How to connect a wireless headset to a Nintendo Switch ?.


Although Nintendo is a very good console, it also has its flaws. One of them is the lack of compatibility with the Bluetooth.

It might be as well as a 3.5 mm jack, the reality is that, increasingly, users want to get rid of all wires and cords.

Fortunately, there is a trick to work around this problem, and for you to play in total freedom. In this tutorial, we will explain how to use a headset by Bluetooth with your Switch.

Use a compatible headset with the Nintendo Switch.

Since 2018, Nintendo has updated its Switch, integrating discreetly with the support of wireless headphones. On the other hand, the compatibility is only possible with models that are very specific. In effect, the Switch recognizes only those who have a USB dongle.

Nintendo has failed to list the audio devices that are compatible. Fortunately, the fans Switch have slowly compiled a list of non-official headphones that you can pair it to your console :

Sony PlayStation Gold wireless (2018).
Sony PlayStation Platinum.
Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Rage .
SteelSeries Siberia 840.
SteelSeries Arctis Pro .
Turtle Beach Elite 800.
Turtle Beach Stealth 450, 520, 600, and 700 for PS4.
Logitech G933.
Logitech G533.
Plantronics Rig 800HD.
Plantronics Rig 800HS.
Plantronics Rig 800LX.

If you own one of them, so to enjoy it you simply plug its dongle to the USB port of the Dock of your Switch.

Some manufacturers design specially the wireless headphones for the Switch, one of the first to be launched on the market is SteelSeries with its headphone Wireless Arctis 1. It is on sale on Amazon at a price of 119,95 €, a USB Type-C is also provided.

Use of an adapter .

Now that we have examined the case of devices audio wireless with a dongle, that is those who entirely depend on Bluetooth ?

Let’s get right to the point, there is no official way to connect an audio device to the Switch via Bluetooth, however, there is a trick that comes in the form of an adapter.

To choose, make sure that it is equipped with an output Jack so you can plug it in to the headphone socket of your Switch.

Nintendo has created a adapter for that its players enjoy the experience even more immersive, it is sold to 43,99 € on Amazon.

You can also turn to the flight adapter wireless SRS. It has a dongle that attaches directly via the Jack input and can pair up with two pairs of headphones (max.) simultaneously. It has a battery life of 16 hours and is recharged via USB-C.

During the installation, we recommend that you disable the Bluetooth on the devices close to you (smartphone, PC) to avoid an accidental connection to the wrong device.