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.

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