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Make the most of your Switch gaming experience with a Nintendo Switch headset

Your Nintendo Switch is already a highly capable game console and mobile gaming system. One way you can make your Switch gaming experience even more immersive is by using a Nintendo Switch console headset. The key is to pick the right model for your gaming style.

What headphones work with a Nintendo Switch?

Gaming console headphones make every gaming experience better. With a good quality console headset a player can pick up a lot of audio cues in-game so you have always have an advantage. Because the Switch can be used as a mobile gaming device, having a good set of headphones is a must.

The good news is that with its 3.5mm audio jack, you can use virtually any wired headphones with your Nintendo Switch. The USB-C port also allows many USB-C headphones to be used, although there far fewer of these to choose from. You can also connect a Bluetooth console headset to your Switch. For most gamers, a wired headset with a 3.5mm audio jack or Bluetooth headphones are the best bet to use as Nintendo Switch headphones.

What features should you look for when buying a compatible Nintendo Switch headset?

When choosing a headset for use with the Nintendo Switch, there are a few key features to be aware of.

If you play a lot of team games that include voice chat functionality, you’ll probably want headphones that include a mic. Look for features like noise cancellation and easy muting for the best experience. A flip-up or retractable mic is handy because it gets out of the way when not in use.

If you prefer wireless, look for a Bluetooth headset with long battery life. Keep in mind that when using Bluetooth headphones, the Switch can have up to two wireless controllers connected. If you’re playing a party game and want more than two wireless controllers, you’ll have to disconnect the Bluetooth headphones.

Regardless of whether you are looking for a wired or wireless Nintendo Switch headset, there are several features you always want. First, look for a console headset with a comfortable fit. You could be wearing the headphones for hours, so look for an adjustable and well-padded fit for on-ear or over-ear headphones. If you choose in-ear earphones or earbuds, they should be lightweight and have interchangeable ear-tips or wings to ensure a secure, comfortable fit. It’s also helpful to have on-ear or on-wire volume controls.

A word about Nintendo Switch headsets with mic

While the Switch supports Bluetooth audio, you can’t use a Bluetooth microphone because Nintendo uses a mobile app for in-game chatting. You’ll only be able to use your console headset and your wireless controllers at one time, so if you are interested in a Switch headset with built in microphone you’ll want to be sure to choose a headset that’s wired.

If you use decide to use a third-party app like Discord for chatting, you can look for a Bluetooth Nintendo Switch headset that supports simultaneous Bluetooth connections. That way you can connect wirelessly to your Switch for in-game audio, while also connecting to your mobile device to use the chat app.