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Use one of these methods to connect headphones to your TV and enjoy listening at full volume without disturbing others.
So you want to watch television at night without disturbing others trying to sleep. Or maybe you prefer to block out the noise of your surroundings — like that annoying dog next door who won’t stop barking — while catching up on The Flash.
Connecting wireless headphones to your television doesn’t have to be difficult, and there are several ways you can pull it off, regardless of what TV you have.
Dedicated wireless headphones
If you’re like most people, your TV doesn’t have built-in Bluetooth. But the workaround for connecting wireless headphones is so simple and cheap, it’s not a huge problem.
One of the most straightforward ways to use wireless headphones with your TV is to purchase dedicated wireless headphones. These typically come with a base station that plugs into the television via a 3.5mm analog jack or optical and works over radio frequency instead of Bluetooth, which comes with one main advantage: range. Bluetooth headphones are typically limited to 30 feet, give or take. RF headphones often have a far superior range — closer to 300 feet when unobstructed.
There is a catch, however. If you do not have another audio device connected to your television through that jack, such as a soundbar, you’ll have to swap it for the headphones when you want to go wireless.
But if your sound bar is connected through either optical or digital outputs, you can leave the wireless headphones connected without interfering with normal audio playback.
You can find wireless headphones for your television for anywhere from $20 to upwards of $300 and the audio quality will vary substantially.
A dedicated set of headphones for your TV might have its advantages, but if you already have a nice pair of headphones you’d prefer to use, you might be able to make it work with things you already own or for even less.
If your headphones are Bluetooth, all you need is a Bluetooth transmitter. Transmitters can be found online or at your local electronics retailers for as little as $15.
It takes the 3.5mm or RCA output from your television and transmits it as a Bluetooth signal. You will need a power source — usually USB — which you might be able to tap from the USB port on the television or plug into a power strip around your entertainment system. Once you pair the transmitter with your Bluetooth headphones, the setup is complete and you can begin watching shows or movies with the audio streaming through your favorite headphones.
Using a Bluetooth transmitter will leave you with the same issue as a pair of dedicated wireless headphones, though. If you’re not using another 3.5mm output device, like a sound bar, you may have to disconnect the Bluetooth transmitter from the 3.5mm or RCA jacks to restore volume to the television’s internal speakers.
Some set-top boxes — such as Roku, Apple TV, and Android TV boxes — allow you to connect headphones and listen to your movies and TV shows in private. This is often one of the most hassle-free ways to connect headphones to your television.
Support for Bluetooth audio devices on Android TV boxes is hit or miss. Some support Bluetooth, but only for use with a keyboard and mouse. Others, do support Bluetooth headphones, and you pair them just as you would with any other Android device. Put the headphones into pairing mode, go to Settings > Bluetooth, and select the headphones when they appear.
The Nvidia Shield Controller also has a headphone jack built-in, so you can use wired headphones with the controller if you don’t have Bluetooth headphones on hand.
What If the TV Doesn’t Have Bluetooth Capabilities
If your TV does not include built-in Bluetooth capabilities, however, you will need to invest in a Bluetooth audio transmitter like the TROND Bluetooth V5.0 Transmitter Receiver (on Amazon) instead. Most adaptors are rechargeable, battery-powered devices that connect to your TV’s 3.5mm analog jack or optical port, or they’ll take power from a USB port.
If your TV is older, you may not have these ports. You will need to invest in conversion cables that allow you to connect to RCA jacks instead. As with built-in Bluetooth features, you will need to place your headphones into pairing mode for your audio transmitter to detect it.
Pros of Bluetooth Headphones
- Bluetooth audio transmitters are available at a range of prices. Some models are cheaper than dedicated wireless headphones, which means this may be a more affordable option for some.
- Investing in a Bluetooth audio transmitter means you can keep using your favorite headphones even with your TV.
Cons of Bluetooth Headphones
- Bluetooth headphones tend to be rather limited when it comes to connectivity distances. In fact, most are limited to 30 feet, if that.
- Audio latency can be an issue depending on the quality of the Bluetooth audio transmitter you have purchased. Cheaper models tend to suffer the most, so investing in quality (and often more expensive) transmitters is essential.
Certain media streaming devices do include Bluetooth features. These include devices such as the most popular streaming sticks, as well as game consoles.