For too long, Nintendo Switch owners had been forced to suffer the indignity of turning the volume down if they wanted to play video games in the middle of the night to not wake their children, partners, or roommates. No more!
Luckily, Switch gave us an update that added support for several USB wireless headphones. It was great news for those looking to find one last Zelda shrine as the sun shamefully rises on a weekday. However, not all dongle-based headphones work with the system.
Here is a list of wireless headphones that are confirmed to work with Nintendo's hybrid console and another list of products that have been confirmed not to work. These lists are subject to change as companies update their drivers, and Nintendo releases more system updates.
Confirmed to work
- Creative Wireless HS-1200
- LucidSound LS30 (Requires optical cable plugged into wireless dongle)
- LucidSound LS40 (Requires optical cable plugged into wireless dongle)
- Plantronics Rig 800 LX
- Plantronics Rig 800HS
- PlayStation Gold Wireless Stereo Headset
- PlayStation Gold Wireless 2018
- PlayStation Platinum Wireless Headset
- PlayStation 3 Wireless Headset
- SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless
- SteelSeries Arctis 7
- Steelseries Siberia 800
- Skullcandy PLYR 1
- Turtle Beach Ear Force PX3
- Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 450
- Turtle Beach Stealth 520 (discontinued)
- Turtle Beach Stealth 600
- Turtle Beach Stealth 700
- Turtle Beach Stealth 800
- Turtle Beach Ear Force Elite 800
- Logitech G930 (discontinued)
Confirmed not working
- 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
- PDP Legendary Collection Sound of Justice
- Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage
Here is a quick guide...
If you need a hand in setting up your wireless headphones with Switch. One thing to remember about using wireless headsets in portable mode, to use any of the applicable headsets while the Switch is undocked, you'll have to purchase a USB-C adapter and plug the receiver into it. Once you do, it'll be sound city.
The Dongle Solution
AS stated before, you'll need to plug in a transmitter of some kind in order to use wireless headphones with your Nintendo Switch. There are two options, an adapter that connects via the USB-C port, or an adapter that attaches using the headphone jack. Here are our top picks for either option:
If you are more concerned with functionality than looks, you could always pick up a simple dongle on Amazon. This TaoTronics Bluetooth transmitter may not look quite as pretty, but for $30 it will do the same thing as the previously mentioned Genki adapter.
If you are looking to connect a Bluetooth headset to your Switch easily and you don't mind spending some money and carrying around a little extra bit of hardware, you could use a dongle to achieve your dreams. We highly recommend the HomeSpot Bluetooth Adapter as it works with a variety of Bluetooth headphones and comes in a few different colors.
Updated March 2020: Added GuliKit Route Air to article.
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