The Nintendo Switch Finally Gets A Wireless Headset That Works Out Of The Box

The headset comes with the required dongle for $100.

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When it comes to headsets, a comfortable fit is just as important as sound quality, and in my experience, Steelseries' Arctis line of headsets are some of the most enjoyable to wear. For the Nintendo Switch, however, your choices have been limited. The Switch doesn't allow Bluetooth headphones to be used with the system, so if you wanted to use them or any other wireless headset, your only option was to buy a third-party dongle. Now Steelseries has released the Arctis 1 Wireless, which is the first wireless headset to work with the Switch straight out of the box.

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Arctis 1 Wireless Headset

$100 USD / $140 CAD

See it at Steelseries.com

This is made possible due to the inclusion of a 2.4 GHz dongle that plugs into the Switch's USB-C port. In docked mode, the USB-C dongle can be plugged into a USB adapter that is also included. This USB adapter also makes the headset compatible with the PS4 and PC. Xbox One users can plug this headset into their controller with the bundled 3.5 mm cable but unfortunately won't be able to take advantage of the wireless functionality.

Unlike other Arctis headsets, the microphone doesn't slide into the headset. Thankfully, it is still detachable (just make sure you don't lose it). All of this coupled with the Arctis 7's speaker drivers and the Arctis 1 Wireless seems like a great, versatile option for someone on a budget.

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