Best Wireless Headphones for Nintendo Switch Lite iMore 2021
If you're a Nintendo fan, you probably already know that the Switch and Switch Lite don't have Bluetooth. It's a bummer, but what that means is you can't connect any old pair of headphones to them. Wired headphones work just fine on the Nintendo Switch, but to cut the cord and travel wirelessly where ever you go, you'll need a special Bluetooth transmitter dongle and compatible earphones. Not to worry though, the extra equipment will not interfere with the portability of your Nintendo Switch. We've gathered the best wireless headphones for the Switch Lite.
- All you need: SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless Gaming Headset
- The golden key: HomeSpot Adapter
- Long battery life: Cowin SE7
- Comfortable fit: Avantree Wireless Headphones
- Connected: Boltune Bluetooth 5.0 Earphones
- Slim wear: ENACFIRE E60 Wireless Earbuds
- Good game: Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset – DTS 7.1 Surround Sound
- From the competition: Sony Playstation Gold Wireless Headset
- Best splurge: Sony WH1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones
All you need: SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless Gaming HeadsetStaff pick
This headset comes with a Bluetooth transmitter adapter. You simply plug the dongle into the Switch Lite, and the wireless headphones will connect.
The golden key: HomeSpot Adapter
Plug it into the Switch Lite, and then Bluetooth headphones should be able to connect. Low latency transmission headphones with aptX codecs work best.
Long battery life: Cowin SE7
These headphones come in six different colors, are comfy, offer 50 hours of playtime, and feature aptX Hi-Fi technology. They're pricey but worth it.
Comfortable fit: Avantree Wireless Headphones
These wireless headphones have replaceable earpads, so you can swap them out if they lose their cushion. They also provide excellent sound quality.
Connected: Boltune Bluetooth 5.0 Earphones
This sweet pair of aptX buds has a 16-hour battery life, provides excellent sound quality, has an IPX7 waterproof rating, and a built-in microphone. You can't go wrong with the price.
Slim wear: ENACFIRE E60 Wireless Earbuds
These sleek earbuds come with a charging case, feature touch controls, and offer aptX audio technology. The compact size makes it easy to carry around.
Good game: Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset – DTS 7.1 Surround Sound
This headset comes with a removable mic and features 7.1 Surround Sound. The battery lasts up to 15 hours, and the cushioning provides a comfortable fit.
From the competition: Sony Playstation Gold Wireless Headset
These headphones offer 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound and come with a 3.5mm audio cable. They're comfy and have decent battery life. Sure, it might be sacrilegious to some, but there's not much reason to use a PlayStation with your Switch. You can always use them on your PlayStation 4 once you're done.
Best splurge: Sony WH1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones
These are super expensive wireless headphones, but they provide noise-canceling, 30-hour battery life, a comfortable fit, and come with a carrying case. You're paying for quality.
Lights and sounds
The Nintendo Switch Lite is an awesome little gaming system. It's compact, super portable, and there are already thousands of games to play. When you're playing your Switch Lite at home or on the go, it makes for an easier gaming experience if you can use a pair of wireless headphones. The Switch might not have Bluetooth, but there are plenty of options for those looking for the proper headset.
I love the Steel Series Arctis 1 Wireless Gaming Headset. It comes with a Bluetooth transmitter adapter that you insert into the bottom of the Switch Lite. Once in place, it automatically syncs with the headset. The microphone is detachable, and there are volume controls on the left earpad. It can also be used with an Android phone with a USB-C port, your PS4, and your PC.
If you already have a pair of Bluetooth headphones that you'd like to use with your Switch Lite, we highly recommend purchasing the HomeSpot Adapter. It plugs into your Switch Lite and syncs with Bluetooth headphones. For the best experience, you'll want to use headphones that feature low latency aptX codecs.
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