Finding a decent headset for the Nintendo Switch used to be a real challenge, but with a new OLED model on the market and the console finally adopting Bluetooth technology for wireless audio, times are changing. So which headset is the best then? While there's no definitive answer that points to any single headset being the ultimate option due to people having different tastes, budgets, and requirements, there are at least a diverse field of cans to choose from. Whether you're looking for premium comfort, reliable performance, or you don't mind sticking to an old-fashioned wired approach, these are our picks for the best Nintendo Switch headsets.
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SteelSeries makes a bunch of great headsets, but few are as enticing as the Arctis Nova 7 Series. Boasting high-fidelity drivers, a battery that runs for 38 hours before needing a recharge, and an ultra-comfortable design, you’d be hard-pressed to find a headset that offers better performance for your money. One of the best parts of the Arctis Nova 7 Series is how adjustable it is, with rotating earcups and a stretchy headband allowing you to find the perfect fit. It also benefits from lightweight materials that make it easy to forget they’re hugging your ears. Bluetooth connectivity is supported by a 2.4GHz USB-C wireless receiver, making it easy to take these on the road without worrying about pesky wires. You can also check out the 7P and 7X, which are designed for PlayStation and Xbox, respectively, but offer some multiplatform functionality (the 7X, in particular, works across a wide variety of platforms).
The Razer BlackShark V2 Pro is one of the best-looking headsets on this list. Its matte black design looks incredibly understated compared to all the flashy “gamer” headsets on the market today, and most folks should find it to be easy on the eyes. It’s also easy on the ears, as large earcups designed with memory foam and breathable fabric prevent heat from building up during your play sessions. Both wired and wireless connection options are available, thanks to a USB-A receiver and 3.5mm jack. If you’re not a fan of how the Arctis Nova 7 Series looks--or you prefer the USB-A wireless receiver--the BlackShark V2 Pro is a great alternative.
If you’re looking to get the most for your money, you can’t go wrong with the Corsair HS65. Beyond offering a surprisingly striking design for its price tag, the HS65 comes with memory foam earcups, aluminum-reinforced construction for added durability, and 50mm drivers for booming sound. There are even a few high-end audio features that aren’t supported on Switch, but make the Corsair HS65 a great option for multiplatform gaming--such as Dolby Audio 7.1 and SonarWorks SoundID on PC. You won’t find any wireless connectivity options (this headset uses a standard 3.5mm jack), but that’s a small knock for an otherwise well-rounded device.
It’s not as flashy as the Nova 7 Series, but the budget-friendly Nova 1 shares much of the same DNA. High-fidelity drivers, the flexible ComfortMax System for an optimized fit, a bidirectional noise-canceling microphone, and a universal 3.5mm jack for multiplatform support can all be found on the Nova 1--which is shocking considering it costs just $60. And if you decide to play on other platforms, you’ll benefit from Tempest 3D Audio on PS5 and Microsoft Spatial Sound. We’re also fans of its lightweight construction, as the headset clocks in at just 236g and remains comfortable during extended play sessions.
Razer rarely misses with its gaming accessories--and the BlackShark V2 X is no exception. It is, however, surprisingly affordable for a Razer product, with a price tag of just $60 (and regularly on sale for less). Despite the pricing, the BlackShark V2 X is built around powerful 50mm drivers for vibrant sound, a HyperClear cardioid mic for crisp sound, and impressive passive noise cancellation thanks to oversized, plush earcups. And as you’d expect from any Razer gadget, the headset looks ultra-luxurious with a black design, green accents, and a plush headband.
Wireless headsets are rarely cheap--and if they are, they’re usually not worth your money. That’s not the case with the Logitech G435, which boasts some great tech for a budget-friendly product. This includes Dolby Atmos (on platforms that support it), and wireless connectivity via Bluetooth and a USB-A receiver. Its battery life isn’t the most impressive at just 18 hours, but that should be more than enough to last you multiple days before needing a recharge. The Logitech G435 comes in a variety of colors, including a flashing white design with light blue cushioning or an over-the-top pattern that pulls together brilliant hues of pink and blue.
Nintendo Switch doesn’t support fancy audio tech like Tempest 3D Audio or even 7.1 channel surround sound, making it easy to go overboard when hunting down a headset. But if you game on other platforms and don’t want to make any sacrifices, you need to check out the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro. Most of its features won’t work on Switch, but it comes with 360-degree Spatial Audio, a customizable listening experience thanks to the Sonar Software, and the ability to mix two audio streams at the same time. Toss in the ComfortMax system (which includes high-end materials and tons of adjustment points) and a noise-canceling microphone, and you’ve got a headset that’s more than you’ll ever need for Switch.
Sure, you can pick up a gaming headset, but there’s nothing stopping you from using your plain old AirPods Pro with Nintendo Switch. In fact, that might be your best option, as the AirPods Pro are among the best multi-purpose earbuds money can buy. That’s especially true if you split your time between Switch and any sort of iOS device, such as an iPhone or iPad, as the AirPods Pro are designed to work flawlessly with most products in the Apple lineup. This model features the blistering fast H2 chip, impressive active noise canceling skills, and up to six hours of battery life--which jumps to 30 using the included charging case.
They’re not cheap, but the poorly named Sony WH-1000XM5 are possibly the best headphones money can buy. It’ll run for around 30 hours before needing a recharge, comes with a minimalist--yet comfortable--design, and comes with a sleek carrying case so you can protect your $400 investment. Whether you’re gaming on Switch or rocking on with Spotify, the Integrated Processor V1 ensures you have life-life audio along with premium noise cancelation. Rounding out the package you’ll find touch controls, the ability to pair with two Bluetooth devices at once, and a stepless headband slider that ensures you’ll find the perfect fit.
A multi-purpose headset with crisp sound quality, the SteelSeries Arctis 1 can easily work on the Switch thanks to its USB-C dongle. Simply plug it in, and you're good to go without having to worry about any wires. The included microphone is competent at getting your voice across in a game, albeit with a slightly tinny sound at this price-point. Overall, this is solid audio quality, comfort, and all-day gaming with its efficient battery, and it won't break the bank.
If you're not a fan of wrapping some plastic support over your head, earbuds are the next best thing. The EPOS range of earbuds manages to combine noise-isolating audio technology with custom profiles to create some impressive aural clarity, and with a low latency dongle included, installation is a breeze on the Switch. In case of a gaming session that becomes incredibly intense, you can rest assured that a pool of ear sweat won't damage these earbuds either as they have IPX 5 water resistance.
When you're playing games on multiple systems, you're going to need a headset with plug 'n play functions to make life easier. The Astro A40 TR X fits that bill, and right out of the box you can feel the premium quality of this product. Designed for long gaming sessions and capable of being easily modified, the booming sound quality can be heard on just about any console that you own. A swappable boom mic features sensitive uni-directional specs, while the ear cushions will make this comfortable enough to wear all day.
Even with a good headset wrapped around your head, the outside world has a bad habit of interrupting you during the middle of a gaming session where you really need to concentrate. The ROG Strix Go largely mitigates outside influence without you needing to turn the volume up to deafening levels, thanks to a design that seals off your ears and pumps crisp audio in through 40mm drivers. Even better, it's a wireless headset with an easy to install USB-C dongle and it looks impressive with its matte black finish.
Well-priced and capable of delivering punchy audio, the Razer Kaira Pro is a comfortable headset that'll make you swear off wires forever. Its TriForce titanium 50mm drivers emit brighter, clearer sound with richer trebles and more powerful bass. Able to connect wirelessly to the Xbox Series X and other devices with Bluetooth connectivity, the Kaira Pro offers plenty of bang for your buck.
The king of the headset hill, Logitech's G Pro X checks all the right boxes for a premium piece of head-mounted audio delivery. Its microphone has several features built into it, the 50mm drivers pump out 7.1 and object-based surround sound, and its construction has a supremely comfortable mix of materials. A number of other clever quality-of-life features cement its status as one of the best headsets on the market that's built to last not just for a marathon gaming session but also for a few years when it's out of the box. If you're gaming on Xbox, you can also take advantage of DTS audio.
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