After four years, the Nintendo Switch has finally gotten an update that allows you to use Bluetooth headphones on Switch without needing a dongle or adapter. Now, wired headphones work just fine on the Nintendo Switch, but to cut the cord and travel wirelessly where ever you go gives you a lot more freedom. We've gathered the best wireless headphones for the Switch Lite, but I've also included my favorite adapter if your favorite headphones need some help connecting.
With a 15-hour battery life, comfortable fit, and great sound quality, this gaming headset is amazing. Plus, it has a really cool design.
The golden key
Plug it into the Switch Lite, and then Bluetooth headphones should be able to connect. Low latency transmission headphones with aptX codecs work best.
These headphones come in three colors, are comfy, offer 30 hours of playtime, and several touch controls. They're pricey but worth it.
This headset comes with a Bluetooth transmitter adapter. You simply plug the dongle into the Switch Lite, and the wireless headphones will connect.
Buds and case
These sweet earbuds come in eight different colors, each with a charging case that matches. They last for 24 hours and offer touch controls.
These wireless headphones have replaceable earpads, so you can swap them out if they lose their cushion. They also provide excellent sound quality.
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.
This headset comes with a removable mic and features 7.1 Surround Sound. The battery lasts up to 12 hours, and the cushioning provides a comfortable fit.
From the competition
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.
Lights and sounds
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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. Now that the Switch has built-in Bluetooth support for headphones, there are plenty of options out there to choose from.
I love the HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset. It feels incredibly comfortable, offers great sound quality, and looks good too. It utilizes 7.1 surround sound and offers a built-in mic for those rare Switch games that actually offer in-game chat.
If you already have a pair of Bluetooth headphones, but you're having trouble getting them to connect to the 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.
Alex has been working with iMore as a Freelance Gaming Writer for three years. You can also find a few articles of hers on Android Central and Windows Central. She regularly covers Nintendo Switch games and accessories as well as iOS game apps. In addition to the Nintendo Switch, you may also find her playing on the PlayStation and PC. When she doesn’t have a controller in hand she likes to spend her time with her husband, son, and dogs, exploring new places, or hiding away with a book (or comic book). A few of her favorite games include the Zelda franchise, Little Nightmares, and Animal Crossing.