Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Watching TV using a regular speaker or any other open sound system is far from always appropriate (it's late, children are sleeping, just someone doesn't like loud sound, an elderly person has a hard time hearing, etc.). To solve this issue, a wide variety of headphones have long been invented and widely used. They come with both wired and wireless connections.
Wireless connections are made via infrared, radio, or via a paired device Bluetooth on the TV. Most often, such headphones are relatively inexpensive, easy to connect, 'remember' already used devices, have a sufficient range of active action, and generally do not create problems for the owner, regardless of his level of technical training.
It is to such devices – the best headphones of various brands for working in tandem with a TV that today's rating-review of a team of specialists is devoted to.
- Rating of the best headphones for TV
- Best wired TV headphones
- JBL T450
- Sony MDR-XB950AP
- Pioneer SE-MS5T
- Better Bluetooth TV headphones
- Audi o-Technica ATH-S200BT
- Edifier W855BT
- JBL Under Armor Sport Wireless Train
- The best TV headphones with IR connectivity
- Sennheiser HDI 830
- AVEL AVS002HP
- Ergo ER-901
- The best headphones for TV with radio connection
- Sennheiser RS 165
- Sony MDR-RF811RK
- Sennheiser RS 120 II
Rating of the best headphones for TV
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Best wired TV headphones||1||JBL T450||RUB 950|
|2||Sony MDR-XB950AP||RUB 4,445|
|3||Pioneer SE-MS5T||RUB 3,699|
|Better Bluetooth TV headphones||1||Audi o-Technica ATH-S200BT||RUB 3,570|
|2||Edifier W855BT||RUB 4,836|
|3||JBL Under Armor Sport Wireless Train||RUB 14 956|
|The best TV headphones with IR connectivity||1||Sennheiser HDI 830||RUB 11 399|
|2||AVEL AVS002HP||RUB 1 988|
|3||Ergo ER-901||RUB 1,800|
|The best headphones for TV with radio connection||1||Sennheiser RS 165||RUB 7 588|
|2||Sony MDR-RF811RK||RUB 3,840|
|3||Sennheiser RS 120 II||RUB 4,790|
Best wired TV headphones
In this nomination, we will consider headphones with the simplest and most obvious type of connection – by wire. The general desire of recent years to minimize wires wherever possible makes quite clear sense. But wired headphones have their own advantages nonetheless. Firstly, radio hovering and other signal distortions, which ultimately can affect the sound quality, are practically excluded here. Secondly, the TV itself may simply not have a wireless module, and otherwise you cannot connect headphones to it. Thirdly, many people are banally more accustomed and more reliable to work with a wired device that just needs to be plugged into the appropriate socket – this is especially important for the elderly.
Let's start with the most inexpensive, but more than workable option that will suit many potential users. This model has one of the best user feedback on Yandex.Market, and it deserves it.
These are full-size, on-ear, closed-back headphones, so soundproofing is in order here. The ear cushions fit snugly to the places where they should fit and do not create discomfort for the owner. Available in three color options, for whom it matters – black, white and blue.
Membranes with a diameter of 32 mm are capable of reproducing sound vibrations with a frequency of 20 to 20 thousand Hertz. Impedance 32 ohms. The headphones are quite massive – they weigh 320 g. With such dimensions and form factor, it is obvious that the headphones are dynamic, that is, they directly use sound emitters-speakers, as in stationary speakers, only compact ones.
Headphones are attached in an elementary way – with a comfortable and comfortable headband, cable connection is two-way. Connector type – mini jack 3.5 mm. The length of the standard cable is 1.2 meters, which is not enough for many users, fortunately, you can use an inexpensive extension cord that does not degrade the sound quality.
The headphone housing itself has its own microphone, and they can even be used without any problems for talking on the phone with the function of accepting a call or rejecting.
- sound transmission;
- easy connection and use.
- short standard cable.
The nomination for the rating of the best wired headphones for TV according to the version is continued by a model of a completely different class than the previous one, which, as expected, is several times more expensive. Nevertheless, these are far from top-end, and certainly not professional headphones, so anyone who has higher sound requirements on average, but without counting on super-expensive flagship models, can easily afford them.
This is also a full-size closed-back dynamic type headphones, but with slightly wider and thinner technical characteristics. They differ significantly from the previous model in weight – 245 g, but the ergonomics are similar – the headphones 'sit' comfortably, do not create discomfort, and provide decent sound insulation in both directions.
These headphones are capable of high-quality transmission of a much wider audio range than the previous model – from 3 to 28 thousand Hertz. Sensitivity – 106 dB / mW. The impedance is 40 ohms. However, with all the information content of these numbers, everything becomes clear in the very first seconds of use. The 40mm diameters are capable of reproducing much deeper and richer bass than the previous model. And in general, the sound is cleaner and better.
With the connection, everything is almost the same here. The wire connection is bilateral, the 'other side' connector is a mini jack 3.5mm. The shape of the connector is L-shaped, the connector itself is gold-plated. The headphones are also equipped with a microphone as the previous model. With the cable length, however, the developers were not impressed with anything – here it is the same 1.2 meters as in the above-described headphones.
- high quality sound;
- juicy bottoms;
- ease of connection and use;
- gold-plated connector;
- extended range of sound.
- short cable.
The nomination for the rating of the best wired headphones for TV is completed by the model, the very name of the trademark of which is synonymous with high-quality audio equipment all over the world – Pioneer. In terms of price and features, the model is comparable to the previous one. Outwardly, it is distinguished from the other two by a very expressive design. Available in three colors – brown, bright red, silver and black. In terms of weight, the headphones are comparable to both previous models – 290 g.
Like the first two models, these are dynamic type full-size headphones with their own headband attachment. An important difference lies in the type of cable fastening – here it is one-sided. The connector is the same standard 3.5 mm mini jack, gold-plated. The cable length is exactly the same as in the two previous versions – 1.2 m.
The range of reproducible frequencies here varies from 9 to 40 thousand Hertz. The sensitivity is 98 dB. Impedance 32 ohms. Membrane diameter – 40 mm.
The headphones are equipped with a microphone and devices that allow for minimal manipulations with phone calls – to answer a call, reject or end a conversation.
- famous brand;
- high quality sound;
- wide range of sound;
- deep bass;
- gold-plated connector;
- one-way connection;
- short cable.
Better Bluetooth TV headphones
The second nomination of our rating shows you a selection of the best, according to our experts, headphones, where the connection is carried out using technology Bluetooth. Obviously, the module Bluetooth must be contained not only in the headphones, but also in the TV itself, otherwise the connection simply will not occur. When selecting worthy models, our experts were also guided by considerations of expediency and an acceptable price / quality ratio. That is why the top models, costing insane tens of thousands of rubles, were not included in this and other nominations. They have a different purpose and a completely different target audience.
Audi o-Technica ATH-S200BT
The nomination was opened by full-size dynamic-type headphones of a well-known trademark Audi o-Technica. This is an inexpensive option for those who want high-quality sound with rich lows, maximum sound insulation, and at the same time save themselves from fiddling with wires.
This model uses Bluetooth – version 4.1 module. The range will be standard for Bluetooth a maximum of 10 meters, but the version of the module itself can be important in determining the compatibility of headphones and TV.
Key technical characteristics of the model are as follows: built-in microphone; the range of reproducible frequencies is from 5 to 32 thousand Hz. Sensitivity – 102 dB / mW. Impedance 32 ohms. Membrane diameter – 40 mm.
Headphones are attached with a headband, have a folding design, so that during transportation they take up a minimum of space. They weigh significantly less than any of the above-described wired options, even with additional modules and a battery – 190 g. Functional profiles A2DP, AVRCP, Hands free, Headset are supported. There is a separate volume control.
The device is powered by a lithium-ion battery. Estimated time of continuous active work – up to 40 hours. Standby time – up to 1000 hours. Full charge time – up to 3 hours. Charging is done via the supplied USB cable.
The model is produced in four colors: white, black-red, black-gray and black-blue.
- high quality sound;
- folding design;
- large membranes;
- sophisticated users' claims to 'old technology'.
As the second number in this nomination of the rating, we will consider another worthy model of headphones for a TV with connection via Bluetooth. This model is noticeably more expensive than the previous one, but it offers important functionality enhancements.
The headphones support a combination type of connection. They can be connected to the TV through the channel Bluetooth of the 4.1 standard or, if desired or not Bluetooth – the module in the transmitting device, you can also connect via a regular wire with a standard 3.5mm mini jack. When connected wirelessly, its own battery will provide autonomous operation for up to 20 hours or up to 400 hours of standby, and in this case, the wire can be simply disconnected.
This is also an on-ear headphone with a large 40mm diaphragm. The range of reproducible frequencies is from 20 to 20 thousand Hertz. The sensitivity is 98 dB and the impedance is 32 ohms. There is a built-in microphone. Supported profiles A2DP, AVRCP, Hands free, Headset, as well as the high quality AptX codec. A notable feature is the presence of an NFC module, which can also be used very useful. The radius of reliable audio signal reception is limited to 10 meters typical for the technology Bluetooth.
The design of the headphone assumes attachment with a headband. The scope of delivery includes a convenient protective case for safe transport.
- sound quality;
- two connection methods – Bluetooth and detachable cable;
- support for the AptX codec;
- NFC module;
- case-case included.
- not everyone is satisfied with the sound quality with an abundance of low frequencies.
JBL Under Armor Sport Wireless Train
The third model in the nomination of the rating of the best wireless Bluetooth – headphones for TV according to the version – is the most expensive in the collection, but also the most progressive. By the manufacturer, the headphones are positioned as 'for sports', while the form factor itself is the same as all of the above, with large overhead cups and comfortable ear pads.
It also uses a dynamic type of sound reproduction with active membranes. The frequency range is from 16 to 20 thousand Hertz. Impedance 32 ohms. The headphones themselves are quite massive – 240 g with 40 mm membranes. Fastening with a headband. A big plus is the folding type of design, which allows you to minimize the dimensions during transportation.
As with the above model, two types of connection are used here: wireless Bluetooth 4.1 and wired via a detachable cable and 3.5mm mini jack connector. The cable length is 1.2 meters. Supported profiles A2DP, AVRCP, Hands free, Headset. The capacity of its own battery is 610 mAh, which roughly corresponds to 16 hours of battery life. Full charge time – up to 2 hours. Charging is quick, so just 5 minutes of charging is enough for an entire hour of use.
Additional features of this model include a separate volume control, support for TalkThru technology (by simply pressing a button, you can mute the sound, making the surrounding sounds audible), a convenient case included.
- sound quality;
- comfortable ear pads of a special shape;
- two types of connection – Bluetooth and detachable cable;
- fast charging;
- TalkThru technology.
- no obvious complaints were recorded.
The best TV headphones with IR connectivity
Now, as part of the rating of the best headphones for TV according to the version, we will consider headphones of a different type. Here, too, a wireless connection is possible, but using a different technology – data transmission in the infrared range.
Sennheiser HDI 830
The nomination is opened by the first non-full-size headphones in today's review. This is a plug-in model – the so-called 'earplugs', which are fixed in the ears by means of a flexible arm. A convenient volume control is located at the bottom.
This is a dynamic type headphones with one driver. The reproducible frequencies are in the range from 50 to 16 thousand Hertz. The sensitivity is 125 dB. Harmonic distortion – 1%. Due to the nature of the design, the headphones weigh much less than any of the above models – only 68 g.
The capacity of its own lithium-ion battery is 170 mAh, which provides up to 12 hours of continuous operation. The package includes a pair of interchangeable ear pads.
- high-quality sound;
- light weight and size;
- individual intolerance to 'plugs'.
The second number in this nomination of the rating, we will return again to the full-size on-ear headphones. In addition to all its advantages, which we will briefly describe here, this model is also extremely affordable.
So, here we are dealing with full-size dynamic headphones with a headband attachment type. Communication with a transmitting device (including a TV) is established via a radio channel with a range of up to 8 meters.
The functionality of these headphones is limited by the minimum set of features, but, again, the affordable price more than covers this limitation. There is a built-in volume control and some automatic functions – automatic mute and complete shutdown when inactive. In addition to stationary televisions with infrared connectivity, this model, according to the manufacturer, is also suitable for car multimedia systems.
The headphones are powered by two conventional AAA batteries. Among users, as expected, there is no consensus about whether this is an advantage or a disadvantage, but most agree that it would be better to have a built-in rechargeable battery.
The scope of delivery includes a hard case for safe transport.
- decent sound quality;
- automatic shutdown functions when inactive to save battery power;
- affordable price.
- power supply – AAA batteries.
And the nomination for the rating of the best wireless headphones with an IR connection is closed by another extremely budget model, which, nevertheless, shows a very decent sound quality, sound insulation and ergonomics.
The headphones are characterized by high-quality sound insulation, which is provided by dense, but comfortable ear pads, decent sound quality, including in terms of good lows. There is a volume control.
A distinctive feature of the model is the use of a two-channel audio signal reception system. In this case, in the case of listening to two different sources, the signal does not overlap.
An LED indicator is located on the headphone housing, signaling the connection status.
The manufacturer informs that in addition to being paired with a TV, this model is also optimized for car multimedia systems.
- good sounding;
- high-quality sound insulation;
- two-channel audio signal reception system;
- affordable price.
- limited functionality, no microphone.
The best headphones for TV with radio connection
And, finally, the final nomination in the rating of the best headphones for TV according to the version is wireless models that use a radio channel for connection. They are suitable for TVs with an appropriate radio module, as well as partly for other multimedia systems with a similar type of connection.
Sennheiser RS 165
And the first number we will consider headphones that are suitable for those users who have requirements for sound quality, sound insulation and ergonomics at least 'above average'. They are quite expensive, but this is almost the minimum price for the corresponding quality.
These are very massive headphones with huge ear cushions that provide the best possible sound isolation in both directions. The materials are of very decent quality, and according to user reviews, more than durable. Headphones weigh as much as 300 g. Available only in black color scheme.
This model reproduces sounds in the range from 18 to 21 thousand Hertz. The sensitivity is 106 dB, the harmonic distortion is 0.5%. The powerful receiving module of the radio channel provides a range of up to 30 meters. The used frequency range for reception and transmission is from 2.4 to 2.48 GHz. There is a built-in volume control.
Very good batteries with low self-discharge are used for power supply. A separate base is used for charging – it's not enough for it to just hang up the headphones and they will start charging. This is very convenient, since you do not need to make additional manipulations with the wires. Operating time on one full charge is about 18 hours.
The delivery set includes adapters for different sizes of electrical outlets for the base. Convenient for frequent travel.
In this model, everything would be fine, if it were not for the offensive drawback – in most cases, they rather poorly receive a signal through a serious obstacle like a monolithic or brick wall. This to some extent negates the initially large range. But in open spaces of large rooms or in the presence of light plasterboard partitions, this drawback no longer exists.
- great sound;
- exceptionally high quality sound insulation;
- very convenient charging base;
- high ergonomics – do not create discomfort during long-term continuous use.
- there are cases of signal delay when receiving through walls.
The second number in this part of the rating is another headphones from the famous Japanese manufacturer Sony. This model surprises with a combination of excellent characteristics and an affordable price – much cheaper than the model described above.
These are also headphones of the optimal form factor for use in tandem with a TV – overhead, full-size with the highest possible sound insulation and attachment through a headband. The headphones weigh 270 g and are available only in black.
The full range of reproducible frequencies is from 20 to 20 thousand Hertz. Large diaphragms – 40mm each – provide deep, high-quality and juicy lows. It uses neodymium magnets, which is definitely a good thing. A remarkable quality – literally a huge range – up to 100 meters.
It is worth clarifying that this model shows itself perfectly when working with a TV. But these headphones are in no way suitable for earnest audiophiles – when listening to music, when the requirements for sound are increased, the effect of 'floating' sound appears. When listening to TV programs, this effect is invisible, but a fundamentally different and more expensive model will be needed for a high-quality audio system.
The battery provides autonomous work up to 13 hours. The delivery set includes replaceable ear pads.
- sound quality;
- huge range of action – up to 100 meters;
- not universal – work best with TV only.
Sennheiser RS 120 II
And the rating of the best headphones for TV according to the version is completed by another model from Sennheiser, which represents a good compromise between price and functionality, but at the same time has some remarkable, if not outstanding qualities.
Headphone form factor – full-size, dynamic type. Able to reproduce sound in the range from 22 to 19500 Hertz. The sensitivity is 95 dB. The impedance is 24 ohms. The harmonic distortion index corresponds to 0.7%. The whole structure is attached with a headband and weighs 230g.
The range here is as huge as that of the above model. But the difference in signal quality and power is dramatic. According to real users, the headphones can easily 'break through' brick and concrete walls, and even floors.
In addition to wireless connection, you can use the traditional wired method of signal transmission through a detachable cable. The kit even includes an adapter for a 6.3 mm jack – relevant for TVs of old or specific models.
The battery holds up to 20 hours of continuous wireless use. A convenient base is used for charging.
- sound quality;
- powerful signal that breaks through walls and ceilings;
- radius of action – up to 100 meters;
- autonomy – up to 20 hours.
- make audible noise when there is no audio signal.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.