Best Headphones for Nintendo Switch iMore 2021
If you're playing your Switch and want to avoid bothering anyone around you while still enjoying all the sounds of your game, headphones are your best bet. The console features a 3.5mm jack letting you plug in a wide range of options ranging from the extremely affordable and basic to premium noise-canceling, with plenty in between. Whatever your needs, you'll find great suggestions for the best Nintendo Switch headphones on this list.
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- Game & chat: SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth
- Cheap gaming headset: Masacegon Gaming Headset
- Comfort-focused: BENGOO G9000
- Solid sound: Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B
- Cheap fit: Panasonic ErgoFit
- Super sleek: Turtle Beach Recon 70
With simultaneous wired and Bluetooth audio, these headphones are perfect for Switch users as they allow you to hear game audio and use the smartphone chat app or in-game chat at the same time. The cushioned head strap and earphones provide a comfy audio experience while the speakers feature background noise cancellation.
These over-the-ear speakers feature HD stereo surround and noise canceling. It's lightweight, and the speakers are cushioned, so wearing these headphones is a comfortable and pleasant experience. There are three colors to choose from: red, green, and blue.
These noise-canceling headphones are made to stay comfortable during long play sessions, incorporating a memory protein on the over-ear pads that let in air and an adjustable headband designed to reduce sweat. They're also compatible with all major gaming platforms.
The Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B is a great budget option for noise-canceling. It's tuned for great, natural sound. It's also lightweight and features a fold-flat design so it will be easy to store and travel with.
These simple, straightforward, in-ear headphones deliver respectable sound in a comfortable package. Choose from a variety of colors with or without the microphone.
Any pair of decent headphones will work with your Nintendo Switch, but the ones we list here let you take full advantage of all the console has to offer, providing the sound quality needed to appreciate the music and sound effects that can be key cues to your gameplay. If you want to use a Bluetooth headset, you'll need an adapter.
Of all the headphones on the market, we especially like the performance of the SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth for its ability to deliver audio from the wire and over Bluetooth simultaneously. If you're looking for a headset that's a bit cheaper, we recommend Masacegon Gaming Headset since it provides noise-canceling, surround sound speakers, as well as a microphone at an extremely affordable price. Now, if you just want something cheap yet reliable, consider getting this pair of Panasonic ErgoFit earbuds. They're the most inexpensive option on our list, and you can choose from a variety of colors to get the look you like best.
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