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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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.
Sony's official headset isn't just stylish, it's also surprisingly well-priced and offers audio quality that punches above its weight-class. While it's meant to be paired with a PlayStation 5, you can also connect it wirelessly to the Nintendo Switch. Once you're all linked up, you can enjoy the Pulse headset's luxurious design and sophisticated audio.
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.
Dropping a large chunk of cash on a headset can be daunting, but the market has no shortage of devices that provide both quality and wallet-friendly options. With the Turtle Beach Recon 70, you'll be able to tune into your games with sturdy 40mm drivers in this headset, while the construction of this hardware is both durable and comfortable. Primarily meant for Xbox and PlayStation consoles, the Recon 70 can still plug into your Switch with no hassles at all, and enjoy some quality gaming while you're on the move.
No matter how good the audio quality is, there's no point in wearing a headset if it isn't comfortable, something which the HyperX Cloud II knows very well. Its wireless nature and 53mm drivers may be great selling points, but it's the lightweight aluminum frame and plush memory foam pads that'll make this device feel marvelous around your ears. At just 300g in weight, the HyperX Cloud II is pure ergonomic comfort that can easily cradle your head for hours on end.
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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