Being able to connect a pair of wireless headphones to your TV is one of the great pleasures of life. There are many options to get there. If it’s a Geek Squad agent who installs your TV, this is the perfect time to ask what the best solution is for you. Maybe you want to watch a show in peace, isolated from the noise coming from the rest of the house. Or maybe you want to watch an action movie at full volume while the rest of the family is asleep. It could be that a pair of wireless headphones is a technological solution that will make your life much easier.
Below you will find some wireless headphone options to connect to your TV. You should think about dusting off your TV’s user manual to find out a lot more about it. What kind of hookups, gimmicks and extra features does it have? The more you know about your TV, the easier your search will be. If you have bought your TV in the last ten years, you probably have almost everything you need. It does not matter if you do not have a smart TV. Most HDTVs have the right audio outputs or an optical cable (or Toslink) port. This means that you can, at the very least, use the simple method below.
The easiest way to connect headphones to your TV: radio frequency models
Well, let’s start with the “lazy” solution. There is a simple way to connect wireless headphones, without lifting a finger. All you need to do is buy radio frequency headphones, like the ones Sennheiser has been offering for years. These devices are practically ready for use. Simply plug the charging base into a wall outlet and the appropriate audio outputs from your TV to the side or under the unit. From there, you only have to turn on the unit (if it does not support auto-power), take your headphones and enjoy your entertainment. It comes down to cheating a bit (according to the definition of this blog, anyway), but it’s easy and fast. Using such a simple model is like making a hat trick in an empty net. It’s satisfying, but there is nothing to brag about. Let’s take a look at some other solutions.
Does your TV support the Bluetooth?
If you’ve bought a TV from a leader in the field (like Samsung or LG) in recent years, your TV is likely to support Bluetooth. Today, many of Samsung’s 4K smart TVs and TVs offer this feature as a secondary feature. If you’re among those with a Bluetooth output on their TV, you’re in luck! All you have to do is buy Bluetooth headphones, follow the sync guidelines in your TV’s service manual, and open your ears. If your TV doesn’t have Bluetooth option than you can go for the Bluetooth Audio Transmitter for this you should read this great guide.
The Bluetooth earphones, in other words wireless, are gaining popularity these days. Many manufacturers offer a wide variety of models. Some suppress the ambient noise so that you only hear those from your TV. No cries of children, no barking from outside, etc
Why use Bluetooth headphones?
To be honest, you do not have to use Bluetooth headphones. Nevertheless, they are today the simplest and fastest winning formula to get the most out of wireless functionality. In fact, the Bluetooth connection is not only the easiest way to enjoy wireless listening, but it has also essentially become the one and only way. Bluetooth headphones are the easiest transition point between your TV, your smartphone, your tablet and all other possible access points.
Adapt your TV to support Bluetooth
It’s extremely easy to adapt your TV to support a Bluetooth headset. The first thing to do is to watch if your TV has a 3.5mm audio jack (like those where you plug a pair of headphones with ordinary wire). If this is the case, continue to the next step. Otherwise, if your TV is from before this type of audio jack appears (I suppose your TV is likely to have a partial imitation wood finish, which is back in fashion, so I have heard), you will have a few more steps to follow before continuing.
If your TV does not have a 3.5mm audio jack, you will need an analog to digital converter. These may be difficult to find, but some models are on sale on the Best Buy website through Marketplace partners.
Once you have a good grip (typical joke of the Geek Squad), it’s time to shop for an adapter or a Bluetooth key. Fortunately, they are offered everywhere and it is not the choice that is missing. It’s possible that you only use one pair of headphones at a time, but if you think you have two people at the same time, why not shop around and analyze the options available to you? Most low-end keys support only one pair. However, after some research, you should be able to find a connection system that will allow you to accommodate more than one pair of headphones.
The last steps before listening to TV
At this point, you need a good pair of Bluetooth headphones. It is possible that you already have a pair that you carry with you. Otherwise, you may want to invest in a better model than the one you bring in your daily commute or the one you keep in the office.
In general, the pair of your dreams should be comfortable and able to be worn for long periods of time. Since you will use it at home, you will probably wear it longer than if you use it at work or on the subway. Look for a solid, well-fitting model with well-fitted pads for long listening sessions. A good headset that covers the ears would be the best option. These headphones surround your ears, provide a soft headband and can withstand the repetitive movements of position adjustment for added comfort.
At this point, just relax, play your favorite show, watch it until you fall asleep on the couch, wake up and start over. If you need help, talk to a Geek Squad agent in-store or contact Geek Squad online support for expert advice and get the most out of your Geek Squad shows. Favorite TVs.