Genki Audio

Bluetooth Audio Adapter
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Regular price $49.99 USD Sale price $44.99 USD
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Connect your favorite wireless headphones to your Nintendo Switch™ and other consoles. Genki Audio is a Bluetooth™ 5.0 adapter equipped with aptX™ high fidelity low latency codecs. Elevate your gaming experience.
 

Free your Switch from tangled wired headphones

Easy to use and connects with all the Bluetooth™ headphones and speakers

Passthrough charging for uninterrupted play on the long haul

Connect two headphones simultaneously to share the fun

Synchronized audio with premium low-latency codecs

USB Type-C port for high quality and wirefree audio

Accessories included to take it to the big screen

Got something to say?

Call for backup with your headphone’s built-in mic for Fortnite™ and Overwatch™

The Perfect Travel Companion

Play uninterrupted keeping your Nintendo Switch™ powered through the passthrough charging port

Rediscover Tabletop Mode

From Overcooked™ to Super Smash Bros™, connect two headphones at the same time to share the fun.

Beyond Filthy Casual

Bring Genki Audio to the big screen with the included USB dock adapter and boom mic.

Enjoy wireless gaming audio in dock mode using the included USB-C to USB-A adapter.

Works with platforms supporting USB audio, including PS 4, Mac/PC, Android, and iPad Pro.

High-Fidelity meets Low Latency

Genki Audio uses the aptX™ audio codecs to enable CD-quality streaming optimized for audio sync which makes it ideal for preventing game over screens. A list of aptX-Low Latency compatible headphones can be found here

apt-X Low Latency Compatible Headphones

  • AH-GC20 Denon Globe Cruiser
  • Aukey B80 Hybrid Dual Driver
  • Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9 3rd Gen
  • Bang Olufsen Beoplay H4
  • Beyerdynamic Blue Byrd
  • Dolby Dimension
  • Edifier W860NB
  • HyperX Cloud Mix
  • Kygo A11/800
  • Kygo A9/600
  • LEVN SK-BH-M85
  • NuForce BeFree8
  • Panasonic BTG S10
  • Panasonic RP-HD305B
  • Pioneer SE-CL6BT Wireless Sports Earphones
  • Sennheiser CX 6.00 BT Earphones
  • Sennheiser Momentum Free
  • Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
  • Tach T1
  • Tel Me 2 BH-X Headphones

Legacy headphone jack adapters carry legacy issues.

Genki Audio pioneered the first USB-C Bluetooth adapter for the Nintendo Switch.

Intuitive and Friendly to Use

Plug into your favorite console

Hold to pair / save your headphones(Make sure you have pairing mode turned on for your headphones)

Press once to connect / disconnect every time you play

PRODUCT DETAILS

Product Overview

Genki Audio (available in two colors)

USB Dock Adapter

Boom Mic

Game Case

*Headphones not included


Weight: 0.2oz (5.8g)

Dimensions: 38mm x 8.6mm x 20mm (1.5” x 0.3” x 0.8”)

Power Consumption: 0.02 watts

Operating Range: 33ft (10m)

Profiles & CODECS

Supported Profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP

Supported Codecs: GAC, aptX-LL, aptX, SBC

Warranty

1 Year

Compatability

Platforms: Nintendo Switch and other USB audio devices including

Sony Playstation 4™, PC, MacOS, iOS, Android

Bluetooth 5™ supports most wireless headphones and speakers including Apple, AKG, Audio Technica, B&O, Beats, Bose, Grado JBL, Master & Dynamic, Sennheiser, Sony, Jaybird, etc. For competitive play we recommend aptX-LL headphones for the best gaming performance.

More questions? We’ve got them covered.
Will Genki Audio affect the battery life of my Nintendo Switch?

Genki Audio only uses 0.02 watts, taking up less than 1% of the Switch’s battery life and in fact uses less power than if you were to use the built-in speakers.


Can this be used when docked?

Yes, this package comes included with a dock adapter that allows you to use Genki Audio with the USB ports found on the Covert Dock or original dock.

Does this work with the Nintendo Switch Lite?

Yes, absolutely!

Can I use Genki Audio on other non-Nintendo Switch devices?

Genki Audio will work with any device that supports USB audio, this includes the PS4, MacBooks, iPad Pros, most PCs and Android devices. The XBox One and Oculus Quest do not currently support USB audio.

Why would I use Genki Audio on other devices?

Genki brings audio sharing across two bluetooth headphones so it can be convenient when watching a movie with someone on a plane for example.  It also brings lower latency for gaming if you have an aptX compatible headphones or speakers.

Does the passthrough charging support PD (power delivery) charging?

The passthrough USB-C port is fully PD compliant and allows you to charge the Switch at its full 18 watt max input as if it were charging directly through the console’s port.

Will this work with Nintendo Switch covers, grips, or cases?

While it will work with some enclosures such as the Satisfye grip, there are many cases that need a slight modification. Mostly it’s due to the bottom of the case being too thick and/or not being cut wide enough. You can simply cut out a wider opening and this actually fits snugger. We used to make extended versions but we found this to be overly complicated and that modifying the case has been a more reliable solution.

Why does my Genki Audio briefly disconnect when I plug it in to charge?

When a power source is detected, Genki Audio immediately swaps its power source from the Switch to the external power and is for that split second unpowered.  Since there is no battery to have to charge, it will disconnect briefly.  

How many headphones can I have paired and how do I disconnect them?

To simplify the process we allow you to pair one headphone to each button meaning you can pair two headphones or speakers simultaneously. Any new pairing on a button will remove the previously paired one.  You can also simply disconnect a headphone by pressing the button its connected to (and press again to reconnect it)

What is the microphone for?

While originally intended for games that support voice chat built-in such as Fortnite and Overwatch, it seems that some games have recently discontinued support to simultaneously broadcast audio to the headphone jack and USB-C audio. It can still be used with the PS4 and just as a microphone in-game (without gameplay sound). However, we did create a hidden mode that allows you to use your Bluetooth headphone’s microphone by simply having your headphone paired to the left channel and holding both buttons for 2-3 seconds till you see the LED lights flicker. The sound will trigger HFP mode which means the audio quality will be like the quality of a phone call but it supports 2-way wireless sound.

Can this work with the built-in Nintendo Switch kickstand?

Unfortunately Genki Audio cannot work with the built-in kickstand. To counter this we created the Genki Portable Stand which is much sturdier and even provides clearance for charging your Switch.  It has been the most recommended portable stand by IGN and folds nice and neat.

Can I connect two aptX-LL headphones simultaneously?

aptX-LL is a great codec for low latency however when connected to two sources simultaneously the signal degradation is quite significant so we opted to remove this ability.

What are the extra slots in my Genki Audio case for?

We built-in four Nintendo Switch game slots and a holder for the Genki Portable Stand so you can have all that you need packed into one convenient case.

Can I control volume through my Bluetooth headphones?

Our earliest crowdfunding version did not support AVRCP so it required you to use the volume control on your device. Our current version fully support AVRCP and allow

Will there be latency with my headphones?

There is always some latency with Bluetooth headphones and generally anything below 100ms is considered imperceptible for human hearing. With that said we support the aptX-LL codec which can provide headphones with under 40ms of latency. For most games and headphones this won’t be an issue, however those playing music rhythm games with a particularly slow headphone can be impacted. We found one of the most reliable sites for latency reviews comes from http://www.rtings.com

How are codecs prioritized with Genki Audio?

Genki Audio is compatible with all standard Bluetooth headphones and simply prioritizes latency first, in order from aptX-LL, aptX, and SBC. Our current version does not support LDAC or AAC codec but will connect through an alternate codec.

How do I reset my Genki Audio?

Just hold both buttons for 8 seconds and after you notice it blink just disconnect and reconnect Genki Audio to reset it to factory settings.

What is GAC?

Doesn’t look like anything to me…

Genki Audio

Regular price $49.99 USD Sale price $44.99 USD
Unit price  per 
Regular price $49.99 USD Sale price $44.99 USD
Unit price  per