How to Use a Bluetooth Headset for PC Gaming

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Updated June 27, 2022

When you learn how to use a Bluetooth headset for PC gaming, you’re able to enjoy game audio without the messy connection ables.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • First, let your headset get some charge time. Then, turn on the headset and the computer. Put your headphones into discovery mode.
  • Once your PC picks up the discoverable mode, connect the systems. If you run into problems, check your headset connection guide.
  • Always look for hours of battery life and compatibility with other systems, like the Nintendo Switch or Xbox wireless.

While a wired connection is still prevalent, the introduction of systems like Xbox wireless spurs players’ desire for more wireless options.

Most of the time, the best gaming headset will come with a headset connection guide. If you’ve lost this guide or need a little more support, keep reading. We’ll explain below how to connect Bluetooth headphones in detail.

Are Wireless Gaming Headsets Worth Purchasing?

Wireless headphones are growing more popular by the day, and with good reason. A wireless connection allows you to avoid messy connection cables getting in the way.

No matter the audio device you’re using, not dealing with an audio cable gives you a competitive edge. Wireless chat audio is another place where Bluetooth headsets shine.

If all you have are wireless headphones, learning how to turn your headphones into a gaming headset allows you to join in on wireless chat audio.

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones

There are multiple Bluetooth devices people use daily. From your mobile device to your gaming console to your Nintendo Switch, Bluetooth devices are everywhere.

Below, we’ll explain how to connect Bluetooth headphones. Consider this article your very own Bluetooth support service, with all the answers to satisfy your Bluetooth 5.0 needs.

Insider Tip

Connect your headphones for gaming to your Nintendo Switch for a better gaming experience.

STEP 1

First, purchase a wireless headset that matches your needs. Look for high audio quality and compatibility with other consoles such as the Nintendo Switch.

STEP 2

Plug your headphones into their base station, so the rechargeable battery gets some charge time. Then, turn on your computer. Open the Bluetooth connection panel, and look for the output device section.

STEP 3

Press the power button, and put your headphones into discovery mode. This discoverable mode should make them appear as a connection option. Then, connect your comfortable headset.

STEP 4

Navigate to sound settings once you finish pairing your stylish gaming headset. Use Windows Sonic Surround Sound for higher-quality audio.

STEP 5

You’ll find far more than just Wireless Sonic Surround Sound in this section. There are even audio settings for noise cancellation. To find out more, look into how to use a gaming headset on a PC.

Warning

Using a regular keyboard slows you down, so upgrade to a gaming keyboard if possible.

F.A.Q.S

Why should I use a wired connection for Bluetooth headsets?

Bluetooth 5.0 is a step above its predecessor. However, even newer versions struggle with sound quality. , A wired headset is the go-to option for lag-free high fidelity gaming audio.


How do I troubleshoot connection issues for my wireless gaming headset?

A previous wireless version will throw connection issues far more often than newer audio technology. Ensure you update driver software regularly and use the most up-to-date driver software available.


What features should I look for in my stylish gaming headset?

Beyond being compatible with other consoles like the Nintendo Switch, look for these features:

  • Hours of battery life so you can spend hours gaming
  • Dolby Atmos surround sound for better sound effects
  • Decent microphone with a mute button for VoIP chat capabilities
  • Lightweight design with detachable microphone technology

Do I need to turn on noise-canceling settings to spend hours gaming?

Background noise can ruin your experience, even if you have the best Dolby Atmos surround sound. A decent microphone blocks out external noise for others. Turn on the settings for noise cancellation so that you don’t have to deal with it, either.


STAT: Bluetooth BR and EDR operate between the frequencies of 2.4 GHz and 2.4835 GHz. (source)

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