Did you just pick up a Nintendo Switch Lite? Awesome! You're going to find a ton of games to enjoy on your new handheld portable gaming machine. But what if you want to game around others without disturbing them? You're going to want to pick up a good pair of earbuds or headphones. There are plenty of different options to choose from, so where do you even start? We've rounded up some of the best choices that fit a variety of styles and budgets — check out the best Switch Lite headphones and earbuds for you!
Best all round headphones
For the price, it's impossible to go wrong with this great-sounding pair of budget headphones from Tribit. Boasting up to 40 hours worth of playtime via Bluetooth and the ability to connect with a wired cable too, the music will never end no matter where you travel.
Are you looking for a pair of quality wireless earbuds? Then look no further. The Sony Truly Wireless earbuds come with industry-leading noise cancellation, excellent sound quality, and up to 24 hours of battery life with the included carrying case.
Best budget option
On a budget? Then look no further than these small but effective earbuds from Panasonic. This option is available in a wide variety of colors, so you're guaranteed to find something that matches your Nintendo Switch Lite or your favorite color scheme.
Designed for long gaming sessions, this lightweight headset features a bi-directional, noise-canceling mic that can be muted just by flipping it up. The device is officially licensed by Nintendo to work with the Switch and features an on-ear volume dial, so you can quickly adjust the sound while keeping your eyes on the game.
Enjoy your music
These headphones also include enhanced bass as well as 16 hours of battery life. This pair also comes with active noise canceling built-in. They're also a perfect lightweight pair of headphones for taking on a plane.
Soft leather ear cushions adorn these hefty Bluetooth headphones, making for pleasant listening over a long period. If you are after a durable set of headphones with a fair bit of weight behind them, then this is the choice for you!
Clip it on
An interesting design from Panasonic, these headphones are perfect if you want to listen to music or play your Switch Lite but don't want anything in your ear. They are also great if you want to hear things around you.
Ready for anything
The Sennheiser headphones are ultralight banded with a vibrant green cord, which is both sweat and water-resistant. They come with passive noise isolation, so you can still hear what's going on around you if needed.
Lightweight and wireless
A lightweight and stylish offering from Skullcandy, these earbuds come with approximately eight hours of battery life as well as noise-isolated sound. Weighing less than an ounce, they can also be folded up and quickly tucked away in any bag.
Officially licensed by Nintendo, these earbuds are specifically designed to work with the Nintendo Switch online app's chat function and come in red and blue colors to match the Switch. Customize your fit and function with three sizes of replaceable earbuds plus an in-line mic and detachable arm-type mic.
Stand out from the crowd with these easy to fold headphones with so many color options from Beats by Dr. Dre. They feature up to 40 hours of battery life and a fast fuel option where you can charge the headphones for five minutes and then get up to three hours of playback when the battery is low.
Are you looking for a pair of open-back headphones to use at home? Then take a look at this reasonably priced offering from Philips, which features exceptional sound, a comfy double headband, and breathable ear cushions.
Isolate the noise
This pair of supreme studio-focused monitoring headphones deliver quality sound all across the board. They do not feature any overly vigorous bass like some other pairs can, but each part of a song be heard clearly, from the low points to the high points.
With 11 levels of noise-cancellation, these stylish headphones are guaranteed to keep any external sounds out. Whether you are on a plane, train, or simply walking down the street, enjoy the music or games the way it is supposed to be heard.
Tune out the world
These industry-leading headphones are loved worldwide by users over the globe. The active noise canceling function is second-to-none and guaranteed not to disappoint even the most discerning of listeners.
These noise-canceling headphones deliver high-fidelity sound while fitting comfortably over your ears. They're ideal for travel since they're lightweight, have a fold-flat design, and come with a carrying case and a special adapter to hook them into any in-flight entertainment systems.
The Razer Opus headset is perfect for your mobile lifestyle, including gaming on the Nintendo Switch. It uses Bluetooth for wireless connectivity, but also includes cables if you'd like a wired connection. The Opus also features high-quality sound with the THX certification and active noise cancellation, so you can truly immerse yourself in your games. It's also very lightweight and comfortable to wear for hours on end.
Not too loud
The PuroBasic Volume Limited Wired Headphones come in four different colors that kids will love. This lightweight and comfortable pair of headphones will limit volume at 85 dB to prevent any harm to kid's hearing while gaming on the Switch.
Game and listen in style
Our favorite headphones, without a doubt, are the Tribit Xfree Tune Bluetooth Headphones due to their sound quality and price. The 13.0.0 update to the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite allow for a Bluetooth connection for the first time, so you can pair these easily! If you are on a budget, then the colorful Panasonic ErgoFit Earbuds are your next best friend.
Looking for something to simply get the job done wirelessly without weighing down your bag and fits easily in any Nintendo Switch Lite cases? Then the Skullcandy Ink'd + Wireless Earbuds is your best bet. For playing in noisy places, such as on an airplane, check out the Sony Noise-Canceling Headphones. Whatever way you like to play, there's a pair of headphones here for you.
Christine Romero-Chan has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently the iMore lead on all things iPhone, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.
When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.
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