Let’s be honest – we’re real freaks and geeks when it comes to home entertainment systems. These days, there are so many options to choose from, especially if you need something to connect to your TV and make the best out of it.
A lot of people like to be able to use headphones with their TV. Quite often, the main reason for this is to allow you to watch TV without disturbing people around you, this is particularly useful in the bedroom. Some people also have hearing issues and using headphones avoids you needed to crack up the TV volume to the maximum.
Wireless Headphones For TV vs Bluetooth Headphones
Some TVs include Bluetooth connectivity, and it is possible to connect Bluetooth headphones to them. You can also pair Bluetooth headphones with the Nvidia Shield or Amazon Fire TV Stick. However, Bluetooth can have enough latency that it causes lip-syncing issues.
Wireless Headphones For TV will normally use .2.4 GHz transmission which has much lower latency than Bluetooth. Then for connectivity, the wireless headphones for TV will have a base unit that sits near you TV and is connected either with an optical cable, 3.5 mm stereo jack or RCA.
With all this said, we decided to take a closer look at this issue and bring a few great examples of wireless headphones for TV sets.
Best Wireless Headphones For TV 2023
1. Artiste ADH300
Plenty of brands out there have specialized in making great headphones for TV sets, both wired and wireless.
One of the companies stands out in our opinion, and that’s Artiste Audio. For this list, we’re bringing their very interesting ADH300 that comes with some very useful features and amazing traits for this purpose.
First off, these are classic Bluetooth wireless headphones with a few interesting twists. Using the 2.4 GHz transmission, they allow you to get the best possible audio quality from the source.
What’s more, the connection is so strong that you can even get it going from 100 feet (or about 33 meters) away from the source. And even if there are some obstacles or walls between these two, you can still keep all the sound qualities in there.
This means that you can walk around your home and still get the audio from your TV set.
One of these headphones’ biggest strengths is the easy setup. There’s even an operation video that will help you connect everything in a matter of minutes.
You’ll then be set to use the headphones as much as you’d like. They come with their wireless base that’s then connected to your TV set.
The base supports regular 3.5 mm jacks or those RCA jacks which gives some versatility in connection, allowing you to pair it with different types of TV sets.
Of course, the audio quality is another one of its strong points. We have 40 mm drivers that deliver a very clear tone with minimal distortion. On top of all this, we have amazing comfort and pretty solid sound isolation.
The receiver base, which is also the charging station, can either work with batteries or a 5-volt adapter. In the end, it’s also worth noting that the headphones give you about 20 hours of playtime at normal volume levels.
- Easy to set up
- Good sound quality
- Long battery life, up to 20 hours at normal volume and distance from the TV set
- Comfortable and practical
- They are slightly lacking in the bottom end of the audible spectrum
2. Avantree HT5009
When we’re talking about quality hi-fi equipment and especially different types of headphones, Avantree is another brand that comes to mind.
And they’re especially known for their quality headphones of all the different kinds. In this guide, we’re including their amazing HT5009 that come as specialized headphones for TV sets.
The moment you set your eyes on them, you immediately notice that we have pro-level equipment on our hands. The idea behind HT5009 is to have high-quality headphones with a simple “plug and play” operation.
Just turn on the transmitter and the headphones will pair with it automatically. Another amazing thing about it is that you can connect it right between your TV and sound system in case the set has only one optical port.
This way, you can easily select between two of these outputs without having to plug things in and out all the time.
What quite surprised us though is the fact that you can go about 50 meters from the source without losing the signal.
While this seems like a bit of an overkill, it might be a great solution either for bigger homes or any larger TV set or video source.
Be that as it may, this only proves the amazing audio quality that you’ll get from the source. The headphones can also work on their own, paired with a mobile phone, computer, tablet, or anything else that supports wireless connection.
Overall, these are pretty great considering the price.
They might not be the cheapest model on the market, but neither are any of the other examples on the list. Considering the price, there’s hardly any chance you’ll get a better deal in this particular territory.
- Great sound quality
- Quite easy to set up
- Some features allow you to easily switch between them and other sound systems
- A pretty long range of 50 meters
- Nothing for this price
3. Sony WHRF400R
It’s not a surprise to see Sony on a list of any kind of headphones since they’re well-known for amazing hi-fi equipment. When it comes to wireless headphones for TVs, we’d single out their WHRF400R as a great example.
They come with a very stylish and practical docking station TMRRF400, which is easily connected to a TV set using a regular 3.5 mm aux cable or an RCA cable. The headphones manage to stay connected with the base up to 150 feet away, even through walls and obstacles.
And with a full charge, they can last for about 20 hours at normal volume levels.
What made them stand out is the overall audio quality that comes from their 40 mm drivers. They not only manage to cover the entire audible spectrum well but are also voiced in such a way to work perfectly for movies and TV shows.
But although practical and great-sounding, we should point out that we were not completely satisfied with the comfort. Now, this is far from a deal-breaker and they’re not catastrophic in any way. But longer sessions might sometimes feel quite tiring.
A redesign would be welcome, although they are somewhat adjustable.
On the other hand, we’d always recommend them due to the sound quality and practical docking station.
Considering the price, it’s more than worth it. They even come with some noise reduction features and other features, including its voice mode that’s extremely useful for any ongoing dialogues that you’re watching on your TV set.
- Great deal for the price
- Great sound quality
- Very practical docking station
- Longer range
- Long battery life
- They’re not as comfortable as we expected, especially for longer sessions
4. Sennheiser RS 175 RF
We could spend days, if not more, praising Sennheiser and their impeccable audio equipment.
While they’re best-known for studio stuff, including microphones and monitoring headphones, they also make some pretty great hi-fi equipment, including wireless headphones.
If we’re talking about TV headphones and wireless sets, their RS 175 is a great example. Sure, it might be a bit over the average price, but they’re most certainly worth it.
These headphones are designed to bring comfort with their great ergonomic features, all while keeping it at a high level when it comes to aesthetic qualities.
To put it simply, these headphones can fit everyone and are extremely comfortable, even for longer listening sessions.
The sound quality is not that far behind either, with a great distribution of frequencies over the audible spectrum. You also won’t have any noticeable problems with distortion, even at higher volume levels.
Aside from being quite easy to set up, these headphones also come with all the necessary controls on them. While this is certainly a great addition, it might feel a bit complicated or bothersome for some users to have four buttons in one place.
But we really can’t complain about them. Aside from great qualities when it comes to the sound quality and ergonomic features, we have a very advanced docking station and a surprising range of over 320 feet.
The docking station also has different connectivity options, supporting both analog and digital connections.
- Great ergonomic qualities
- Amazing sound
- Very practical functions, both on the headphones and the docking station
- Some may find the controls on the headphones a bit impractical
5. Sennheiser RS 195 RF
Best Wireless Headphones For TV 2023
Knowing how great their stuff is, it comes as no surprise to see yet another Sennheiser product on this list. The other model that we’re mentioning here is the RS 195 RF. Now, this is where it gets really exciting. These are unlike any other examples that we mentioned here.
In many ways, these are similar to RS 175. The design and some of the features are pretty much the same, although everything is taken to a whole new level. Yes, they’re pretty expensive, but you won’t find any other wireless TV headphones like these.
They have a very wide frequency response and manage to keep a pretty clear audio quality all over the spectrum. This is all accompanied by incredible comfort and sound isolation.
The same controls that we had on the previous model are also present here. You can completely personalize your presets and create 7 different profiles to fit different settings.
The main philosophy behind this model is that the real power lies in the nuances. Just a slight improvement of the tonal characteristics and ergonomic features will make a world of difference for any listener.
However, there’s one catch – these are pretty expensive. It’s not like they’re not worth it, but this might present a problem to some potential buyers.
- Best sound quality
- 7 customizable profiles for different settings
- Improved comfort and ergonomic features
- Longer range
- Long battery life
- They’re expensive
Wired vs Wireless Headphones For TV
Of course, one of the biggest concerns when it comes to buying new headphones and headsets is whether you’ll go with wired or wireless ones.
And things can often get way more complicated with wired headphones.
However, they come with some significant advantages and some users generally prefer to go down this path because of that. But then again, this particular configuration might be complicated for TV sets.
You’d either need to have a really small TV or a pretty long cable.
Overall, if you have a smaller TV set, like those intended for smaller rooms and to which you can get close, then it’s still practical to use wired headphones or headsets. Now, if you have an average classic living room, then a wired configuration might not be the best option.
On the other hand, if we’re talking about good brands and models, regular wired headphones can bring you a much more detailed high-quality sound. With good wired headphones, you can get a transfer rate of up to 2304 kbps.
Meanwhile, even the best wireless Bluetooth headphones have a significantly smaller transfer rate, up to only 768 kbps. If you’re watching a video file with regular or lower quality audio, then wireless headphones will be more than enough.
Wired headphones will come as a better option in this regard only if the TV program or the video file has a very high quality of audio.
In almost all cases, wireless headphones are more than enough for TV sets when it comes to the audio quality, and are also much more practical.
Finding the right wireless headset for your needs might be a little tricky. While some options may be cheaper than the others, it comes at a cost of audio quality and comfort.
However, the examples that we listed here will give you the best possible qualities for the price. Even if some of them might feel a little uncomfortable for longer sessions, they’re still worth it.
However, in case you’re looking for the best possible deal, then we’d recommend Sennheiser and their RS 195 RF. Although expensive, these are the ultimate wireless headphones for TV.
I am James, a UK-based tech enthusiast and the creative mind behind Mighty Gadget, which I’ve proudly run since 2007. Passionate about all things technology, my expertise spans from computers and networking, to mobile, wearables, and smart home devices.
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