The latest Oculus Quest 2, the successor of Oculus Quest which was developed by Facebook, has been the “hot new thing” in the VR world.
But, What is Oculus Quest 2?
The Quest 2, released in 2020, is the most advanced all-in-one VR headset Oculus has manufactured with such engineered details that can swiftly make the virtual worlds adapt to your every movement. The headset is currently priced between $299 to $399 (depending on the memory size).
Can you connect Bluetooth Headphones to Oculus Quest 2?
While the device itself comes with a built-in headphone of supreme quality, YES you can connect your own Bluetooth headphones to the Oculus Quest 2. Not only Bluetooth Headphones, but you can also connect wired headphones to the device.
How to connect Bluetooth Headphones to Oculus Quest 2?
There are a few steps you need to follow to connect your Bluetooth headphones to the device:
- Step 1: Switch your Quest 2 on and open Settings from the Home Screen.
- Step 2: Find and select the option Experimental Features (it can be troubling to find it so give it some time, you’ll see the option pop up).
- Step 3: Turn your headphones on and put it in the pairing mode.
- Step 4: A list of all the available devices will be shown. Select your headphones from the given list. In case you can’t find your headphones, just restart your headphones and repeat the same process.
- Step 5: Pair your headphones and enjoy the metaverse.
How to connect Wired Headphones to Quest 2? You can also connect your wired headphones to the device in case you don’t own Bluetooth headphones. The headset comes with a 3.5mm jack and a USB Type-C port to connect the wired headphones.
Here’s a quick video explanation on how to connect Bluetooth headphones to Oculus Quest 2:
How is the performance of the Quest 2 affected by Bluetooth Headphones?
Oculus neither claimed nor denied officially that the Quest 2 supports Bluetooth Headphones.
However, it has been experimented with and observed that the audio was not in sync with the game movements (which you may get used to but it is pretty annoying). This latency issue has mainly to do with the compatibility and the “wireless signal transmission” of the Bluetooth headphones.
Some people have even complained about stuttering or voice cracking issues.
But there’s no such issue if you pair wired headphones with the device. So if you must use your personal headphones instead of the built-in audio, you should go with wired headphones to have the best VR gaming experience.
Is there anything you can do to solve the performance issue with Bluetooth Headphones?
If you absolutely must use Bluetooth headphones with your Quest 2, there is something you can do to solve the latency or stuttering issue.
You can install a high-quality Bluetooth transmitter in the headset. The lagging issue is mainly because of the wireless connectivity but, with the transmitter, the wireless signals are amplified and this solves the lagging or stuttering issue.
You can plug it in the jack or the USB port and it reportedly allows you a “lag-free meta-gaming experience”. You may use Velcro to secure the transmitter in the port.
Which one should you use- Bluetooth Headphones or Wired Headphones?
While Bluetooth Headphones are the better choice for intense gaming sessions, it just involves a lot of work. First, you need to check if your headphones are compatible or not. Then you need to get a transmitter if there’s any lagging issue. It’s just a lot of work.
Wired Headphones are much easier and more convenient to use with Quest 2 or any other VR headset. Simply plug it in and you’re good to go!
They don’t cause any laggings or delays and give you an immersive metaverse experience too. The only problem here is the dangling wire. But if you’re okay with the wire, you’ll be much happier using Wired headphones with your Quest 2.
What models of Bluetooth Headphones work with Quest 2?
There’s no such “list” provided by Oculus regarding the compatible Bluetooth Headphones.
Most Bluetooth headphones are compatible with the device. But the latency or stuttering issue varies. You may or may not face those issues depending upon how compatible your headphones are with the device.
However, Logitech G333 VR Gaming Headphone is exclusively designed for Oculus Quest 2. It has an aux cable connectivity for minimal latency and the best VR experience.
Can you connect Airpods to Oculus Quest 2?
Yes, you can connect your Airpods to the device. Follow the same steps as mentioned in this article.
What headphones work with Quest 2?
There’s no specific list but both Bluetooth and wired headphones work with Quest 2. Some examples of models of headphones are mentioned in the article.
Does Oculus Quest support wireless headphones?
There’s no official claim if the Quest supports wireless headphones. In addition to that, Facebook released exclusively designed wired headphones for the gadget so it’s pretty clear it wants you to use wired headphones or depend on the in-built audio system. But, there is the option to pair wireless Bluetooth headphones with the gadget as we discussed in this article.
Here’s all you need to know about how to connect Bluetooth headphones to Oculus Quest 2. We hope you have the best metaverse experience with your Bluetooth headphones.
Oh! What if it breaks down in the middle of your game? Is one side working but the other is not? Here’s how you can fix it: How to Fix Bluetooth Earbuds When Only One Side Works.