Watching TV turns into a real problem when several people are in the room or a small child is sleeping. In such a family, wireless Bluetooth headphones are a great option.
Benefits of connecting headphones to a TV
Most music lovers use headphones to enjoy music. The same applies to watching movies.
There are several reasons for this:
- Absolute immersion in music, since external noise does not interfere. In addition, the sound quality in headphones is often much higher than in ordinary speakers.
- You do not create inconvenience to others. Suppose someone in the room is resting or reading a book. Headphones will help to share comfort areas, as well as prevent incidents with households.
How to connect headphones to Smart TV?
It would seem that the issue does not require discussion. you get headphones, connect to the TV, and enjoy immersion in the atmosphere of the film.
But there are a number of problems:
Important! Not all TVs have the necessary connector.
Most of the headphones come with a cable with a maximum length of 1.5 m, and being at such a distance (“tied” by the cord to the TV) is uncomfortable and harmful.
There are wired and wireless headphones. the second, of course, is a better option, since watching TV at a distance of several meters with a wired headset does not bring any pleasure.
How to connect wired headphones to the TV?
The easiest method is to connect the headphones to the jack indicated by the word Audio. This is a standard output with a diameter of 3.5 mm.
The plug on typical headphones, including the highest quality ones, is provided for connection to this jack. Great if this connector will be on the side of the TV.
If the outputs are located on the rear wall of the housing, certain difficulties may arise, associated mainly with the inconvenience of using a wired device.
How to connect a 3.5 mm plug simultaneously to two analog outputs?
Adapter from 3.5 mm to 2 RCA connectors
For this purpose, a conventional adapter is used, which sometimes comes in a set with some headphones.
Such an adapter is equipped with RCA plugs on the one hand and a typical headphone input on the other.
It is not difficult to assemble the system. we stick the adapter into the TV, and the headphones into the adapter. You can use all RCA outputs, of which there are several.
Yamaha RX-V385 AV Receiver
If there are no analog connectors, you will need a device that changes the digital signal that comes from the TV to the analog one.
Headphones will be able to accept and change it into sound. The most common and popular option is AV receiver.
The TV is connected to the receiver via the HDMI connector, as it guarantees a clean and high-quality signal. Earphones are already connected to the receiver.
Methods vary in complexity and price. For this reason, it is most reasonable to think it over beforehand, and if you are going to use headphones often, immediately choose a TV equipped with an output with a diameter of 3.5 mm.
How to connect wireless headphones to the TV?
Wireless headphones have many advantages compared to wired counterparts: this is not only practicality, a larger working radius, but also the ability to easily switch sound sources.
To this end, you do not even need to get up from the couch. you can transfer the headphones from the TV to the smartphone in a few seconds.
There are Smart TV models equipped with a Bluetooth module. However, its availability does not guarantee compatibility with wireless headphones.
You need to check the technical parameters, and make sure that the function “output sound to a Bluetooth device” exists.
Run this mode, the TV starts looking for a new device. and connects to the headphones.
If there is no function, you need to find headphones with a transmitting module. It looks like a simple USB stick.
Not all TV models transmit sound via USB. If you can connect a wireless mouse or keyboard to it, this does not guarantee compatibility with headphones.
An example of headphones with a USB adapter
To connect the headphones to the TV, you need a regular USB connector, obtained by any of the above methods. find on the TV panel, use an adapter or receiver.
A Bluetooth transmitter is connected to this jack. He will receive an analog acoustic signal from the TV via cable and broadcast it through the air into the headphones.
The reception distance varies depending on the properties of the headphones. most often, a few meters. High-quality headphones make it possible to transmit a signal even between rooms.
After connecting the transmitter, it remains only to turn on the headphones. Sound will appear immediately if the device is charged.
If none of the described methods worked, it remains only to upgrade the TV.
You need to open the case, and solder a tap for the connector (which is mounted in the panel of the case) to the input of the low-frequency amplifier.
But such work is suitable only for an experienced electronic engineer, in addition, such actions are followed by the deprivation of warranty.
Best Bluetooth Headphones for TVs
Plantronics BackBeat PRO
Plantronics BackBeat PRO
Full-size closed-back headphones are suitable for TVs of most manufacturers. The main condition is the presence of the Bluetooth function.
The model stands out among others with high sound quality and the ability to connect directly to 2 devices.
The volume button is located directly on the headphones, which makes it possible to change it without removing the headset.
Thanks to soft ear pads, you can comfortably listen to music for several hours without feeling any discomfort. Headphones hold tight and transmit perfect sound.
On one side of the model is a button that allows you to answer a call with one touch. A full charge of the device occurs after 2 hours.
Beats Solo Pro Wireless
This model is suitable for lovers of great bass sound. Radius of use. 10 m. High-quality assembly and ease.
Headphones do not exert pressure on the ears even with prolonged use. The kit has 2 cables: for charging and connecting to the TV by a wired method, if the headphones are exhausted.
Considered a good option for a TV. Low cost and excellent build quality. The radius of the headphones is 10 m.
Great run time and fast charge. The ear pads fit snugly to the ears without initiating extra compression.
Connecting wireless headphones to Samsung and LG TVs
Sony and Philips TVs running Android TV can easily connect to any company’s wireless headset. Things are a little different with Samsung and LG TVs.
Most TVs support exclusively original devices (cameras, keyboards, remotes, and others). With headphones the same problem.
LG and Samsung TVs can easily connect original Bluetooth stereo headsets. But with simple headphones, sometimes problems arise. It all depends on the TV model, series, firmware version and year of manufacture.
In order not to waste time, we recommend checking if the TV is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (if you have a Smart TV, then most likely it is). On some models, it must be connected with a separate original adapter.
If the TV does not recognize the headphones, then you can use a special Bluetooth transmitter (there is still a way to connect via RCA (tulip), or an optical audio output), and the headphones are already connected to it.
- Open the TV settings, go to the “Sound”. “Speaker Settings” section.
- Turn on the headset and place it near the TV.
- Run them in connection mode. The blue indicator should blink.
- Next, select “List of Bluetooth Headphones.”
- We select the necessary device and setup is completed.
The sound from the Samsung TV will be transmitted via Bluetooth to the headphones. If you turn them off, the sound will come from the speakers of the TV.