Trade in. Get paid. Go shopping.
Ship it to us for free.
We are unable to process your trade-in order.
About the product
- Splatoon themed headset based on in-game item
- Enjoy in-game sound and voice chat at the same time during online multiplayer mode
- Removable mic
- Interchangeable decorative plates
- Officially licensed by Nintendo
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Have a question?
Find answers in product info, Q&As, reviews
Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
Officially licensed by Nintendo. Dive into Splatoon 2 with HORI's Splatoon 2 Splat & Chat Headset, the first chat-enabled headset for the Nintendo Switch. Enjoy in-game sound and voice chat at the same time in Splatoon 2's online multiplayer mode. Strategize with friends in the SplatNet 2 online lobby, then communicate with teammates during the heat of battle! This headset was designed as a replica of the male Inkling character's in-game headset, and it features interchangeable decorative plates to reflect your personality.
Top customer reviews
So, with that said: as you may have suspected from the price tag, the headset is awful. It's novel for being a replica of the in-game item but it fails as an actual headset for a few reasons:
1. Too small - if you're not a small child and/or have much hair on your head, this is going to be a no go immediately.
2. Non-adjustable - It's one size fits all (or, more accurately, hardly anyone), so you either have the perfect head shape and amount of hair required to allow this to sit comfortably or you're going to have a bad time. Mine would only sit in a way that had the ear pieces hovering over my ears rather than flush while the back of the headset rested near my neck instead of behind my head.
3. Poor sound quality - It'd be serviceable for voice chat alone but when combined with the mixer and used as intended it's a really poor experience. It doesn't output anywhere near enough volume to handle in-game sound (and what's there is really flat with hardly any bass), let alone with voice chat on top.
4. Tinny mic - the mic mostly works and is positioned well with the added benefit of being removable, but I was noticeably tinny sounding to friends when using it. This is livable and could even be swapped with another mic since it uses a standard plug but why on earth would you bother considering how bad the rest of the headset is?
The mixer, however, works really well as long as you bring your own headset. I tested it with my HyperX Cloud II headset using Discord's phone app and it honestly worked a treat - everything was really clear and easy to use. Hori included a sizable extension cable to allow you to comfortably connect to a docked Switch while also not being overrun with a too long cable while in handheld/tabletop mode. There's better mixers out there but I'm not so sure you can find one for $30 that's this small and compact that outputs in stereo, making this a really interesting value proposition.
I was tempted to give this three stars just for the mixer - it's something I can see myself using even outside of my Nintendo Switch. Combined with Discord and a much better headset (and ignoring the ludicrous situation we're in that requires it), it does the job I was looking for and I don't find it overpriced from that perspective.
Either toss the headset or keep it as a novelty item, but don't factor it in when deciding if the mixer is worth $30 for somewhat sensible voice chat or not.