How to Connect Headphones to Pc Without Bluetooth?

These days when you are working from home, doing your online classes, or even watching movies, headphones are crucial for all of us.

Most people, including me, don’t like long-wired headphones but prefer to have wireless headphones. But most of the PCs don’t have in-built Bluetooth. So, connecting might be a difficult task for you.

In this article, we are going to talk about “How To Connect Headphones To Pc Without Bluetooth“. Follow these few simple steps and you’re all set to connect your headphones.

1. Connecting Through Bluetooth Adapter

Using a Bluetooth adapter, you can easily pair your PC with headphones. You need to first plug in the adapter and then pair the headphones with the adapter.

Follow these simple steps to get it done :

  • Step 1: In your PC’s USB port, plug in the Bluetooth adapter.
  • Step 2: Make sure your headphones are turned on and enable Bluetooth pairing mode.
  • Step 3: Open the Bluetooth settings and then click on the “Add a Device” option.
  • Step 4: After clicking on Add a Device option, your PC will start showing the available device.
  • Step 5: You will see your headphone name in the list of available devices. Click on the Pair option.
  • Step 6: Done, your PC will now pair with the headphones and you can start using them as early as you want.

2. Connect Headphones To PC With Wireless Receiver

Sometimes, PCs don’t support Bluetooth receivers. At that time you need something different, here wireless receiver might solve your problem.

Follow these quick steps to connect your headphones to your PC through wireless receivers.

  • Step 1: Turn on your headphones and also your PC. Make sure your headphones are in pairing mode.
  • Step 2: Same as the Bluetooth adapter, plug the wireless receiver into the USB port of your PC.
  • Step 3: Start the wireless receiver and scan for new devices in your PC’s Bluetooth settings.
  • Step 4: You have to find your headphones from the prompted list and click on them to connect.
  • Step 5: If asked, enter the passcode.

Now your headphones are ready to be connected to your PC.

3. Connecting Via USB Dongle

The USB dongle is similar to the Bluetooth adapter and it will give you accessibility to connect your headphones to your PC easily.

  • Step 1: Ensure your headphones and the PC are off.
  • Step 2: Plug the dongle into your PC USB port and then turn on the PC.
  • Step 3: Press and hold the pairing button present on the side of the dongle for a few Seconds.
  • Step 4: When the dongle is ready to pair i.e its LED light will start flashing and then release it.
  • Step 5: Turn on the headphones and then pair the headphones with the dongle.

After around 4-5 seconds, the headphones will be connected to the dongle and the LED light will start glowing solid white.

4. Using a 3.5 mm Cable

The simplest method to connect headphones to a pc without Bluetooth is by using a 3.5 mm audio cable. Here are the steps to get it done :

  • Step 1: Plug in one end of the 3.5 mm audio cable to your PC and the other in your headphones jack.
  • Step 2: After you plugged in, make sure both the headphones and the PC are on and are in pairing mode.
  • Step 3: Your PC will automatically detect the headphones and will be paired automatically.

Next, you’re all set to use the headphones with your PC. If your headphones have an HDMI port, you can repeat the above steps to connect it seamlessly.


While pairing headphones to the PC, you can either connect it wirelessly with the help of Bluetooth or you can use the Bluetooth adapter, Dongle.

If you want a wired connection, then using a 3.5 mm audio cable or HDMI cable might solve your query. 

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