So you’ve got your Playstation 3, a copy of Resistance: Fall Of Man and you’re all setup to go multiplayer online. The only thing missing is a wireless headset to chat with your team right? The Playstation 3 uses Bluetooth for its wireless controllers which got me to thinking…what about a Bluetooth headset? Turns out you can pair ANY Bluetooth Headset with your PS3 for voice chat, here’s how.
Turn on your Playstation 3, and from the main menu go to Settings – Accessory Settings – Register Bluetooth Device
You will be presented with two options:
Register BD Remote Control
Select Register Headset… and put your Bluetooth headset into pairing mode. On your PS3 select Start Scanning
Select your device and enter your pairing code. In most cases for audio devices the default pairing code is “0000″
Now on your PS3, go to Audio Device Settings and change your “Input Device” and “Output Device” to your Bluetooth headset name. Try speaking and watch your “Mic Level” move!
While playing Resistance: Fall Of Man you can voice chat with other players by pressing and holding down L3. I use the Plantronics Pulsar 590 Bluetooth Stereo Headset  PlayStation 3 Bluetooth Headset 2.0 with my phone, for Bluetooth audio on my laptop, and now for voice chat on my PS3. The Plantronics 590 allows for up to eight device pairings and it works flawlessly with the PS3 – I was even able seamlessly answer an incoming cell phone call and then switch back to PS3 voice chat. While playing Resistance I only came across one other person using a Bluetooth headset for voice chat, and he so I wanted to get the word out.
PlayStation 3 Bluetooth Headset 2.0