How to Connect Wireless Headphones to Nintendo Switch Without Adapter (Detailed Guide)

To connect wireless headphones to a Nintendo Switch without an adapter, you will need to use a pair of Bluetooth headphones that are compatible with the Switch. Some newer models of the Switch have built-in Bluetooth, which allows them to connect to wireless headphones directly. If your Switch does not have built-in Bluetooth, you will need to use a Bluetooth adapter that connects to the Switch's USB port.

Once you have the necessary hardware, you can follow these steps to connect your wireless headphones to your Switch:

  1. Turn on your Bluetooth headphones and put them in pairing mode. This will usually involve holding down a button on the headphones for a few seconds until the LED light starts flashing.

  2. On your Switch, go to the Home screen and select the "System Settings" option.

  3. In the System Settings menu, select the "Controllers and Sensors" option.

  4. Scroll down to the "Pro Controller Wired Communication" setting and turn it on. This will enable your Switch to communicate with external Bluetooth devices.

  5. Return to the Home screen and select the "Controllers" option.

  6. Select the "Change Grip/Order" option, and then select the "Wireless Headphones" option.

  7. Your Switch will now search for available Bluetooth devices. Select your headphones from the list of available devices, and follow any additional on-screen instructions to complete the pairing process.

Once your headphones are connected, you can use them to listen to audio from the Switch. You can adjust the volume and other audio settings in the System Settings menu. Keep in mind that not all Bluetooth headphones are compatible with the Switch, so it's important to check the compatibility of your headphones before attempting to pair them with the console.

Best Bluetooth Headphones/Earbuds for Nintendo Switch

1. Sirius P5

Sirius P5 is a lightweight open-ear earbuds features 12mm dynamic drivers and Qualcomm aptX high-definition to deliver powerful bass and clear, industry-leading stereo sound quality. It has Music Mode and Gaming Mode with only 48ms latency for playing games. Additionally. Sirius P5 is the first to offer interchangeable shells, it has various sci-fi inspired industrial designs available, with more styles on the way. 40 hours of playtime in total, ENC for clear call, Bluetooth 5.2, IPX4, support multipoint connection.

2. Sirius Pro

Featuring Knowles balanced armatures, built on exclusive DSP audio algorithms, the Sirius Pro wireless earbuds deliver an immersive, crisp sound experience through Bluetooth 5.2 True Wireless Stereo. It has 3 sound modes, Gaming mode, Music mode and Movie mode. Additionally, it has in-ear detection, 65ms latency, 3D surround sound, IPX 5, 68ms latency for Gaming mode.

Hope you enjoy playing the games on Switch with wireless earbuds!

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