Best Headphones for Oculus Quest Android Central 2020

While the Oculus Quest utilizes the same environmental audio system as the Oculus Go, many users may prefer to use a headset, so their audio is more controlled and contained. The Oculus Quest provides two audio jacks on either side of the Quest. Below, we give our top recommendations for Quest-compatible headphones.

Conduction: AfterShokz Sportz Titanium

Staff pick

The AfterShokz Sportz Titanium conduction headset has a unique structure that will stay firmly in place around your head, just over your Oculus Quest straps. Conduction headphones bypass your eardrum and send sound directly to the cochlea, which makes these ideal for someone with impaired hearing.

$60 at Amazon

VR optimized: Oculus Quest In-Ear Headphones

The official Oculus Quest In-Ear Headphones are specially designed to use the dual auxiliary ports on either side of the headset. If in-ear headphones are your thing, you will definitely want to pick these up to enhance your Quest experience.

$49 at Oculus

Superior sound: OneOdio Over-Ear DJ Stereo Headphones

For many VR enthusiasts, it is preferable to have over-the-ear headphones to cancel out any external noise. They will also provide deeper bass than in-ear headphones. If that's how you prefer your audio, these should suit you perfectly.

$33 at Amazon

Basic earbuds: RHA MA390 Universal Earbuds

These earbuds are simple but stylish. They are light and easy to wear, making them ideal for active VR sessions. They're made of metal instead of plastic, so they will stand up to a lot of wear-and-tear.

$30 at Amazon

Stylish and affordable: JBL Lifestyle LIVE 100 In-Ear Headphones

Notable for it's enhanced bass, this pair of headphones is perfect for VR games with a high depth of sound, such as Beat Saber. They come with a tangle-free carrying pouch so your wires shouldn't get tangled up when you take your Quest on the go.

$40 at Amazon

What's the best choice?

The Oculus Quest has built-in speakers that work well, but headphones provide another level of immersion. They're also a good way to keep audio private. The AfterShokz Sportz Titanium are a good set of headphones to pair with the Oculus Quest because they wrap around your head and don't interfere with the headset's straps.

If you prefer an over-ear design, we recommend the OneOdio Over-Ear DJ Stereo Headphones. The over-the-ear design will prevent external sounds interfering with your gaming, and give you the best bass compared to earbuds.

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