Best Wireless Headphones for TV

Review & Comparison, Last Update December 2, 2018
Headphones have always topped the list of the devices, which have to be wireless. Modern technology has made our dream come true and that's why here's our best wireless headphones for TV review! ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2018
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
TYPE
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
EFFECTIVE RANGE
BATTERY LIFE
ADDITIONALLY
WARRANTY
 
PROS

The Bass Boost and the Surround Sound listening modes will provide some extra low-frequency power and improved soundstage that enhances the overall TV listening experience. The 328-feet effective range won't limit your options. 

CONS

The battery life isn't particularly impressive. 

OUR VERDICT

These headphones for TV from Sennheiser will prove to be a perfect addition to your home entertainment system. The outstanding sound quality and the ergonomically sound design should be enough to satisfy even the most demanding audiophiles.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Circumaural headphones

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

17 Hz - 22 kHz

EFFECTIVE RANGE

Up to 328 feet

BATTERY LIFE

Up to 18 hours

ADDITIONALLY

2 listening modes (Bass Boost and Surround Sound), Digital control both on the transmitter and headphones, Multi-receiver transmission (up to 2 pairs of headphones simultaneously)

WARRANTY

2 years

PROS
This model has the automatic adjustment function, so you don't have to bother with finding the optimal input signal. The noise reduction system significantly reduces the external noise.
CONS
A bit bulky design.
OUR VERDICT
If you want the top quality and comfort, this is the best option for you. Brilliant specifications and design will make you feel every tune of your favorite music.
detailed parameters
TYPE
Circumaural headphones
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
10 Hz - 22 kHz
EFFECTIVE RANGE

Up to 150 feet

BATTERY LIFE
Up to 25 hours
ADDITIONALLY

Fast charging: 3.5 hours, Volume control on the earpiece, Auto mute if the signal is too weak, Noise reduction technology

WARRANTY
1-year limited warranty
PROS
Multifunctional transmitter with fast charge feature and additional surface mounting. 3 radio frequency presets to avoid noise.
CONS
Radio frequency switch is located way too close to the volume control switch.
OUR VERDICT
An impressive effective range will allow you to use these headphones anywhere in your house despite stout walls. Enjoy your favorite music everywhere!
detailed parameters
TYPE
Circumaural headphones
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
22 Hz - 19.5 kHz
EFFECTIVE RANGE

Up to 300 feet

BATTERY LIFE
Up to 20 hours
ADDITIONALLY

Earpiece volume control, Sleep mode, Can be connected with additional compatible headphones for multiple users

WARRANTY
2-year limited warranty
PROS

The 2.4GHz RF transmitter ensures far better penetrability, lower distortion, and a much steadier signal transmission. Thanks to this device, you will be able to walk around the house while listening to music without the usual skips and interruptions.

CONS

The design makes it a bit difficult to put headphones on the charger.

OUR VERDICT

The ARTISTE 2018TVH03 is one of the more well-balanced products. The headset is great for watching TV at night. The price is right. Plus, the headphones are perfectly compatible laptops, iPads, tablets, desktop computers, and just about any device out there.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Circumaural headphones

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

25 Hz - 20 kHz

EFFECTIVE RANGE

Up to 100 feet

BATTERY LIFE

Up to 20 hours

ADDITIONALLY

Adjustable volume on the headphones, Multi-receiver transmission (multiple headphones simultaneously)

WARRANTY

2 years

PROS

The battery lasts for 40 hours and it takes no more than 3 hours for it to fully recharge. The transmitter requires no pairing and the headphones will automatically reconnect to it the moment you turn it on. The 40 ms latency ensures virtually zero lip-sync delay. 

CONS

The effective range diminishes if there're any obstacles in the way.

OUR VERDICT

There's a lot to like about the Avantree HT3189. The response time is great. The Bluetooth transmitter is a lot more compact and convenient than your usual deal. The battery life is remarkable and the headphones themselves are quite comfortable.

detailed parameters
TYPE

Circumaural headphones

FREQUENCY RESPONSE

20 Hz -20 kHz

EFFECTIVE RANGE

Up to 100 feet

BATTERY LIFE

Up to 40 hours

ADDITIONALLY

Adjustable volume on the headphones, Multi-receiver transmission (up to 2 pairs of headphones simultaneously)

WARRANTY

2 years

Sennheiser RS 175

Improved Listening Experience

Some people refer to the Sennheiser company as the king of headphones. And while we're not necessarily willing to go there, we can certainly see their point. There are other companies out there that can duplicate their level of quality and others that occupy the same price segment. But very few will give you the same quality for the same price as Sennheiser.

Now, we're not saying that Sennheiser RS 175 are cheap. But we'd say that the price is right given what you get in return. What we have here is a pair of wireless headphones. But unlike most cordless headphones, the sound quality here could rival even some of the more expensive wired headphones.

We particularly liked the addition of Bass Boost and the Surround Sound listening modes. These modes provide some extra low-frequency power and improved soundstage that enhances the overall TV listening experience.

Review of Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone System

Ergonomically Sound

In terms of design, the model in question is the closed-back, around-ear type of headphones. They're as comfortable as the next closed headphones to wear. And, as it usually is the case, the product is exceptionally good at reducing ambient noise. This way, you will be able to disregard the environment, be it noisy neighbors or your roommate playing Call of Duty in the next room, and immerse yourself in the entertainment.

Having said all of that, we would say that the best part about this device is its effective range. Capable of extending up to 328 feet, the model puts the "wireless" into the "wireless headphones". Some might say that this sort of range is unnecessary. But we would retort that argument by saying that there's no such thing as too high of a signal range and you could always find some use for it. 

Among other things, this range makes the device perfect not just for watching TV in bed but also roaming around the house without losing the audio signal.

Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone System in the use

Convenient Control Panel

Of course, these headphones for TV aren't without their flaws. If we had to point out one, that would have to be the 18-hour battery life. It's not that much of a difference compared to your standard ~20 hours of battery life but we expected a bit more from Sennheiser.

By the way, the aforementioned listening modes, along with the ability to add or subtract volume, can be accessed via the convenient control panel located on one of the ears. As per usual, the model comes with a transmitter that acts both as a charging and docking station. And, to no one's surprise, this is a multi-receiver transmitter, meaning that it will allow you to connect 2 pairs of headphones at the same time.

All in all, these headphones for TV from Sennheiser will prove to be a perfect addition to your home entertainment system. The outstanding sound quality and the ergonomically sound design should be enough to satisfy even the most demanding audiophiles.

Detailed review of Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone System

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What customers say about this product

Size & Weight

Very comfortable for their size and soft ear pads allow you to wear them comfortably for hours.

Features

A quick check of the range shows I can go anywhere in my average size home without losing the signal. (I didn't try going outside).

Power

The battery life was never an issue and I loved the charging station.
 

Sony MDR-RF985RK

Enjoy the Sound

Choosing the optimal activities for leisure is a very personal process. All these activities usually serve to relax and forget about work. Some people enjoy watching TV-shows and movies, listening to music or playing computer games. But you need a sound output device, don't you? Of course, you can use the TV's speakers, but in some situations, it will distract the people around you. Wireless headphones have been designed for this very purpose. Just connect them to the transmitter and enjoy the sound without inconveniencing those present.

Sony Long Range has all the specifications needed to create hi-end sounding, which will immerse you in the relaxing atmosphere. A wide frequency spectrum of these headphones will give you a possibility to hear all the tunes and sounds in maximum quality. You won't even have to adjust this model. Couple the FM transmitter with your TV and the headphones will find the optimal radio frequency themselves. Of course, this doesn't mean that you will not be able to configure this frequency manually if you are not satisfied with the results. The transmitter also serves as a rack for the headphones, which makes these devices easy to recharge.

If you are willing to get the amazingly wonderful user experience, Sony Long Range is your best option!

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25 Hours on a Single Charge

Unlike other types of headphones, all wireless ones have one problem: battery life. But do not think that this will negate all the advantages they can offer. You'll get an audio device which is not bounded to the cable length, and this is the key advantage! Isn't it worth using? Your smartphone also has a battery but you don't give it up. Besides, the battery of these headphones lasts up to 25 hours, which is significantly longer than many mobile devices can offer. Sony Long Range will definitely not go dead in the middle of the movie!

Sony MDR-RF985RK Noise Reduction Wireless Dynamic Stereo Headphones in the use

More Products to Consider

The ear pads are rather important components of the headphones. That's why it is always better to have a pair of these on standby.

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What customers say about this product

Size & Weight

These are on the large size. But they fit me real good.

Features

They work great and have a long range and I love the easy charging cradle.

Power

Battery life is remarkable. I guess the big battery that it gives it long life between charges is also what makes it so heavy.
 

Sennheiser RS120

Following Traditions

Sennheiser has always been famous for the sound output and input devices like headphones, speakers, and microphones. Many years of creating great headphones have lead to the deeper understanding of the production details, and that makes their headphones exceptionally high-quality. Sennheiser headphones have a reputation for mellow tone with deep bass and Sennheiser RS120 is no exception.

These full-fledged TV headphones have the operation concept different from the ordinary wireless headphones. The user sets the radio frequency on the FM transmitter and the headphones catch it. This method allows using more than one pair of headphones for a single input device, which is really comfortable for home use. The formidable effective range is also worth mentioning. It would be enough to keep the signal stable even in a great mansion with quite thick walls.

Review of Sennheiser RS120 On-Ear Wireless RF Headphones with Charging Dock

Interestingly

Sennheiser company was created in 1945 by an engineer fond of inventing new audio gadgets. The products made by the company has become the gold quality standard. Sennheiser was the first company to produce open headphones which shook the world and were a great success. Try Sennheiser headphones at least once and you'll become their dedicated fan for many years!

Sennheiser RS120 On-Ear Wireless RF Headphones with Charging Dock in the use

Best for Home Use

RS120 will satisfy even the most exacting customer. The effective range of these headphones is rather big, so you will be able to use them everywhere you want without any quality losses. Their main advantage over the infrared headphones is that these headphones don't need clear space between the transmitter and the receiver. By the way, the FM transmitter supports multiple output connections. You can buy several headphones and set the radio frequency so they would all receive the same signal. This is an excellent option if several people need to use headphones or if you have children and do not want to be disturbed by the sound of TV while they are playing video games.

Detailed review of Sennheiser RS120 On-Ear Wireless RF Headphones with Charging Dock

More Products to Consider

Although TV headphones are usually wireless, their range is limited. What if you want to listen to the music on your morning run? Well, Bluetooth headphones do not fall out while you are running so they are perfect for sporting activities.

Sennheiser RS120 On-Ear Wireless RF Headphones with Charging Dock application

Additional Info

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What customers say about this product

Size & Weight

These headphones are padded perfectly, easily adjustable to your head size and are like soft pillows.

Features

With respect to audio reproduction this unit does have an impressive range of frequencies.

Power

The battery life and sound has just been far superior to other headsets I've tried.
 

ARTISTE 2018TVH03

Capable Transmitter

The ARTISTE 2018TVH03 occupies a particularly comfortable spot in the budget segment of the headphones market. They don't cost much and that is always a plus. But they're also devoid of the majority of downsides that often entail these budget devices.

We would say that the best part of this TV headset is not actually the headphones themselves but the transmitter that comes with them. To be a bit more precise, a particularly impressive 2.4GHz RF transmitter.

A device like that provides far better penetrability, lower distortion, and a much steadier signal transmission. Thanks to this part of the package, you will be able to walk around the house while listening to music without the usual skips and interruptions. And, with the 100-feet effective range of the transmitter, you won't be limited to the confinements of a single room.

Review of ARTISTE 2018TVH03 Wireless TV Headphones Over Ear Headsets

Crisp Treble Performance

As far as sound quality goes, the model is actually no slouch either. Considering the frequency response of 25 Hz - 20 kHz, you'll be able to enjoy a high fidelity stereo sound without any particular compromises.

Now, we can't say that the sound quality will leave you ecstatic as there are limits to what you can get for that kind of price. But the sound will be clear. They'll also add some extra bass and a crisp treble performance without any major distortions.

As you can see on the picture, the headset is what people in the industry refer to as closed-back, around-ear headphones. They're great for watching TV at night since they minimize sound leakage and reduce the ambient noise. Plus, the adjustable soft-padded headband makes them a bit more versatile and comfortable than your average pair of headphones for TV.

ARTISTE 2018TVH03 Wireless TV Headphones Over Ear Headsets in the use

Connect a Multitude of Headphones

As you could've inferred from the tone, the headphones have left quite a positive impression on us. And, in general, we could say the same about the transmitter. But we do have one quarrel with the latter and it is the device's design.

The fact that it looks a bit weird is one thing. But it is also quite a bit less convenient than your typical vertical docking station. It's not much but it can be difficult to put the headphones on the charger from time to time.

That said, the transmitter will allow you to connect multiple pairs of headphones, making it a great choice for some of the more gadget-crazy families.

All things considered, we would say that the ARTISTE 2018TVH03 is one of the more well-balanced products. The headset is great for watching TV at night. The price is right. And, on top of that, these headphones are perfectly compatible with laptops, iPads, tablets, desktop computers, and just about any device out there.

Detailed review of ARTISTE 2018TVH03 Wireless TV Headphones Over Ear Headsets

 

Avantree HT3189

A Better Transmitter

The Avantree HT3189 presents a slightly different take on the usual wireless headphones for TV design. Most of these headsets come with a cumbersome transmitter that acts both as a charging and a docking station.

Now, this model does include a Bluetooth transmitter too. But instead of a huge docking station that takes up a lot of space, the manufacturers have designed a small circular device.

And we must say that we like it a lot more than the usual deal. Aside from the compact design, the transmitter comes equipped with a simple ON/OFF switch.

You just need to plug it in and the headphones will automatically reconnect with the transmitter, so you won't have to bother pairing the two for the nth time.

On top of that, the transmitter features 3.5mm AUX, RCA, and PC USB Digital Audio interfaces, making it compatible with a whole array of different devices.

Review of Avantree HT3189 Wireless Headphones for TV Watching & PC Gaming with Bluetooth Transmitter

Zero Lip-Sync Delay

Of course, we're not saying that the transmitter doesn't have its downsides. The biggest issue we have with it is that the otherwise impressive 100-feet effective range of the signal significantly diminishes even with some of the smaller objects in its way.

Naturally, that's a problem that plagues wireless connections in general, but there are quite a few transmitters out there that deal with this issue better than this one.

But, as a tandem, the headphones and the transmitter work great. What we liked most is probably the 40 ms audio response time. With it, you will be able to enjoy virtually zero lip-sync delay. And, just like most transmitters, this one will allow you to connect a second pair of headphones. Just plug them in and enjoy a nice movie session with your significant other without any outside distractions.

Avantree HT3189 Wireless Headphones for TV Watching & PC Gaming with Bluetooth Transmitter in the use

40 Hours of Battery Life

As far as the headphones themselves are concerned, there isn't much here that we can say about audio quality. It is neither exceedingly impressive nor something you'd want to complain about. The sound is clear and sharp but it probably won't leave you in tears.

The headband is easily adjustable, so you'll be able to make a comfortable, customized fit. The earpads are also quite comfortable, which is important if you're planning on using the headphones for prolonged periods of time. There's a small control panel on one of the ears that you can use to adjust the volume.

And before we wrap this thing up, we would like to mention the second best thing about these headphones for TV - the battery life. Where most wireless headphones won't give you more than 20 hours on a single charge, these will last for up to 40 hours. And despite the ridiculous battery life, it takes no more than 3 hours for the device to fully recharge.

In short, there's a lot to like about the Avantree HT3189. The response time is great. The Bluetooth transmitter is a lot more compact and convenient than your usual deal. The battery life is remarkable and the headphones themselves are quite comfortable.

Detailed review of Avantree HT3189 Wireless Headphones for TV Watching & PC Gaming with Bluetooth Transmitter

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What Are Headphones for TV?

Wireless headphones for TV are the device to transmit the sound from your TV directly to your ears without any cables. Watching your favorite TV-shows and movies has never been so comfortable! The quality of sound these headphones offer is equal to the cabled ones, so if you don't have a special stereo receiver, the sound in the headphones will be even better than the TV speaker can offer! Wireless transmitter provides excellent effective range without creating clutter for other devices. The signal easily penetrates thick walls without quality losses.

A perfect image is also very important. In order to get better user experience we suggest you pay attention to our best 3D TV and smart TVs review. Or maybe you want to maximize your impressions and dive into the movie with help of the home theater projector? Either way, high-quality headphones will make a huge difference!

What Features to Compare

Specifications

The TV headphones are no different from the ordinary headphones when it comes to the specs. The frequency response is still the key element which defines the sound quality. The wider this range is the better and deeper sound you'll get. It's that simple. The common spec for frequency range is 20 Hz - 20 kHz. You won't be shocked by the sounding of such headphones, but it won't astonish you as well. If you want to get extremely cool bass sound, try looking for the device with a lower first number in the frequency response.

Battery Life

Wireless headphones run on battery power, so it is rather important to check their battery life. Common accumulator batteries run from 10 to 30 hours, and this is quite a wide range. The wireless transmitter can also run on batteries, but its operation time is always longer than the headphones have. Some models offer an opportunity to connect headphones to the USB connector and charge it while using. This option allows using the headphones regardless of the batteries.

Additional Functions

The TV headphones serve to provide comfort while you are watching movies or listening to the music. This is why various additional features and options are rather important for this type of headphones. Special control buttons on the earpieces, radio frequency presets, smart mute, effective range and other useful options should be considered on the same basis as specifications and battery life.

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