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How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to Oculus Quest 2

Do you prefer using headphones and will like to learn how to connect Bluetooth headphones to Oculus quest 2? Then you are in the right place, as this article will explain all that you need to know about how to connect Bluetooth headphones to Oculus quest 2.

The Oculus quest 2 virtual reality headset can be used for different purposes like watching movies and playing games, making it the go-to virtual reality device for many virtual reality enthusiasts.

However, the audio capability might not be up to par for many people, and they will need to use a headphone with the Oculus quest 2.

While the Oculus quest 2 device supports wired headphones that are either 3.5mm headphones or the USB-C type of headphones, the Bluetooth headphones are still an experimental feature meaning they are not officially supported.

Some users might prefer the Bluetooth headphones because it reduces the inconvenience of staying at a particular spot with the wired headphones and makes it easier to move around while still using your Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device.

The next section of this article will show you how to use the experimental feature to connect Bluetooth headphones to Oculus quest 2.

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How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality Device

Even though Bluetooth headphones are not officially supported by Oculus quest 2, you can still connect Bluetooth headphones to Oculus quest 2 by following the steps below.

  • Turn on your Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device.
  • Navigate to the Settings menu and select the experimental feature.
  • Then from the Bluetooth pairing option, select the pair option.
  • Ensure that your Bluetooth is turned on and ready to be paired.
  • Then from the list of available Bluetooth devices showing on your screen, select the device, and both the device and Oculus quest 2 will automatically pair.

If you have followed the instruction given above, then you have been able to connect Bluetooth headphones to Oculus quest 2.

However, note that since this is still an experimental feature that is yet to be officially supported, you might have a bit of an issue with audio syncing. Also, some wireless headphones might not connect to the Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device using this experimental feature.

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Some Issues that might  Arise with Using Bluetooth Headphones with your Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality Device.

Since the Bluetooth pairing feature is still experimental and yet to be officially supported by Oculus quest 2, it is normal that you experience some issues while using the experimental feature to connect Bluetooth headphones to Oculus quest 2.

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Some of the issues that have been reported to occur include:

  • Audio lagging due to not being in sync with the virtual reality device.
  • Latency issues due to compatibility issues between the Bluetooth headphone and the Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device.
  • A drop in frame rates when playing games with the Bluetooth headphone connected to the Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device.

If any of these issues occur, you do not have to panic, as it is due to the experimental nature of using Bluetooth headphones with the Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device.

However, if it is too much of a hassle for you, we advise that you use the officially supported 3.55 mm headphones or the USB-C headphones.

How to Connect Airpods to Oculus Quest 2

The AirPods are wireless Bluetooth devices that are yet to be officially supported by Oculus quest 2, but using the same experimental feature you use to connect Bluetooth headphones to Oculus quest 2, you can connect AirPods to Oculus quest 2.

Follow the steps given below to connect AirPods to Oculus quest 2.

  • Ensure your AirPods are charged and still in the charging case.
  • Then press down the pairing button located at the back of the charging case till the indicator light begin to flash, indicating it is ready for pairing.
  • Then turn on your Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device and navigate to the settings menu.
  • Then select the experimental feature option, and from there, click on Bluetooth pairing.
  • Then from the list of available devices, select your AirPods, and both the airpod and the Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device will pair automatically.

However, note that because this is still an experimental feature that is not fully supported by the Oculus quest 2, you might experience certain issues like audio lagging and latency.

You can also check out How to Change Name on Oculus Quest 2

How to Connect Headphones to Oculus Quest 2

The Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device officially supports the use of the traditional 3.5 mm wired headphones and the USB-C headphones.

To use the traditional 3.5 mm wired headphones, all you have to do is connect the headphone by plugging the cord into the audio port located on the right-hand side of your headset.

If you own a USB-C headphone and would prefer to connect it to your Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device, all you have to do is plug It into the charging port located right behind the audio port on the right-hand side of your headset.

However, note that if you plug both a USB-C and a 3.55 mm headphone in your Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device simultaneously, only the 3.55 mm headphone will work, as it is the one plugged into the original audio port.

Also, you cannot use the USB-C headphone if you have the elite strap with battery plugged into your Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device.

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Best Headphones for Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality Device

The best headphones for the Oculus quest 2 virtual reality headset are the 3.55 mm headphones and the USB-C headphones because they are fully supported by the Oculus quest 2.

Some of the best 3.5mm and USB-C headphones for the Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device include:

  • Logitech G333 VR gaming earphones
  • Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset for Oculus Quest 2
  • Samsung Type-C Headphones
  • Frankenquest Deluxe Audio Strap
  • Kiwi Design Noise Isolating Headphones for Oculus Quest 2
  • Pixel USB-C Earbuds
  • Hi-Fix Clip-on Headphones for Quest 2
  • Seadream 8-inch 3.5mm right angle cords
  • OnePlus Type-C Bullets Earphones

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Best Bluetooth Headphones for Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality Device

While the Bluetooth pairing feature is experimental, there are some Bluetooth headphones that have performed quite well with the Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device.

Some of the best Bluetooth headphones for the Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device include:

  • Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless
  • Bose QuietComfort 45/QC45 Wireless
  • Jaybird Vista 2 Truly Wireless
  • Apple AirPods Pro Truly Wireless
  • Bose QuietComfort Earbuds Truly Wireless

Conclusion

This article has described in detail how to connect Bluetooth headphones to Oculus quest 2. We also looked at some of the best headphones you can use with your Oculus quest virtual reality device.

Remember that the Bluetooth pairing feature is experimental, so you might experience issues with latency and lag.

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