Nintendo Switch Wireless USB Headsets: Here Are The Ones That Work

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Initially, the Nintendo Switch was not compatible with wireless headsets; if you wanted to use an audio device separate from the HDMI connection, you needed to use the 3.5mm jack atop the console itself. That changed with software version 4.0.0 when a few headsets began to work. The 5.0.0 update that released earlier this month expanded compatibility, and a handful of wireless USB headsets now work with the console. However, since it'll require a USB port for the dongle, these headsets will only work when the Switch is docked.

Not every wireless USB headset is guaranteed to work, though. This prompted us to test out the 30+ wireless headsets in our inventory to see what's compatible with Nintendo's new console. With the help of our sister site CNET, we compiled the following list.

Wireless Headsets Confirmed To Work With The Nintendo Switch

  • Logitech G533
  • Logitech G933
  • Plantronics Rig 800HS
  • Plantronics Rig 800LX
  • Sony PlayStation Gold Wireless (Stereo)
  • Sony PlayStation Gold Wireless (2018 reissue)
  • Sony PlayStation Platinum Wireless
  • SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless (set to PS4 mode)
  • SteelSeries Siberia 800
  • SteelSeries Siberia 840 (discontinued)
  • Turtle Beach Stealth 450
  • Turtle Beach Stealth 520
  • Turtle Beach Stealth 600 (PS4 model only)
  • Turtle Beach Stealth 700 (PS4 model only)
  • Turtle Beach Elite 800
Nintendo Switch with the Logitech G933 wireless headset connected via USB.
Nintendo Switch with the Logitech G933 wireless headset connected via USB.
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A handful of the wireless USB headsets that work on the Nintendo Switch.

Wireless Headsets That Work, Under Certain Conditions

  • Astro A50 Gen 3 (only by plugging 3.5mm into the base station)
  • LucidSound LS30 (if you trick the dongle by plugging in a 3.5mm cable first)
  • LucidSound LS40 (if you trick the dongle by plugging in a 3.5mm cable first)
  • SteelSeries Arctis 7 (only by plugging 3.5mm into USB dongle)

Wireless Headsets That DO NOT Work

  • Astro A20
  • Astro A50 Gen 3 over USB
  • Asus Strix Wireless
  • Corsair Void Wireless
  • Corsair Void Pro Wireless
  • HyperX Cloud Flight
  • Razer Man O' War Wireless
  • Razer Thresher Ultimate Xbox
  • Razer Thresher Ultimate PS4
  • Razer Thresher 7.1 for PS4
  • Turtle Beach Stealth 420X
  • Anything that requires an Xbox One wireless adapter for other devices
    • Razer Thresher
    • Turtle Beach Stealth 600
    • Turtle Beach Stealth 700

Wireless Headsets Not Yet Tested

  • Astro A50 Gen 2
  • Astro A50 Gen 1
  • Corsair Gaming H2100 (does not work, according to Reddit user SeraphisQ)
  • Logitech G930
  • Plantronics Rig 800HD (will work, according to Reddit user Hylje5000)
  • Skullcandy Plyr1 and Plyr2
  • SteelSeries H Wireless
  • Turtle Beach Stealth 400
  • Turtle Beach Stealth 420X (does not work, according to Reddit user Pantoner)
  • Turtle Beach Stealth 500P (will work, according to Reddit user 3600CCH6WRX)
  • Turtle Beach Ear Force PX4
  • Razer Chimaera

Note that the Switch does not transmit audio through Bluetooth, which may change in the future, though latency is a big concern with Bluetooth audio. Of course, this is not a complete list of wireless USB headsets that are available. We'll be updating this list as we put more headsets to the test and when new ones come in.

For more on what's new with the Switch, check out our story on the version 5.0.0 software update. The latest Nintendo Direct had plenty of exciting announcements; catch up on what's coming next for the Switch.

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