Can You Use Bluetooth Headphones With Oculus Quest 2?

Yes, Oculus Quest 2 headset supports Bluetooth connection. You can therefore use your Bluetooth Headphones with Oculus Quest headsets. Manufacturers seek to make connections easier and therefore latest devices mostly support wireless connections. This article will show you how to connect your Oculus Quest 2 with your Bluetooth headphones.

How Do I Connect My Bluetooth Headphones With My Oculus Quest 2?

Connecting Bluetooth headphones to Oculus Quest 2 is very simple. Here are the simple steps to follow after putting your headset on:

  • Go to settings and click on Experimental features.
  • Go to Bluetooth Pairing.
  • Choose Pair (Your headphones should be active).
  • You will see the devices available within the Bluetooth coverage, choose the name of your headphones and pair.

Here are some of the headphones that can pair with your Oculus Quest 2 using Bluetooth:

  • Remax RB-S32
  • Lenovo HD200

What Issues are Associated With Bluetooth Headphones When Connected To Oculus Quest 2?

Wireless connection of the headphones to the Quest 2 headset may lead to lag/delays while playing some games. Speedy games may appear slow or may lag very often. This is the major issue of pairing headphones to the headset via Bluetooth. This happens when the processing speed is delayed by the video and audio signals. Both of these signals are transmitted wirelessly and cause lagging especially when they cannot sync together. 

However, you can solve these Bluetooth issues to achieve better results. You may use a Bluetooth transmitter. This is usually connected to the headphone audio jack on your Quest 2 headset. The Bluetooth transmitter must fit into the 3.5mm port. This ensures speedy processing hence minimizing lagging. You will only need to connect your headphones to the headset in the presence of the Bluetooth transmitter.

The quality of your Bluetooth headphones audio might be affected by other issues such as:

  • Interference with other wireless devices within the room such as a wireless mouse, radio frequencies, TV remote signals, and WIFI connections. All these may interfere with the audio connection of your Bluetooth headphones.
  • Old Bluetooth version. Your headphone might have an older version of Bluetooth that is not efficiently compatible with your Headset hence a shaky connection.

What Other Headphones Can I Use With My Oculus Quest 2?

There are many headphones that you can connect with your Oculus Quest 2 Headset. The major requirement is a 3.5 mm audio jack. Oculus Quest 2 has one feature that allows you to connect your headphones to it using cables for better audio. This feature, therefore, allows you to use several headphones models as long as they satisfy the above-stated requirement.

Here are some of the amazing headphones you can use:

  • JBL Lifestyle LIVE 100 In-Ear headphones
  • OneOdio Over-Ear DJ Stereo Headphones

Other headphones would still work if the audio jack is 3.5mm.

Oculus Quest 2 also supports USB-C headphones. You can connect your USB-C headphone and via the USB-C port on the Oculus Quest 2 headset. The USB-C port is the charging port on the Quest 2 headset. It is not a unique port so you don’t need to look for it. Not all headphones will work with Oculus Quest 2 when connected via the USB-C port. However, we recommend these few headphones that would work best:

  • Samsung Type C Headphones
  • OnePlus Type C Bullets Earphones
  • Pixel USB C Earbuds
  • Logitech G PRO Gaming

You can only use one port at a time when connecting headphones to your Quest 2 Headset. You cannot connect USB-C headphones while the other headphone port (3.5mm) is connected to another headphone. Note that if you do this, only one side will play and that is the headphone connected to the 3.5mm port.

Are Airpods Compatible with Oculus Quest 2 Headset?

Airpods are just like Bluetooth headphones. They mostly connect via Bluetooth. Since Quest 2 supports Bluetooth connectivity, Airpods are compatible with it. Both AirPods and Airpods Pro can be paired with Quest 2. You can pair them using the Oculus App. Here are the steps to follow:

  • Go to settings and click on Experimental features.
  • Go to Bluetooth Pairing.
  • Choose Pair.
  • You will see the devices available within the Bluetooth coverage of the headset, choose the name of your Airpods or Airpod Pro and pair.


Wireless connection is the best feature of modern devices. They provide flexibility and less bulky connections. However, we cannot just ditch the wired connections as they are reliable. Oculus Quest 2 provides two options for wired headphone connections (USB C and the 2.5 mm port). From the article, we have seen that wireless connection has some software shortcomings while wired connection has minimum or no software shortcomings. In as much as you love wireless connections, we recommend that you have audio cables to connect to your headphones for reliability. 

When purchasing headphones for the USB C port connection (to use with Oculus Quest), consider the above-given devices for better results since many devices may not be compatible with Oculus Quest 2 via the USB C port.

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