIKES  |  March 17th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Since they said 7 bluetooth controllers can be connected, it should really be any 7 bluetooth devices. That would be tight.


Detsuki-G  |  March 17th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

This is why I recommend the Playstation Eye. The Mic will pick up sound around the room AND it blocks out noise coming from the game unlike most controllers INCLUDING the official headset.


Dandonian  |  March 17th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

If I remember rightly, the official headset can be set to loud speaker. I know it’s not the same as each having a headset but it might at least give you a temporary solution.

Also, a usb mic will work, with your online team mates voices coming through the tv.


ProwlingFox  |  March 17th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Seeing as the BT chip inside the system can handle multiple connections (as demonstrated with the controllers), i don’t see why not.


GingGangGhoul  |  March 17th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

Pretty sure I’ve had both my b/t headsets connected at once.


KyFoxfire  |  March 18th, 2010 at 2:48 am

The Playstation Eye also has a microphone for those who wouldn’t mind going the Wii Speak route.

I haven’t tried it, but it only makes sense.


Vito_R  |  March 18th, 2010 at 8:43 am

I probably would never use it, but when I play on Xbox Live with my brother on the couch next to me, it is nice being able to both talk to our friends.


LokeSTL  |  March 18th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Would love this if me and the friends are switching off in multi-player games like Modern Warfare 2 or MAG. +1


DuckReconMajor  |  March 18th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Yeah this would be nice, always nice to support those still playing split screen, though I’m no big fan of split screen online play.


davidbadass13  |  March 18th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Yes but few games offer split-screen online
Still good though.



AnthonyTonyMagic  |  March 19th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

It’s a good idea, but I always found the PlayStation Eye solution to be the best, as it’s really good at cancelling out unwanted sounds.

If we could pair up a couple of bluetooth headsets, preferably stereo, and have the game music coming through the earphones then that would be great. No-one would complain about the PS3 being too loud then!


Thrasher20  |  March 19th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I like this. I once really wanted to do this on WarhawK with a buddy


bubit13  |  March 20th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

UMMMMMMMM WOW. Really bad idea!! First of all if its split screen online the person your playing with is right to you soo why would you need to bluetooth to talk to them!!!! Freaaking dumb idea!


liquidypoo  |  March 22nd, 2010 at 7:24 pm

bubit13, it’s so both of you can talk to the people online, not talk to each other.

If they set this up, I hope that they also support it in such a way that can recognize multiple official Sony PS3 headsets. I remember trying to sync mine to a friend’s console, and it just wouldn’t automatically sync. Without the manual on hand, I didn’t know how to put the sucker in pairing mode, so we couldn’t use it.


IdleHacker  |  March 23rd, 2010 at 1:05 pm

liquidypoo: All you have to do is connect it with a mini-USB cable to sync it


vivaCOLOMBIA  |  March 23rd, 2010 at 7:11 pm

yeah, I’d like this feature. When playing R2 split screen online I’d be on the mic talking with my clan members and the person next to me would be completly out of the loop. I don’t like setting the output to the tv because it glitches a bit a some sounds seem like they’ll bust my speakers. 2 mics would be great! This would work well with LBP planet too


ReIysis  |  March 29th, 2010 at 12:39 am

This would be a blast in Sacred 2.


liquidypoo  |  March 30th, 2010 at 12:32 am

IdleHacker: That did not work. That’s what I meant by it not automatically syncing.


BalramRules  |  April 3rd, 2010 at 4:34 pm

nice idea =) THUMBS UP MATE


NinjaSparx420  |  April 5th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I have a ps3 eye but i dont think thats this guys point. each person can have audio in audio out for games where you can talk to each player apart from everyone else


Markus  |  April 28th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

i don’t see why this would be so hard, seeing as the controllers are bluetooth and the PS3 can support seven


VladDracul1431  |  May 6th, 2010 at 10:35 am

this would limit number of single machine players to 3 if everyone had a headset.
7 concurrent connections is a Bluetooth limitation, not one randomly made up for PS3.
so in short, 3 controllers + 3 headsets is a max. you could add a 4th controller without a headset.


NO_ARM_GOLIATH  |  May 11th, 2010 at 8:08 am

i like it that way when im playing MW2 splitscreen i talk with my clan members that are playing online. +1


LadySesshoumaru  |  June 14th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

This is an awesome idea. Whenever I’m playing TWO or Resistance 2, my bf *BeefCake5678* usually has the mic. So, I’m left out because I don’t know what the other players are saying. I would want to be in the loop and not feel left out.


Takepyon45  |  June 22nd, 2010 at 10:07 am

YES! when i want to play certain games like Resistance2 with my brother. I will buy ANOTHER headset if we both could talk on it. You’re losing opportunity for us to buy more stuff from you!

and allow coop games to have multiple PSN sign on please!


CrazyFail  |  June 29th, 2010 at 10:56 am

I had that problem so i sold my headset and bought a PS3 eye. Everyone can talk and you have video.


Sgt_Henno_Garvie  |  July 8th, 2010 at 10:34 am

Why so every time you talk you are repeating yourself repeating yourself with the echo….


xG-ei8ht  |  July 27th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Just needs a2dp support.

For full audio out, games,music,films all in wireless stereo.

Look at DR BT22 wireless headphones, they are awesome.


KILLZONEGNASHER  |  August 17th, 2010 at 1:41 am

say wat the ps3 doesnt have that option but the xbox had it for 5 years


Wavidek  |  August 19th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

me and my girlfriend would also love this for games like resistance 2….its so enjoyable with a headset but not if only 1 of us has one….i would go buy another headset NOW if i could do this..and im sure a lot of people would too…im sure its not a hard patch to instal.


FULLxTIMExHITMAN  |  October 7th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

sounds hard to do but a great idea.


Vejolly  |  December 7th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

the problem with that is the echo of the two mics. I run into echo problems when in lan parties with friends, we all have to mute eachother.


Endorphin--Rush  |  December 28th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

As an aside, you can still use your headset for two people if you switch the audio settings in the PS3. Change the Audio output from your headset back to your TV\Stereo and keep the mic input on the headset.
That way both of you can use it, just lay it somewhere between the two of you.

Though I would love the idea of Mic’s Akimbo.


ernestgomez84  |  January 8th, 2011 at 1:12 am

There are weird ways around this, but they suck frankly.

a. using the ps eye means having to move your eye away from its spot by the tv, Ive done this with friends (them on the eye me on blu tooth head set) and we have a very hard time hearing each other, and the other half sacked ideas would be the same,

b. how many times to you have 4 players local and all want to play online with more people? or what game would support 4 local plus online anyways?

This is awesome since I sometimes have a friend over, and a friend online that wants to play, this would make it so I can hang with both friends, or on the rare occasion that I and my gf are playing LBP and my friend and his gf are also on LBP, and our gfs could talk to that would make it fun, we dont do it anymore cuz last time they got annoyed of only hearing us (the bfs) while we heard everything. This is an A+ idea, and option to have.


Cloud64Strife  |  February 19th, 2011 at 6:47 pm

This should be extended to all headsets, because the bluetooth headsets let in a lot more noise than the usb headsets I’ve noticed


Mexicutioner_007  |  February 24th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Like what was said above. The playstation eye is the perfect device for this. Cheaper too!


SAiNTSUTiiVU  |  June 19th, 2011 at 1:50 am

Damn i was going to post this haha i think this is a great idea so that split screen both players can talk and hear rather than just one player i mean it plays out of the tv but still sometimes its hard to here and you have to adjust all the settings for the game your playing effin wack yoo!


allen24014  |  June 19th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

this needs to hapen cuz i have 2 mics and only can use one and no one will take wat i want for the price


deabrOOkeGO3ZHRD  |  June 28th, 2011 at 9:45 am

I get a lot of complaints about my pseye. it causes some people to echo and it pics up the sound that comes through my tv and everyone hears my tv through the mic. I got a headset and have npt had a problem since. Way better choice although you cannot connect two mics. I think you can have the vpices come out of the tv and just speak into the mic though. My best friend and i have been trying for a while.



quentin109  |  July 17th, 2011 at 8:12 am

Yea if you have another person playing with you and you and the person your playing with wants to talk to the other players it would be a cool feature to help ps3 communication.


mtmetzler  |  September 26th, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I too was frustrated having 2 players in the house and wanting to play on line. Since PS3 only supports one device at a time we used a Jabra Cruiser2 Hands free speaker intended for your car. (see link below) It works great and have not heard any complaints from on line players. I do with they would allow multiple VOIP Bluetooth options though.

This was well worth the investment:


SUPERNATOR13  |  April 23rd, 2012 at 10:12 am

Just use an open mic like on the PS Eye Camera.


blackninja1017  |  July 17th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

why not let psn plus members get it


t_i_h_s  |  September 15th, 2012 at 5:41 am

I am surprised that this is not already implemented. This should be available for any function you could want to use a PS3 for. Whether multiple people are playing online or offline, or watching the same movie etc. The headphones are there so the person in the next room doesn’t have to hear, and also provides an easy surround sound setup.

So many scenarios I would have thought to be no brainers, simply denied until this is implemented.


CEMsportsfan  |  September 25th, 2012 at 7:53 am

You should be able to do that because you can talk to more of your friends so I think that’s a great idea


cdoggown  |  November 25th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Really don’t understand how this hasn’t happened yet. Black Ops 2 would benefit from this a lot.


JamieZach  |  February 28th, 2013 at 10:44 pm

I just had this problem, not knowing, I went to the GameStop near us and bought 2 bluetooths a blue one for my boyfriend and a red one for me, I like to play Zombies on Black Ops for PS3 but when he hears the people on-line then I can’t hear anything and I feel like…I’m just sitting there not talking to anyone… well because I’m Not. It’s kind of lonley, lol not being in on the jokes when he starts laughing and him holding a conversation and I have no idea what’s going on, and being said so I can’t join the convo, and a lot of the times when we are playing zombies people are yelling out certain important information to the other players like “There’s a horde of zombies coming right after you!!!” or “I’m down, come pick me up I’m on the stage!!” Lmao These are critical things that I ALSO need to know please! so that’s my rant, since I have to take the pretty red one back to the store tomorrow and I’m going to try and get the microphone that I’ve seen a few people talk about on here, but thanks playstation I’ll be hooked to a cord with my dogs running around and kids tripping over it and I’ll be glamorus with my huge headpiece on, instead of a stylish little blue tooth no one ever notices!

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