View Full Version : Wireless headphones for plugging into a TV

16-04-2010, 04:43 PM
A friend has asked me about getting some wireless headphones for her husband to use when watching TV - he's hard of hearing and tends to crank the sound so much it drives everyone else out of the room.

Her TV is a new (few months old) plasma with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Can anyone recommend some good, reasonably-priced wireless phones? Circum-aural would probably be best, to help seal out exterior noise.



16-04-2010, 04:53 PM
HN and/or that other Company with a similar name sells some for about $60 :)

They are very good.

16-04-2010, 05:42 PM



The Sennheisers a very nice but not all that cheap.

16-04-2010, 05:44 PM
Bluetooth are a nono because of the time lag.... as I found out to my expense!


16-04-2010, 06:06 PM
You'll need TV headphones; wireless ones are obviously only intended for radios.

John H
17-04-2010, 08:43 AM
I bought a set of new Sennheiser (sp?) wireless headphones on TradeMe. They are brilliant.

17-04-2010, 09:27 AM
Q. will the headphones kill the sound on the tv when plugged in?

17-04-2010, 09:30 AM
Yes... that is why it it best to get a set of IR headphones which can work from the audio out RCA plugs.

HN had some cheap Philips ones last week for around $60


John H
17-04-2010, 11:09 AM
Q. will the headphones kill the sound on the tv when plugged in?

No, not with my Sennheiser's, but they are connected through the amplifier.

SWMBO can listen to the TV speakers or mute them as she requires, but whatever she does, I can listen on my own, or crank up the volume in my own little world. My ears are a bit stuffed from years of snorkel and scuba diving, so sometimes I need the volume up a bit more than she does, and this way we have the best of both worlds. The older I get, the more difficulty I have in "hearing" what Americans are saying when they pretend to speak English. I find a bit more volume helps then too.

17-04-2010, 11:22 AM
just thought to throw this in, tvs also have two rca plugs on them for sound out.

17-04-2010, 03:07 PM
Don't get the Philips ones. A client of our brought some and asked us to 'fix' them. On maximum volume you could hardly hear anything!

John H
17-04-2010, 04:49 PM
That's interesting. With the Sennheisers, there is heaps of volume and range. I can walk almost anywhere in the house (yes, even into the littlest room) without taking the headphones off, and I can still hear what is on TV.

17-04-2010, 05:55 PM
The $60 Philips headphones I bought the other week are great :)

At least they serve the purpose they were sold for.