1SwitchcraftFri 24th Mar 2017 Hi, I could not find much information about the sound quality and supported formats of the Nintendo Switch so I though it would be great to gather some experience to objectively rate the sound quality of this device. Now this should not be a big concern for most. The Switch does not even support media playback (until homebrew arrives), so file format support is out of the question for now. But it would be interesting to know what DAC chip and opamp Nintendo uses. Is it capable of playing 24bit audio? What is the sample frequency limited to? 44.1kHz, 48 kHz or 192kHz? Does the Switch support surround sound? Portable devices obviously stick to stereo because they are best used with headphones. But the Switch wants to be docked. It could forward multi-channel audio via HDMI to a surround receiver. What is the headphone audio output like? What is the output impedance (can it be used with sensitive multi-driver in-ear monitors)? Does it have audible hiss with sensitive earphones? Objective measurements with RightMark Audio Analyzer (RMAA) would be helpful, but for that test the Switch would have to play a 24bit-48kHz audio file which is not possible by default. This discussion and later findings are of audiophile interest. I know that 95% won't even care and say "this sounds great with my 30$ earphones." In that case, this thread is not for you. I won't receive my Switch unit before late April, so I have little to contribute at this point. But it would be interesting to have some of these questions answered already. Cheers! Gameplay matters.