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If you’ve got a pair of earbuds with a microphone designed for an older Apple product, then it’s worth pointing out that you can now use them for voice chat when plugging them into a PlayStation 5 controller. When plugged into the DualShock 4, these types of earphones could previously only receive sound, but now you can use their microphone as well, like any other headset.

Apple used a slightly different standard to other earbud manufacturers, which rendered the microphone incompatible with the PS5. That’s now been fixed with the DualSense controller.

If you’d like to know more about connecting earbuds to your DualSense, then you can learn more in our guide through here: How to Use Headphones and Earbuds with PS5 and PS4 Controller. Also, if you are connecting a microphone to your controller, then don’t forget to mute it when you don’t want to be heard: How to Mute PS5's Microphone.