The absolute best Bluetooth earbuds for the Nintendo Switch

Now that the Switch supports Bluetooth audio, it’s time to upgrade your earbuds.

After years of bellyaching from fans, Nintendo finally added Bluetooth headphone support on the Switch. But what if you’re looking for a new pair of headphones, and you want to make sure they work with the Switch?

Luckily, almost any pair of Bluetooth headphones will work, so don’t worry about that. Instead, you should find the pair that’s best for you, and we have a few recommendations.

Sony WF-1000XM4

The active noise cancelling capabilities here make these earbuds elite — easily some of the best sounding buds out there. Each bud has foam ear tips for a tighter seal and touchpad controls. The charge on the buds lasts for 8 hours with ACN enabled, making them perfect for a full day of gaming.

$279.99 at Best Buy

Apple AirPods Pro

These buds need no introduction. Easily the most popular earbuds out there, this AirPods model is close to perfect. With great noise cancellation, a sleek design, top-tier battery life and a comfortable fit, these are great all-around earbuds that will serve any Switch gamer well.

If you’re an iPhone user as well, snagging Apple’s official earbuds is a no-brainer.

$249.00 at Apple

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro

The Galaxy Buds Pro look great and sound better. Active noise cancellation is right up there with the AirPods Pro, but beats the Apple buds narrowly when it comes to battery life 5 hours with ANC, 8 hours without.

These buds are a serious bargain with a price tab between $150 and $200, depending the on the retailer.

From $147.99 at Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2

The Galaxy Buds 2 launched this year with a lighter price tag than the Galaxy Buds Pro — but we determined that there were only slight differences between the two Samsung buds.

The Buds 2 sounds great, have an ultra-light design, and have a 5-hour charge with ANC enabled 7.5 hours without). If you’re deciding between Samsung models, go with whichever is fits your budget.

$149.99 at Samsung

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds

If noise cancellation is your top priority, you can’t go wrong with Bose. Nothing will distract you from terraforming your Animal Crossing Island with these buds in.

The QuietComfort Earbuds aren’t as sleek as some other bud designs, but that means people will actually see them an interrupt you less. With a 6-hour battery life, these buds are a great pick for commuting gamers.

$279 at Bose

Master & Dynamic MW08

For a higher price, you can get a premium design. The MW08 buds have a distinct style and come with a stainless steel charging case that gives them a pleasant weight compared to plastic-based gear.

These buds boast a 10-hour battery life with a single charge with ANC enabled (12 hours without), blowing the competition out of the water. The sound quality is superb as well.

$299 at Master & Dynamic

Sennheiser CX Plus True Wireless

These Sennheiser earbuds have a clean, modern design (even if they are a bit chunky) and deliver excellent sound quality. These are a great option if you’re going to be switching back and forth between music and gaming, and want crisp audio all day long. The active noise cancellation on these is top-notch.

$179.95 from Sennheiser

Beats Studio Buds

These Beats buds are light-weight, stylish and super comfortable to wear — perfect for gaming marathons. The active noise cancellation isn’t as powerful as pricier buds, but the sound quality is great.

The buds and charging case is also slim compared to most on the market You’ll forget you’re even wearing these tiny, powerful earbuds.

$149.99 at Beats

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