Unlike previous Playstation Systems, PS3 allows you to connect wireless Bluetooth headsets. Bluetooth headsets offer the convenience of listening to your game's sound wherever you are in the room -- and play and chat with other users on the free online Playstation gaming network. Most Bluetooth headsets are compatible with PS3. In minutes, you can pair the device to your gaming console and hear the sound from the built-in speakers.
Turn on your PS3 gaming console; then turn on your TV. The PS3's XMB menu is displayed on the screen.
Connect the Bluetooth headset to the PS3 using a USB cable. The lights on the headset turn solid green to indicate that the headset and the PS3 system have been paired. Move to the next step if you want to pair it manually.
Press and hold the "Power" button on the Bluetooth headset until the power and mic indicators flash alternately in green and red. This indicates the headset is in "Discovery" mode.
Select "Settings" from the PS3's XMB menu; then press the "X" button on your controller. Click "Accessory Settings"; then click "Manage Bluetooth Devices."
Click "Yes" to pair the headset with your gaming system; then click "Start Scanning." The PS3 gaming system scans for the headsets and displays it. Do not turn off your headset during the scanning process.
Select the Bluetooth headset; then enter "0000" (without quotes) when the setup asks for a pass key.
Select "Settings" from the PS3's XMB menu; then press the "X" button on your controller. Click "Accessory Settings"; then click "Audio Device Settings."
Select your Bluetooth in the "Input Device" and "Output Device" sections. Selecting the Bluetooth in the "Output Device" section allows you to hear the game on your headset's speakers.
Kefa Olang has been writing articles online since April 2009. He has been published in the "Celebration of Young Poets" and has an associate degree in communication and media arts from Dutchess Community College, and a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and mass communication from the State University of New York, Oswego.