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How to Connect Headphones to Oculus Quest 2

The Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device is known not to have the very best audio quality, so if you would like to connect headphones to Oculus quest 2 to improve the sound quality, you are in the right place. This article will explain how to connect headphones to Oculus quest 2.

The Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device is a standalone device that is favoured by many virtual reality gamers and enthusiasts for its wireless connectivity, crisp and clear display, and a good amount of storage space.

However, the audio quality of the Oculus quest 2 device is subpar for many Oculus users, with many preferring to connect headphones to Oculus quest 2.

The Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device officially supports the use of traditional 3.5mm headphones or USB-C headphones, while it is yet to support the Bluetooth headphones formally.

The section of the article below will explain the steps required to connect headphones to Oculus quest 2.

How to Connect Headphones to Oculus Quest 2

The Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device has official support for traditional 3.5 mm headphones and USB-C wired headphones.

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To connect the USB-C wired headphones to your Oculus quest virtual reality device, all you have to do is connect the charging point located at the right-hand side of your headset behind the audio port.

However, you cannot use your USB-C headphones with your Oculus quest 2 if you have connected the Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device to an elite strap.

To connect the 3.5 mm wired headphones with your Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device, you only have to plug the headphones into the audio port located on the right-hand side of the headset.

Also, you should not simultaneously plug both the USB-C and the 3.5 mm wired headphones into the headset, as only the 3.5mm headphone plugged into the audio port will transmit sound.

How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to Oculus Quest 2

Bluetooth headphones are yet to be officially supported for use with the Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device.

It is however preferred by many virtual reality enthusiasts because it eliminates the inconvenience of being unable to move around with a wired headphone while performing an activity on the Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device.

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The steps below will explain how to connect Bluetooth headphones to Oculus quest 2.

  • 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 steps outlined above, then you have been able to connect headphones to Oculus quest 2.

The Bluetooth connecting feature is still in the experimental phase, so some headsets might not connect to the Oculus quest 2.

Also, if the headset connects you might still have issues with audio lagging. Latency issues might also arise due to the headset and the Oculus quest 2 device not being very compatible with each other.

If the issues with using the Bluetooth headphones put you off, you can always switch back to using the officially supported USB-C and 3.5 mm wired headphones.

You can also check out How to Reset Oculus Quest

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How to Connect Airpods to Oculus Quest 2

Airpods are also Bluetooth devices, which means they are yet to be officially supported for use with the Oculus quest 2, however with the help of the experimental features option, you can still connect AirPods to Oculus quest 2.

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

  • Make sure your AirPods are fully charged and in their charging case.
  • Then press and hold the pairing button on the charging case’s rear until the indicator light begins to flash, signalling that it is ready to pair.
  • Then, with your Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device turned on, go to the settings menu.
  • Then click on the experimental feature from the settings menu, and select Bluetooth pairing.
  • Then choose your AirPods from the list of compatible devices, and the AirPods and the Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality device will link immediately.

If you have followed the instructions above, then you have successfully connected your AirPods with your Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device.

However, remember that the Bluetooth pairing feature is still experimental, so like the Bluetooth headphones, you might experience issues with drop rate, audio lagging and latency due to compatibility issues.

How to Connect Wired Headphones to Oculus Quest 2

The wired headphones are the officially supported headphones for use with the Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device.

You can either use the 3.5 mm headphones or the USB-C headphones with the Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device.

To use the 3.5mm headphones, you only have to connect it to the audio port located at the right-hand side of the headset and you are good to go.

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For the USB-C headphones, you should plug it into the charging port that is placed behind the audio port at the right-hand side of your headset and you are good to go.

If you plug both the USB-C and the 3.5 mm headphones at the same time, only the 3.5 mm headphone plugged in the audio port will transmit sound, and if you have connected your Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device to the elite strap with battery, you cannot use the USB-C headphones.

Best Bluetooth Headphones for Oculus Quest 2

The Bluetooth pairing feature is still in its experimental stage, and some Bluetooth headphones might not work with it.

Below is the list of some of the Bluetooth headphones that is known to work well with the Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device.

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

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Best Headphones for Oculus Quest 2

The best headphones for the Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device are typically the officially supported headphones, as it is less prone to causing issues like audio lagging and compatibility issues.

Below is the list of some of the best headphones you can use with your Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device.

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

You can use either of these headphones to connect headphones to Oculus quest 2.best headphones for Oculus quest 2

Conclusion:

This article has discussed how to connect headphones to Oculus quest 2. We also looked at how to connect Bluetooth headphones and listed some of the best headphones you can use to connect headphones to Oculus quest 2 virtual reality device.

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