Categories: TV

Headphones for TVs

Anyone who has to turn up their television loud enough to understand every word could easily disturb others: the partner, roommate or neighbor, for example. If this is the case, it is worth buying a TV headphone. This type of headphone is usually characterized by the fact that it offers the best possible speech intelligibility.

In general, you should pay attention to the following important criteria before buying:

1. What connectivity does my TV offer?
Actually, all, even older models, offer a so-called mini-jack or RCA output. The mini jack is often a small picture of a headphone to see. Then you can connect the headset directly or the transmitter, if you have a wireless headset. Be sure to mute the TV’s internal speakers when you plug in the headphones.

2. Which design is perfect for me?
Wired headphones are generally cheaper because they do not need to have expensive wireless transmission tech built in it. However, sometimes the cable can be far too short, which limits the freedom of movement. Wireless headphones work via radio waves or Bluetooth (make sure your TV supports Bluetooth!), which allows free movement in the home.

3. How comfortable is it?
A TV headset must sit comfortably even after several hours of binge watching and it needs to be as light as possible. Do not be afraid to put several headphones in your shopping cart for an extensive testing. Hearing and wearing them in a shop near you only for five minutes is not enough!

The latest TV Headphones Reviews

Bluetooth by Maike Paeßens 11 months ago

Panasonic RP-HD305B

Fast-charging Bluetooth over-ears for gaming, TV and listening to music

Panasonic's RP-HD305B wireless over-ears support Bluetooth standard 5.0 as well as high-quality audio codecs. Thanks to aptX LL, they are also equipped for computer games and low-latency television. Additional sonic flexibility for these comfortable to wear and universally tuned headphones is provided by two optional...


Bluetooth by Pete Schloßnagel 2 years ago

Creative SXFI Air

Bluetooth / USB Over-Ears with Holographic Sound

Imagine slipping on your headphones and enjoying sound as if it were coming from a high-end multi-speaker system in the recording studio, or as how it was recorded originally. Imagine being able to immerse yourself into audio with staggering levels of depth that showcases all...


Hi-Fi by Carsten Kaiser 2 years ago

Sennheiser HD 569

Brilliant Sound Enjoyment without External Interference

Does the Sennheiser HD 569 provide the advantages of closed over-ear headphones for home cinema, hi-fi enjoyment and PC games? We'll check it out!


Editor's recommendations: TV Headphones

If you’re looking for Bluetooth headphones with a wide range of uses that sound good, are comfortable to wear and have a long-lasting battery, you might find what you’re looking for in the RP-HD305B from Panasonic. In particular, both the bass booster and the voice amplification represent useful added value: with a push of a button you can add a punchy, bass-emphasized sound and audiobooks or movies benefit from increased speech intelligibility. As an alternative to a wireless connection, these all-rounder’s also cut a fine figure when wired up to a hi-fi system.

Maike Paeßens
Maike Paeßens 10. January 2020

The Sennheiser HD 569 are closed headphones that score with brilliant, loud sound, make a chic, ergonomic appearance and, last but not least, also have call acceptance and speech function for smartphones. The workmanship, wearing comfort and handling of the HD 569 are also good. The dominant heights of these headphones offer many advantages, ranging from depth to stereo impression, giving the playback signal a strong three-dimensionality. Only resonances in the bass range cloud the overall positive sound impression. All in all, the Sennheiser HD 569 are a good choice, especially for those who are looking for all-round headphones that deliver a brilliant sound with differentiated mid-range and treble, both in front of the TV and on the PC/console, as well as on the road.

Carsten Kaiser
Carsten Kaiser 27. February 2019

The features and sound performance of the Sony MDR-RF895RK fits the bill when you compare these to the asking price of approximately 75 euros. If you find yourself leaning toward this model, you should definitely ask yourself whether or not you find it comfortable to wear, because depending on the width and size of the head, wearing comfort can vary wildly.

Mark Ziebarth 19. April 2018
Sony MDR-RF895RK