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Best headphones for Nintendo Switch 2022

Two Nintendo Switch consoles
Two Nintendo Switch consoles (Image credit: Rebecca Spear / iMore)

If you're playing your Nintendo 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 and recently added the ability to pair a headset via Bluetooth, giving players a wide range of options from the extremely affordable and basic to premium noise-canceling, with plenty in-between. Whatever your needs are, you'll find great suggestions for the best Nintendo Switch headphones on this list.

Bottom line

Any pair of decent headphones will work with your Nintendo Switch. Still, 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 succeeding in the best Nintendo Switch games. If you want to use a Bluetooth headset, you'll need an adapter or make sure that the headset is compatible wtih the Nintendo Switch itself.

Of all the headphones on the market, we especially like the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Wireless Gaming Headset for the comfort, Bluetooth connectivity, and sound options. If you want a set with all the bells and whistles, this is the one for you.

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.

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.