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What are the best headphones for the Nintendo Switch (Lite)? That depends on whether you want to receive the audio via jack, USB or Bluetooth. In the following I have put together a few headphones and headsets for all three connection options. When using Bluetooth headphones on the Nintendo Switch, note that you need a corresponding adapter on the USB-C or USB-A port; best with aptX LL codec. You can read what it is and which gadgets are recommended in this separate guide.
You can connect "normal" headphones via the regular headphone connection on the top of the Nintendo Switch (2017) and Nintendo Switch Lite (2019). About the Apple EarPods as earplugs or the Sennheiser HD 25-1 II Basic as an over-ear alternative. For alternating use as a Bluetooth and jack model, I can also recommend the TaoTronics TT-BH22; You can find a test report on the noise canceling headphones with this link. If you prefer to connect in-ear headphones to the Nintendo Switch via 3,5 mm jack when you're on the go, then they are Anker Soundbuds certainly not the worst choice. All headphones mentioned, with the exception of the Sennheiser model, have a built-in microphone.
One USB headset that I can testify to work on the Nintendo Switch TV dock is the EasyAcc G1 Gaming Headset. The video game accessories review can be found with this link. Other good Nintendo Switch gaming headsets with a USB port are according to Amazon customer reviews KLIM k51 mantis as well as this STOGA model. With the latter, you can choose the jack connection on the go or in the handheld and table mode of the Nintendo Switch (Lite). Very flexible at a great price! Interesting, because it is equipped with vibration as a bass support KLIM k777 Puma headset with USB connection for PC, Mac, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch Dock and other devices.
Both the Nintendo Switch (2017) in handheld mode and the Nintendo Switch Lite (2019) do not have a USB-A port when they are used. There is only one USB-C port on the device itself. In the absence of a dedicated Lite console, I can't say 100 percent whether it will work with USB-C headphones and headsets. However, since picture, sound and control commands also go in and out via the connection in the larger version, the mobile audio output should at least work on it. Please write as a comment if you have already tested a USB-C headset on the Switch Lite. Thanks! According to the star rating, they would be recommended Luvfun EarPods copy as well as the TriLink in-ears.
At the beginning you will find a linked guide in which I show you which adapters you can use Bluetooth headphones on the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite. If you have equipped the consoles with a Bluetooth adapter that supports the fast aptX LL codec, you only need wireless earplugs or over-ear alternatives that also rely on "low latency". Why? So that there is no sound lag and you don't despair of an asynchrony of image and sound. The Apple AirPods 2 are also conceivable as earplugs (here test report) or the AUKEY EP-T1 as in-ear plug (here test report) - or their Successor. It comes with its own Bluetooth dongle and cables SteelSeries Arctis 1 headset therefore. Or how about the OneAudio aptX LL headphones?
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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