For months, Nintendo Switch owners have been forced to suffer the indignity of turning the volume down if they wanted to play video games in the middle of the night, so as to not wake their children, partners, or roommates. No more!

The Switch's recent system update quietly added support for a number of USB wireless headphones, which is 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.

Best Headphones for Nintendo Switch

Confirmed to work

Confirmed not working

  • Astro A50 first generation
  • Astro A50 second generation
  • ASUS STRIX series of headsets
  • Corsair Vengeance series of headsets
  • Corsair Void series of headsets
  • Logitech G533
  • Logitech G933
  • LucidSound LS40
  • Razer ManO'War series of headsets
  • Turtle Beach Stealth 420X

One quick note about using wireless headsets in portable mode

In order 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

If you are looking to easily connect a Bluetooth headset to your Switch 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. Recently some folks over on Kickstarter funded the heck out of a dongle called the Genki. It looks to be beautifully designed and will look great plugged into the bottom of my Switch.

To find out more about this awesome-looking device, check out the Kickstarter page.

Any questions?

Are you using a wireless headset with your Nintendo Switch? Share your experiences in the comments!

Updated August 2018: Updated with the Genki dongle for all your pairing needs.

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