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Nintendo Switch now works with these 20+ wireless USB headsets

We tested them, so you don't have to.

Sean Hollister Senior Editor / Reviews
When his parents denied him a Super NES, he got mad. When they traded a prize Sega Genesis for a 2400 baud modem, he got even. Years of Internet shareware, eBay'd possessions and video game testing jobs after that, he joined Engadget. He helped found The Verge, and later served as Gizmodo's reviews editor. When he's not madly testing laptops, apps, virtual reality experiences, and whatever new gadget will supposedly change the world, he likes to kick back with some games, a good Nerf blaster, and a bottle of Tejava.
Sean Hollister
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Thanks to firmware updates, the Switch's dock will now let you use wireless USB headsets like this Logitech G933.

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When the Nintendo Switch arrived a year ago, you couldn't connect a wireless headset at all. Your only private listening option was a pair of wired headphones, plugged directly into the 3.5mm headphone jack on top of the handheld console. 

But Nintendo has quietly added support for a whole bunch of wireless USB headphones, too, meaning you can now play Switch on your big-screen TV as loud as you like without waking up the neighbors. Just plug your USB dongle into the Switch dock.

Which wireless headsets work with Nintendo Switch, though? We teamed up with our friends at GameSpot to test more than 30 pairs, and we'll update this guide if Nintendo adds more support (or as new headsets come out).

Just know that the Switch still doesn't support voice chat through a headset. It's one of the many features we hope Nintendo adds.

Works with Nintendo Switch as of update V5.0.0

Does 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 (Razer Thresher Xbox direct connect, Turtle Beach 600 and Turtle Beach 700 for Xbox)

Have not tested

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

Is there a wireless headset that works perfectly but isn't on our list? Hit me up at sean [dot] hollister [at] cnet [dot] com.

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