Today I learned how to mute PS5 audio with the DualSense controller – The Verge1 min read

Did you know that you could silence all system audio by merely holding the mute button on the DualSense for about one second? Ive had a PS5 for months, yet I only now recognized this covert feature exists after enjoying a YouTube video that the algorithm served me. Youll know its working when the orange mute light strobes softly, then you will not hear any system sounds.
Apparently, this technique works to disable all audio, no matter the audio source, be it your speakers, headphones wired into the controllers 3.5 mm jack, a wireless gaming headset, or one plugged in through one of the consoles USB ports. Despite the fact that the DualSense has some minimal PC assistance, this feature is special to PS5, it seems.
This video isnt the special source for this info, and it does not appear to have been the first to split that the function exists. A Google look for this function reveals a steady stream of players are accidentally coming across it on a rolling basis, maybe as more PS5 consoles ended up being available to buy.
Offered that the console is still challenging to purchase, let alone find in stock, I figured it d work for anyone reading this whos trying their luck at getting one. Im not exactly sure I would have ever figured it out myself if I had not been served that one video, either.
Its a convenient feature, though it may take a little practice for me to take advantage of this function versus my normal muting approach, which is simply to tug my earphones off.

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