Having wireless headphones when watching TV is something that is a nice option for many reasons.
Using a headset during a late night TV binge session, or simply not to bother someone else in the same proximity to you is a nice thing to have.
Many use wired headsets since they are cheap and work well. The problem with a wired set is being tied to your TV at close range.
Wireless units are a much better solution since you can move about and hear the TV at a distance, and not be tethered to the TV.
In full disclosure some of these units have been sent to us from companies to review which we have done with our own honest opinion and results.
As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon, here, or elsewhere to be sure a set is the right pick for you.
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Our Picks Best Wireless Headphones for TV Watching
- Avantree HT3189
- ARTISTE ADH300
- ARCHEER AH07
- Sennheiser RS 175
- Jelly Comb YP-012
Avantree makes this kit that includes a transmitter and headphones.
This is good for a TV with no Bluetooth or no Bluetooth adapter available.
The transmitter is plugged into one of a TVs audio output ports which transmits sound the the headphones.
The transmitter can plug into most any audio output port including 3.5mm AUX, Optical, and RCA.
The headphones pick up the signal wireless and play sound.
It is an easy all-in-one kit that comes with everything needed to start listening to a TVs sound over headphones.
ARTISTE makes this good headset that comes with a 2.4Ghz wireless transmitter.
It has a rated range of 100 feet which is much farther compared to most 33 feet most Bluetooth units have.
A charging cradle is included that charges the built-in battery.
The battery is rated to last 20 hours on a full charge which is very good for a headset.
The 2.4Ghz transmitter connects to RCA audio out (Red/White ports) or 3.5mm audio out jack.
Once the transmitter is plugged in sound automatically starts playing over the headphones with no need for Pairing.
The ARCHEER AH07 is a nice Bluetooth head set that works with most any Bluetooth devices including TVs.
They are a nice comfortable set with built-in Bluetooth 4.1.
The unit does not come with a Bluetooth adapter so if your TV has no built-in Bluetooth an adapter will be needed.
The AH07 is a good mid-range unit that works well and wont break the bank.
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Sennheiser makes many nice headsets including this unit the RS 175.
The RS 175 uses RF to transmit so the sound travels well even through walls.
The unit uses a base station which is also the battery charger. The battery is rated to last for 18 hours.
The base station connects to the audio port on a TV using either digital optical or an analog 3.5mm jack.
The set has volume controls on the side with Bass and Surround options to adjust the sound to your liking. Switching between surround sound and standard stereo mode is easy to do.
The Sennheiser RS 175 is a very nice set that is comfortable on the ears and good sound with no lag.
If your looking for a budget set the Jelly Comb YP-012 is worth a look and is a good low-cost option.
It has a base station that connects to a TV via a RCA or 3.5mm audio jack and transmits to the headset.
The unit has a built-in 3.7V lithium battery which is rated for 10 hours of use after a full charge.
If you plan on using the headphones a lot another option will likely be better. This is a basic low-end model that while not the best would be a good fit in certain scenarios.
There are no doubt many good wireless headsets to watch TV with those above simply our opinion on good units.
The main thing to look for when looking for any headset is no delay as watching TV will be unbearable if there is a delay.
FM transmitters work much better in transmitting sound wireless when it comes to distance and no delays.
For example, Gyms sometimes use FM transmitters plugged into the sound port on the a TV, which members can pick up with their phones or ear buds as to not bother other members who don’t want to listen to the sound.
What works for one person may not work for another so always be sure to read other reviews to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.