Is it possible to use AirPods to immerse yourself into the virtual world even more so if you have them on?
The Oculus Quest 2 headsets support Bluetooth headphones, so you’ll need to figure out how to connect AirPods to Oculus Quest 2 headsets in order to use them with the headsets. Is it possible to combine the market-leading VR headset with one of the most popular wireless headphones in order to create the ultimate VR experience? The following is a brief overview of what you need to know.
As you would expect, the Quest 2 comes with its own inbuilt audio system. However, you might want to shut out the rest of the world if that is what you want. There may be times when your family would prefer not to hear the sounds that are coming from whatever you are playing or watching.
In the event that support for the AirPods becomes available, we will be in touch with you. Then we will be able to explain how to pair them up if that is the case.
Does Oculus Quest 2 Support Airpods?
There is a statement on the official Quest 2 support pages that states the following:
Both 3.5mm headphones as well as USB-C headphones are supported by the Quest 2
In spite of this, they do not mention anything about wireless headphones at all. In fact, they do not mention anything at all about Bluetooth compatibility in the product description.
Despite this, all is not lost. There is no official support for AirPods, but the Quest 2 does have one additional trick up its sleeve, that makes using your AirPods with your VR headset a possibility despite there not being “official support”. Next, we’ll take a look at that topic.
How To Connect AirPods To Oculus Quest 2
The Quest 2 does not automatically offer support for your AirPods, but thanks to the magic of Experimental Features, it is still possible to pair both devices, despite the lack of automatic support. In order to accomplish this, you need to follow these steps:
- You will be able to start Quest 2 as soon as you turn it on.
- Select the Settings menu from the top menu bar.
- You can select experimental features by clicking on them.
- Next, you will need to turn on your AirPods and put them into pairing mode.
- Go back to your Quest 2, and you will find an option called Bluetooth Pairing in the menu. Once the button has been pressed, you will be prompted to pair.
- Pair the new device with the AirPods by selecting Pair new device and connecting them to the AirPods.
As a result of following this process, you will be able to pair your AirPods with your Oculus Quest 2. The same method can also be used to connect your Galaxy Buds to QUEST 2 in the same way. Before you go ahead and do this, there are a few caveats that need to be addressed before you go off and do this.
It is important to remember that this is listed as an experimental feature. Additionally, pairing any Bluetooth headphones with the Quest 2 isn’t something that is ‘officially’ supported by the device, which means that there are questions about how well the two devices will work together when it comes to working together with each other.
Despite reports to the contrary, there is a feeling that while the two devices pair, the experience is not totally seamless. In most cases, you will encounter problems such as lag and audio being out of sync, which are the most common issues. As a result, there isn’t much that can be done to resolve this issue. There is one bright spot, however, and that is that this seems to be less of an issue if you are using apps like Netflix instead of playing games, which seems to be less of an issue in general.
If it works well or not, at least you now have the tools to give it a shot and decide for yourself whether or not it works well for you.
Now that everything has been sorted out, let’s take a look at how we can connect AirPods to a laptop.