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Here are the 7 methods to fix Mic Echo on PS5


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Annoyed by hearing Echo on your PS5. Don’t worry, we did all the research for you, and here is how to solve the Echo on PS5.

Mic echoes on PS5 because of the High Mic Sensitivity and can be solved by lowering it. To lower Mic sensitivity, go to Setting > Sound > Microphone > Adjust Microphone level, then move the L-Analog stick left to lower it. If there is still some echo, then reducing the system audio can definitely solve the issue.

If that didn’t solve the Mic issue then don’t worry we have more methods for you.

Also Checkout: How to use DuelSense controller on PC,

What might be causing the Echo on PS5

During my research, I found that there can be many reasons for the Mic to echo. Some of them are related to software, while others are related to the hardware,

So, here are the most common reason for your Mic to Echo on PS5:

Mic Sensitivity is too high: This is one of the most common reasons for Mic Echoing. If your Mic sensitivity is too high then it will register the volume of your Friends, and cause some major Mic issue. This can be solved by lowering the Mic Sensitivity.

High Volume of the Speaker: Playing games on a speaker when you don’t want to wear a headphone is perfectly fine, but if the speaker volume is too high then it too can cause the Echo on PS5. This can be solved by lowering the speaker volume and Mic sensitivity.

Wrong audio input is selected: Another common for Mic to Echo is when you are using your Headset audio and Controller input. You can easily fix the issue by changing the audio input in the Setting.

Moisture on Headphone jack: If you are not packing then headset into a plastic bag after each then you should unplug the headphone and clean it with a clean cloth.

Your TV volume is too high: I don’t think that we need to discuss this one any further.

Damaged Headset: Well, nothing is going to work if your Headset is faulty, You can try your Headset on your friend’s console to see if worked. And, if it didn’t then it’s time for you to pay Amazon a visit.

Without further ado let’s look at the ways to fix those issue.

Method 1: Change the Mic to Headset

Like we have discussed before one of the most common reason for your Mic to echo is that you have selected Mic (audio input) to the controller and audio output to Headset,

To change Mic from controller to Headset on PS5 follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to setting, you can see that at the top-right side of the screen.

Step 2: Scroll-down and smash the X button on “Sound”.

Step 3: Then on “Microphone” then “Input.”

There you can change the device from “Controller” to “Headset”.

What to do when you can’t see your Headset?

Most of us like to keep our Microphone muted from the headset button when we are not using it. Well, if that’s the case then PS5 has a bone to pick with you.

If the Headset Mic is muted at the time of connecting it to the controller, then PS5 is not going to register the Headset Mic even if you unmute it afterward.

Well, in that case, PS5 will use your controller Mic, and use the Headset only for audio output, and it can lead to some really severe Echo on PS5.

Don’t worry, fixing it is really easy. First, unplug your headset then unmute your Mic from the headset, and then re-plug it.

This bug is really easy to miss and fix.

PRO TIP: Now you know the reason why your friends can hear your father screaming at you, even after you have muted your Mic from the headset.

Method 2: Lowering your Sensitivity

High Sensitivity is one of the most common reason, if not the most common reason for Mic Echoing.

And believe me, this can cause some serious echo issues.

If your Mic sensitivity is too high and your friends Voice is leaking from your Headset (in-case you didn’t wear them properly) then the Mic will be able to pick up that voice, And you know the rest.

I don’t think we need to talk about if you are playing on Speaker.

We can prevent Echo just by lowering the Mic Sensitivity, To lower Mic Sensitivity follow these Steps:

Step 1: First go to the setting at the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Scroll down until you can see “Sounds”.

Step 3: Then go to Microphone and then “Adjust Microphone level”.

Step 4: Increase or Decrease the Microphone level with the left analog stick on your controller.

The way I like to do is, lower the sensitivity all the way down, then increase it little by little, Making sure the bar moves only when I speak.

All in all, make sure that No background noise is filtering through your Mic.

Method 3: Disable the 3D audio

I know this is new feature of PS5 and most of are probably enjoy it very much and you definitely don’t want to disable it,

I get that you enjoying it very much and don’t want to disable it. But sometimes we have do something’s which we don’t want to do inorder to get What we want.

To disable 3D audio:

  1. Go to Settings that looked like a gear at the top-right corner of the screen,
  2. Then go all the way down to “Sound”.
  3. Go to “Audio Output”, then go all the way down to the Headphones section and then disable the 3D audio.

Method 4: Set controller Mic sensitivity to zero

This one is from Reddit and has worked for quite a few peoples.

What you do in this method is first, pull the controller’s Mic sensitivity all the way down, Then connect the Headset, DON”T FORGOT TO UNMUTE MIC BEFORE CONNECTING THE HEADSET.

There is a Hypothesis that because of a software issue PS5 is picking up audio from both Controller Mic and Headphone Mic, and that can cause Echo. Again, this is just an assumption not something official.

Follow these steps if you are having troubles with lowering the Mic sensitivity:

Step 1: First go to the setting at the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Scroll down until you can see “Sounds”.

Step 3: Then go to Microphone and then “Adjust Microphone level”.

Hold the L-stick to the left to lower the controller mic sensitivity.

Once that’s done connect your Headset and this should solve any echo issue you are facing.

Method 5: Lowering the Audio

This one is also from reddit, and this too has worked for quite some people.

Like, we have discussed before that high volume can also lead to Echo on PS5,

What we are going to do in this one is, Set the Chat audio to Maximum and then lower the system audio.

Here is how to increase the party chat audio:

  1. Hold down the PlayStation button until you can see the option menu.
  2. Then click on the Volume button.
  3. Increase the chat volume to the Max.

To lower the System volume:

  1. Go to Settings that looked like a gear sign at the top-right corner of the screen,
  2. Then go all the way down to “Sound”.
  3. Go to volume and lower the Controller/Headset volume,

Lower down the System volume to 50%. And this should solve any echo issue you are facing.

Method 6: Reset your controller

If your controller is having some software issue then it’s definitely going to affect your Headphone.

To make sure there is nothing wrong with our controller we are going to reset it.

Don’t worry resetting the controller is really easy and it’s won’t cause any issue.

Before you begin resetting your controller. make sure it’s charged. DON”T RESET CONTROLLER ON LOW BATTERY.

Make sure the PS5 controller is ON, and whether to connect it to the console or not is up to you, Just make sure it’s ON.

To reset your controller:

Step 1: Flip the controller around.

Step 2: You will be able to see a small hole on the right of the Sony logo at the back of your controller.

Step 3: Take a small pin, SIM ejector tool will do just fine.

Step 4: Insert that pin into the hole for at least 5 second,

If your controller is connected to the PS5 then a message will POP up on the screen that the controller has been disconnected.

And there you go, you have successfully reset your controller and hopefully the Echo issue on your PS5.

Method 6: Restart your PS5

I know this one is pretty obvious and simple.

But sometimes, it’s those little thing that come and clutches, And I will say it’s definitely worth giving a try.

Method 7: Test your headset with a different controller

This is the best way to know whether the problem is with your PS5 or your headset.

You can use the Headphone on a different device like a Desktop or laptop to verify whether the problem is with your Headset or PlayStation. If the Mic is still not working properly, then it’s time for you to buy a new Headphone.

If it worked then that means the problem is with your PS5 controller and it’s time for you to contact the Sony service center.

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