It’s time to lay the third-party adapter sideways — the Nintendo Switch finally supports Bluetooth headphones. This means you can pair your AirPods, Bose headphones, or other Bluetooth-enabled headset directly with your switch for hassle-free wireless audio while fighting Bowser or exploring Hyrule on the go.
If you’re looking for a way to pair your Bluetooth headphones to your switch, we’ll do it for you. And now that our favorite earphones and headphones double as a Nintendo Switch headset, there are some great recommendations to get lost in your favorite Switch games without having to mess with adapters or wires.
Pairing the Bluetooth headphones to the switch was a very simple process, and after just a few seconds of operation, it worked with some of my favorite earphones. This is what to do.
- Puts the selected headphones in pairing mode. This depends on the device. For example, on AirPods or AirPods Pro, you need to press and hold the button on the charging case until the white light flashes.
- From the switch home screen[システム設定]Go to.
- Select Bluetooth audio.
- To connect, select the selected headphones.
I was able to pair the AirPods, AirPods Pro, and Jabra Elite Active 75t to the switch without any problems, and I didn’t notice any delays or interference when playing the game. However, there are some caveats to keep in mind here.
You can use Bluetooth headphones to listen to the game, but you can’t use it to chat with your friends. This feature is only for headsets connected via the switch dock’s USB port or the system’s own headphone jack. If chat is a priority, you can use a dual pairing headset such as the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 to connect to the switch via USB, connect to the phone via Bluetooth and talk in the Discord or Switch Online app. If you are using a Bluetooth headset, you can only connect up to two wireless controllers. This feature is disabled during local wireless playback on another Nintendo Switch system.
The best wireless earphones for Apple users
AirPods Pro is our choice as the best wireless earphone for Apple users, and it’s also great for Nintendo Switch. They sound great, feel great, and last up to 5 hours on charge. In addition, you can take advantage of active noise canceling and transparency modes to block or capture external noise during the game.
Best budget earphones
If you’re looking for cheap buds for your next flight or road trip, but don’t want to focus too much on quality, EarFun Air is the best budget earphone we’ve used. These buds can compete with AirPods Pro’s sound quality under certain conditions, and a 7-hour continuous battery life is perfect for boarding an airplane.
The best over-ear headphones
The Sony WH-1000XM4 we chose as the best over-ear headphones has excellent audio quality, a comfortable fit, up to 30 hours of battery life, and the best active noise canceling.
The best on-ear headphones
If you like on-ear headphones, the Beats Solo 3 is the best we’ve tested, thanks to its excellent overall sound, convenient controls, and excellent battery life of 40 hours. And if you need headphones that are as vibrant as the Switch, Solo 3 has nine compelling color options.
The best wireless gaming headset
Our favorite wireless gaming headset was already compatible with the Nintendo Switch over a USB connection, but you have the option to connect via Bluetooth on the go. So, thanks to the headset’s dual connectivity, you can enjoy the Stealth 700’s comfortable earcups and great sound quality wherever you are, or stay paired with both your Switch and PlayStation.