Do you love watching movies and shows on your big screen TV, but constantly need to keep the volume down to avoid disturbing your neighbours?
Forget compromise! By getting a pair of wireless headphones for your TV, you can get the audio-visual experience you deserve without bothering anyone. However, not every headset delivers optimal sound from a TV set.
Our electronics specialists put together this short buyer’s guide with relevant information and a comparison of the best wireless headphones for TV to help you choose the best pair for your TV or home theatre.
What to consider when choosing wireless headphones for TV
The most important factors to consider when buying wireless TV headphones are sound quality, latency, range, battery life, comfort, and the different connection options compatible with your TV or home theatre.
The sound quality of TV headphones has a definite impact on the way you perceive what is happening on the screen.
The best wireless headphones for TV not only reproduce bass and highs with precision and clarity, but will also help you hear dialogue better.
Latency is the delay between the time the sound was played on the TV and the time it was received by the headphones. Even a minimal delay can be very disturbing to the viewer.
Latency is usually caused by poor connection between the receiver (headphones) and the transmitter (base station, TV, AV receiver, etc.). This may be due to environment factors, such as interference from other electronic devices.
The audio codec used by the headphones as well as the overall headset quality can also have an impact on picture and sound lags.
Depending on your TV positioning, the transmission range of your wireless headphones can be a crucial factor.
Wireless Bluetooth headphones have a much shorter range than wireless radio frequency (RF) headphones. In any case, no matter what type of wireless headphones you choose, the sound quality will only be optimal if you stay within the audio signal range.
As with all wireless electronic devices, the battery life of a TV headset is a feature that needs to be considered.
Wireless headphones for TV should provide you with a high level of comfort. This is essential if you want to use them for several hours at a time without discomfort.
The headphones should fit the shape of your head perfectly without being too tight and have soft ear cushions that won't make you sweat.
The latest TV models can have several types of audio outputs (RCA, optical, 3.5 mm). Your headphones will obviously need to be compatible with one of these output formats.
Wireless headphones for TVs that work with a transmitter with multiple audio input jacks are often the easiest to set up.
The best wireless headphones for TV
Now that you know which features to pay close attention to when choosing wireless TV headphones, you are ready to choose from the different models available on the market.
That said, the headphones that perform best at all these levels are those that rely on radio frequency transmission of the audio signal. For example, this technology is used in many Sennheiser wireless TV headphones.
In fact, our list of the best wireless headphones for TV includes 3 Sennheiser products with a radio-frequency transmitter base. However, these models offer different features and performance.
The best wireless headphones for TV for under $200: the Sennheiser RS-135
If you are not really looking for new experiences but rather for a reliable pair of wireless headphones that can provide clear sound, then the Sennheiser RS-135 is a good choice.
Their transmitter base equipped with Sennheiser wireless technology offers high transmission quality up to 100 m away using FM waves.This transmitter is also a charging base for the headphones, which can be used for up to 20 hours of listening time.
These headphones are compatible with TVs and electronic devices that have RCA outputs (red and white output) and/or 1/8" and 1/4" headphone jacks.
- 100 m range
- Excellent bass reproduction
- Easy charging
- Great battery life
- No sound adjustment possible
- No optical outlet
The best wireless headphones for TV under $400: the Sennheiser RS-175
The Sennheiser RS-175 wireless TV headphones take home entertainment to the next level with its various convenient features in a relatively compact, ergonomic design.
The Bass Boost mode boosts bass response, while the two virtual surround sound modes provide extremely lively and immersive stereo sound. The innovative digital wireless technology used by these wireless headphones provides clear, accurate, and delay-free signal transmission for up to 100 meters (330 feet), even when changing rooms.
The RS-175 headset is also user-friendly. The main controls are located on the headphones, so you do not have to get up from your seat to turn the volume up or down. The ear cushions on these headphones are also very comfortable.
Finally, the RF base that is also used to charge the headphones is quite elegant despite its size.
- Excellent sound rendering for TV and music
- No latency
- Analog and digital (optical) audio ports
- Ability to control the bass level
- Convenient helmet-mounted controls
- 18 hours of listening time
- The transmitter base and headphones are quite bulky
The best wireless headphones for TV under $600: the Sennheiser RS-195
The Sennheiser RS-195 headset may be THE best wireless headphones for TV! Whether you are watching TV or listening to your Hi-Fi system, the RS-195 will reproduce the most subtle yet detailed musical tones, while giving you power that will make you feel the bass and explosions like never before.
Do you have hearing difficulties? No problem, the RS-195 digital wireless headphones take into account your level of hearing sensitivity to provide you with personalized sound and an enhanced listening experience. With the RS-195’s intuitive tuning system, you can choose from a variety of listening modes, including one that promotes dialogue understanding by suppressing ambient noise.
Its base provides clear, crisp signal transmission, even as you move from room to room. You can also charge the headphones and control the left/right balance of the sound.
- Sound quality that will satisfy audiophiles
- No latency
- Easily adapts to all audio sources
- Multiple settings and modes for 100% personalized listening
- Multiple controls placed directly on the headphones
- 18 hours of listening time
- Perfect headphones for people with hearing problems
- Large headset and base
Why not test different wireless headphones for TV before your purchase?
While you can trust the advice and opinions shared in this article by our Fillion experts, you should visit us in store before purchasing your TV headphones. We’ll talk with you to identify your needs and offer you products that are perfectly suited to you.
For example, if your TV has the latest Bluetooth technology,Bluetooth headphones offer good performance and can be used with multiple devices.
So be sure to come and see us!