You are having problems using the new Bluetooth audio feature on your Nintendo Switch ? If so, you're not the only one.
More than four years since its launch, the Nintendo Switch finally comes with Bluetooth audio support, allowing you to use the handheld console with a pair of wireless headphones for wireless sound .
It's a feature that users have been clamoring for practically ever since the first Switch appeared in 2017 - but now that it's here we've noticed thatsome problems with the technology.
After l 'having tested by ourselves , we found the earloop Sony WH-1000XM4 sounded good, while the real Sony WF-1000XM4 was suffering from a persistent crackle.
We had the same problem using the Beats Studio Buds ; meanwhile, the Beats Solo Pro worked very well.
At first we thought the problem waswas due to a problem with real wireless headphones specifically, but using the Switch with the Lypertek PurePlay Z3 didn 't come up with audio distortion at all. Saying that, using the most recent PurePlay Z3 2.0 , we noticed a little crackle and some latency issues (although Nintendo warns that there may be a time lag between audio and video on its help page for the Bluetooth audio function).
Interesting factt, all models that have experienced distortion issues use the latest Bluetooth 5.2 wireless transmission standard and come with active noise cancellation.
Some users have also reported that they can only connect one headset at a time, very low volume levels and difficulty in pairing.
A Nintendo spoke the person told us that "the profile and the codec with which the feature is compatible will be the A2DP profile and the SBC codec and therefore if the audio device is compatible with the profile A2DP and the SBC codec, it should be compatible with a Nintendo Switch system ".
In other words, if your wireless headphones support basic Bluetooth - do they all do - they should work with the Nintendo Switch.
Are there any fixes?
A Reddit user may have found a solution to the problem. u / Lyxess said their Switch " looked terrible "with the Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones, with " latency and crackles and bad sound " . However, after connecting the headphones on their phone and changing the volume setting in Sony's Headphone Connect app, as well as turning off their Adaptive Noise Canceling setting, Lyxess found that the Bluetooth audio function worked without a hitch.
If you find your wireless headphones sounding too low, it's also worth heading tors the system settings of your Nintendo Switch and disable 'limit max volume '.
If you're having trouble using headphones or bluetooth headphones with your Nintendo Switch, we'd love to hear from you - email TechRadar at [email protected] with the d line 'object ' Nintendo Switch Bluetooth Audio '.