Gaming Headsets

Use Your Turtle Beach Headset with the New Nintendo Switch

Nintendo’s latest console, the Switch, launched March 3rd and if you were one of the lucky few to get your hands on the much-anticipated device you’re likely now enjoying one of the system’s launch titles, such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

As its moniker suggests, one of the main features of the Nintendo Switch is its ability to transform from a tabletop console to a portable gaming device on-the-fly. The transition between modes is near instantaneous and a fantastic feat of tech to witness.

Of course, when you’re gaming on-the-go you’ll want to experience the Switch’s audio capabilities, preferably without disturbing anyone else around you. Accordingly, you’ll need a proper gaming headset and luckily Turtle Beach has many models that are compatible right out-of-the-box with the Nintendo Switch.

[Editor’s note: For now, we are only verifying game audio compatibility with the Switch. Nintendo has not yet implemented chat functionality, but once they do we’ll be sure to verify and update this article.]

Analog Headsets

Nintendo Switch Headphone Jack

The Nintendo Switch features a headphone jack located at the top-right corner of its tablet-like screen. The jack accepts a standard 3.5mm plug, so just about any of our analog models will work with the device. Here’s the breakdown:

RECON Series

The Turtle Beach Recon 50X White headset plugged into the Nintendo Switch.

Any of our RECON 50 series (which include the RECON 50 for PC, RECON 50X for Xbox One, and RECON 50P for PS4) will work flawlessly with the Switch. Simply plug the headset into the Switch’s headphone jack and you’re all set.

If you own the RECON 60P for PS4, you will have to omit the use of its USB amplifier, and instead plug the headset directly into the Nintendo Switch. In this sense, it functions exactly as a RECON 50 headset.


The Turtle Beach PX24 headset with SuperAmp plugged into the Nintendo Switch.

The PX24 packs a lot of power into a slim package, due in no small part to the innovative SuperAmp. Thankfully, you won’t miss out using key features like Virtual Surround Sound and Superhuman Hearing, as the PX24 is fully compatible with the Nintendo Switch.


The Turtle Beach Elite Pro headset plugged into the Nintendo Switch.

The premiere eSports headset, the ELITE PRO, also works wonderfully with the Nintendo Switch. Your ears will thank you as they indulge in a plush, cooling-gel infused heaven provided by the ELITE PRO’s innovative ear cushions.


The Turtle Beach XO FOUR Stealth headset plugged into the Nintendo Switch.

You’ll have no problem using our flagship Xbox One headset models with your Nintendo Switch. The XO ONE, XO FOUR Stealth, and XO SEVEN Pro models all seamlessly plug into the Nintendo Switch’s headphone jack.

Stealth 350VR

The Turtle Beach Stealth 350VR headset plugged into the Nintendo Switch.

As with the other models presented here, the STEALTH 350VR is also compatible with the Nintendo Switch. And with its battery-powered amplification, the STEALTH 350VR provides a lovely extra kick of audio goodness out of Nintendo’s newest device.

Wireless Headsets: Elite 800 & Elite 800X

Using the Turtle Beach Elite 800 wireless headset with the Nintendo Switch.

When docked and connected to a TV the Nintendo Switch can be used with the Elite 800 & Elite 800X wirelessly.  This setup is very simple and requires that your TV has a Digital Optical Output.

  1. Connect your Elite 800/800X Transmitter via USB to the Nintendo Switch Dock.
  2. Connect the “Digital Optical Output” from your TV to the “Digital Optical Input” on your transmitter with the included Digital Optical Cable.

In Closing

As you can see, there are several terrific options if you’re looking for Turtle Beach headsets that work with the Nintendo Switch right out the gate. And if you already own any of the above models, all the better! We’ll be sure to update this article as new information surfaces and we get more intimate with the Switch’s capabilities, so keep us bookmarked!