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Switch Firmware 4.0 enables USB/wireless-USB headsets in docked mode

Garou

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From reddit:

So aside from Sony Playstation headsets, what other USB headsets worked?

Logitech G930 works and my much older Creative HS-1200 works too.

Basically any headset with USB-cable or USB-dongle seems to work.
 

Mammoth Jones

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Hot damn! My PS4 headsets been collecting dust. This will be great when the munchkin goes to bed (TV is right against the wall of her room) and I wanna game in the living room.

On a side note I hope the rev 2 of the Switch has Bluetooth audio capabilities. One of the main reasons I sometimes don't bring it on the train w/ me. Gotta pack another pair of headphones and disconnect my wireless, put them away, take out wired and plug em up. Really wish switch supported bluetooth audio like the vita.
 

Haruko

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I wonder if this works with an ASTRO Mixamp? Would be cool to use my A40s when docked
 

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My Corsair VOID Wireless headphones do NOT work unfortunately. Plugged it in, dongle connected to the headphones, but the Switch didn’t recognize it. It doesn’t work very well on PS4 so I wasn’t expecting much with Switch. Still a bummer though.
 
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I have a USB C adapter, but no USB headphones :( otherwise I'd test in handheld mode. If any of you guys have a Galaxy S8 or Note 8, it came with the adapter, go dig it out of the box!
 

NOLA_Gaffer

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I was gonna ask for a suggestion for wireless headphones but then I realized I didn't want to be limited to just the Switch for wireless output. I'd be better off just getting a bluetooth adapter to plug into the audio output of my TV instead.
 

Garou

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I have a USB C adapter, but no USB headphones :( otherwise I'd test in handheld mode. If any of you guys have a Galaxy S8 or Note 8, it came with the adapter, go dig it out of the box!

Those adapters that come with phones might lack a DAC since the phones have one built in, so those might not work.
 

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If I had to guess, Nintendo probably added this functionality due to the rise of USB-C headphones in light of the headphones jack going away. The dock having such functionality was probably icing on the cake.

Still a great feature to have either way, so I'll commend Nintendo for that. Hopefully this is the first step towards voice chat without the phone app & potentially functionality with Bluetooth headphones/earbuds.
 

qko

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Fawk!

One step closer to true Bluetooth headphone capabilities

Can anyone test putting a USB bluetooth adapter and testing Bluetooth headphones? I would have never expected USB headphones, but the dream of bluetooth headphone capabilities has been revived with this news.
 
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Oh man. I wonder if my creative adapter will work? Updating now.

I use the adapter on my PS4 all the time so I can use my AirPods. Would be amazing to have AirPods usable for everything.
 

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Does generate lag in the audio like the adapters?

If it doesnt what is a cheap-good wireless usb headphone? (even better if I can use it on my PC too).



EDIT: I currently use the Logtech G231 so I'm not relaly looking for top of the line lol).
 

Garou

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Can anyone test putting a USB bluetooth adapter and testing Bluetooth headphones? I would have never expected USB headphones, but the dream of bluetooth headphone capabilities has been revived with this news.

A regular Bluetooth-USB adapter for PCs wouldn’t work, those need drivers and OS-support for the pairing-process, etc.

Edit: USB audio transceivers might work.
 

DavidDesu

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Well this is fantastic for me. I have the PS headset which I use on my PS4 and Mac and now I can use for docked wireless audio with my Switch. Absolutely amazing for me, fits me perfectly this solution. Did not expect that!
 
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Can anyone test putting a USB bluetooth adapter and testing Bluetooth headphones? I would have never expected USB headphones, but the dream of bluetooth headphone capabilities has been revived with this news.
I just tested it.

My AirPods are working!

I’m using a creative Bluetooth adapter. I’m gonna text stuff like latency now.

https://www.amazon.com/Creative-70S...1508427854&sr=8-3&keywords=creative+bluetooth

No noticeable lag, this is the same adapter I use for my PS4.
 
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Nice



Sony Gold Headset and Aukey usb adapter.

I might have a bluetooth adapter around here somewhere, which I can test with BeatsX headphones. I'll do a test if I can find one.

edit: can't find it
 

qko

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I just tested it.

My AirPods are working!

I'm using a creative Bluetooth adapter. I'm gonna text stuff like latency now.

Did you pair them to the adapter on a computer first? you realize you just volunteered yourself to the bluetooth cause in making a step-by-step tutorial... j/k