The Best Nintendo Switch Headsets

If you've been enjoying playing Fortnite, Overwatch, or any number of online multiplayer games on your Nintendo Switch, it might well be time to invest in a headset. While Nintendo has been in a bit of a muddle regarding voice chat on the Switch in the past, many games offer their own in-game voice chat functionality on the Switch, thus removing the need for players to use Nintendo’s mobile voice chat app to communicate with their squad, which is the arrangement for Splatoon 2.

But what is the best headset for Nintendo Switch? We've rounded up some of the best Nintendo Switch headsets below so that you can enjoy voice chat in select games, as well as premium audio in all games.

Of course, there are a plethora of accessories available for your Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite, including a wide range of different Switch controllers and console carry cases, so make sure you've got the kit you need this holiday season and deck your Switch out with some nice extras. Alternatively, there's an equal number of extra goodies available for Switch Lite, too. Choices, choices!

So, let's take a look at the best headphones for Nintendo Switch.

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Best Nintendo Switch Wired Headsets

Using a wired headset is your best bet if you enjoy playing in handheld mode. Simply plug it into your Switch's headphone 3.5mm jack and you are good to go. You can of course just use a headset with any game so you can play without disturbing others, but in Fortnite you can also communicate with your squad and get your Victory Royale.

Splatoon 2 Headset

Yes, it's a bit of a monstrosity, but it's worth mentioning.

While Hori's headset isn't bad value for the price, we're not massive fans of having the use Nintendo's online app and having wires tethering the phone to the Switch. For the time being, if you want to enjoy voice chat with team members while playing Splatoon 2 this is your only option unless you just use Discord or something else. We can dream that Nintendo abandons its Online app and updates Splatoon 2 to have in-game voice chat functionality... but that's probably wishful thinking.

Best Nintendo Switch Wireless Headsets

Looking for the Best wireless headset for Nintendo Switch? If you tend to play your Switch docked mostly, then you'll be better off using a wireless headset.

This functionality was quietly added back in October 2017 and lets you use any wireless USB headphones with your Switch when docked. Simply plug in your USB dongle into the Switch dock, pair with your headset, and you're laughing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should you buy a Nintendo Switch headset with a mic?

Given Switch's limited in-built voice chat abilities, it's certainly less essential than on other platforms. However, with games like Fortnite enabling in-game chat and bypassing Nintendo's system, it's a good idea if you like chatting and fragging at the same time.

What headphones work best with Nintendo Switch?

Here are some of our favourites:

What are the best headphones for Nintendo Switch for kids?

Personally, for kids we'd stick with wired options above, as they're prone to fewer connection issues and are generally cheaper. Something like the Genki Waveforms can be great for adults, but you're not going to be happy if the kids manage to lose one of them.

Are all headsets compatible with Switch?

Most should be, but you'll want to check the packaging to be 100% sure.

Does Nintendo Switch have a gaming headset?

Not one made specifically by Nintendo, no. Although there are several officially licensed options from Hori.

Hopefully, you'll have found your personal pick of the best headset for Switch from that selection. Be sure to let us know if we've missed a good one with a comment below.

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