When you're playing your Nintendo Switch in console mode you won't need to worry about sound, but when you're out and about with your Switch in portable mode, that's a different story. Though the Switch's Bluetooth processor is not set up for headphones, it does come with a standard 3.5mm audio jack. There are plenty of options for great sound while you're lugging your Switch around. Here are some of our favorite headphones that you can use with your Switch.

Game & Chat

Steelseries Arctis Bluetooth

Aside from being stunningly comfortable, having great audio, and one of the best sounding mics I have ever had the pleasure to experience, these Arctis Bluetooth headphones have even more to offer. With simultaneous wired and Bluetooth audio, they are perfect for Switch users as it allows you to hear game audio and use the smartphone chat app at the same time.

$100 at Amazon

Celebrate Zelda

Breath of the Wild Earbuds

If you're a fan of the Zelda game on the Switch, why not show your love with a pair of earbuds? With a carrying case to match, these earbuds are actually pretty good for the $20.00 price tag.

$20 at Amazon

Solid Sound

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B

If dropping hundreds of dollars on a pair of noise-canceling headphone is out of your price range, I don't blame you. Lucky for you, the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B is a great budget option for noise-canceling. It's tuned for great, natural sound.

$100 at Amazon

Outside Gaming

Sennheiser OCX 686G Sports

While you probably won't be running a marathon while you're playing your Switch, you may be moving around a lot, and if you're outside on a hot summer day that means you'll be sweating. If this sounds like you, then consider picking up a pair of Sennheiser OCX 686G Sports.

$120 at Amazon

Cheap Fit

Panasonic ErgoFit

Not everyone needs a pair of headphones with all the bells and whistles. If you're looking for simple, straightforward in-ear headphones, Panasonic has what you need. They'll deliver respectable sound in a comfortable package, and you can get these in a variety of colors with or without the microphone.

$12 at Amazon


Astro A10 Zelda Edition

Astro is a highly-respected leader in the gaming audio world, and its entry-level A10 headset delivers a heavy punch for the cost. This particular model was launched specially for Nintendo Switch, as it features a Legend of Zelda theme and also comes with a chat and audio cable specifically designed to be used with the Switch Online chat services.

$70 at Amazon

Any pair of good headphones will work with your Nintendo Switch, but the ones we list here let you take full advantage of all Nintendo has to offer with its mobile chat apps, and they have the sound quality to bring any game to life. We especially like the Steelseries Arctis 3 Bluetooth for its ability to deliver audio from the wire and over Bluetooth simultaneously.

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