One great thing about gaming on the Nintendo Switch is that you can game anywhere you'd like. However, if you're on the subway or a bus, you don't want your game audio to disturb those around you. You could use the headphone jack, but then the wire gets tangled between you and the Switch. Fortunately, there's a way to game on the go and use your favorite Bluetooth headphones. Here's how to use your Bluetooth headphones with the Nintendo Switch!

Products used in this guide

How to use Bluetooth headphones with your Nintendo Switch

The Switch doesn't let users pair Bluetooth headphones directly to it, so we'll need a workaround. You'll need to get a Bluetooth transmitter with an audio-in jack. The one we used for this guide is the TROND 2-in-1 receiver, which included a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable in the box, so it comes with everything you need.

  1. Plug the AUX cable into the headphone jack on the Nintendo Switch.
  2. Plug AUX cable into TROND 2-in-1 Bluetooth transmitter/receiver.
  3. Pair your Bluetooth headphones to the TROND 2-in-1 Bluetooth transmitter/receiver

It's important to note that the pairing method for your headphones will vary, so make sure to consult the manual that came with both your headphones and the TROND 2-in-1 Bluetooth transmitter to ensure you can pair the devices properly.

Experiencing an issue with connecting?

First, make sure your headset is properly charged and turned on. This is something we all look over from time to time! If you're able to connect your headset to another device, but not your Switch, it might not be compatible with your console. If you're unsure, here's a collection of working and not-working headsets.

Confirmed to work

Confirmed to not work

  • Astro A50 first generation
  • Astro A50 second generation
  • Astro A20
  • ASUS STRIX series of headsets
  • Corsair Vengeance series of headsets
  • Corsair Void series of headsets
  • HyperX Cloud Flight
  • Logitech G533
  • Logitech G933
  • LucidSound LS40
  • Razer ManO'War series of headsets
  • Razer Thresher Ultimate for Xbox or PS4
  • Turtle Beach Stealth 420X

Our top equipment picks

Small and inexpensive

TROND 2-in-1 Bluetooth transmitter/reciever.

Necessary for Bluetooth audio on the Nintendo Switch

This simple transmitter can turn any audio device with a headphone output into a Bluetooth capable device. It's small enough to hide out of site if you need and works perfectly with the Nintendo Switch.

Other helpful items to enhance your on-the-go gaming experience

If you plan on transporting your Switch and Bluetooth audio transmitter around, you should consider getting a protective carrying case with plenty of storage space.

Fintie Carrying Case ($14 at Amazon)

This inexpensive carrying case helps protect your Nintendo Switch and accessories. It features 10 game slots and zippered storage compartment for you to stash your Switch accessories. There are 18 colors and themes to choose from.

ButterFox Carrying Case ($12 at Amazon)

This is a large, hard shell carrying case with enough storage space for you to carry quite a few accessories in the zippered pocket. It holds 19 games and doubles as a stand for your Switch console. As a plus, it is one of the least expensive travelling cases, of this quality, that you can find.

Mumba Carrying Case ($25 at Amazon)

This travel case features extra protection as it has a waterproof hard shell. It stores up to 20 game cartridges and has plenty of storage space for Joy-Cons, cables, and other accessories. Choose between three colors: black, blue and camouflage. Carry it around using the wrist strap.

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