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 Pete Schloßnagel 3 weeks ago

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal

Premium Gaming Headset with ANC, Transparency Mode and Dolby Atmos

After Bang & Olufsen announced a partnership with Microsoft in mid-2020 and specifically mentioned the US software giant's Xbox gaming console, it was only a matter of time before we got the chance to wear a pair of gaming headphones from the Danish hi-fi specialist...

4.3

Bluetooth by Pete Schloßnagel 5 months ago

Sennheiser BT T100

Bluetooth audio transmitter for connection to TVs, stereo systems and PCs

Connecting Bluetooth headphones to your TV or home stereo system can sound easier than it actually is. Especially when it comes to synchronicity between picture and sound, it becomes apparent that classic wired headphones still can't be topped. Sennheiser wants to change that for good...

4.3

Bluetooth by Maike Paeßens 1 year 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...

4.1

Editor's recommendations: TV Headphones

With the Beoplay Portal, Bang & Olufsen has brought a remarkable pair of headphones onto the market. For they understand like no other manufacturer how to combine features such as “hi-fi”, “travel” and “gaming” into such a stylish concept. This is complemented by a choice of materials and manufacturing quality that leaves nothing to be desired. Bang & Olufsen have succeeded in this multi-platform approach – no question about it, and that merits sincere compliments. Nevertheless, they also have to face criticism: For example, the “headphones – app” was often awkward, the noise-cancelling could have been more effective for our taste and if you like to travel, there was simply no adequate transport protection.

Pete Schloßnagel
Pete Schloßnagel 22. April 2021
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal

The Sennheiser BT T100 is just the right solution for anyone who wants to use headphones primarily to watch lip-synced TV content. However, the codec-side support of the headphones is at least as important and should be clarified before buying the audio transmitter. In addition, the BT T100 can also be used to upgrade home systems and PCs with high-quality codecs and make them virtually wireless.

Pete Schloßnagel
Pete Schloßnagel 2. December 2020
Sennheiser BT T100

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