Best Wireless Headphones For TV

With so much loose device at home, sometimes good  TV headphones  are not bad at all. And if they are  wireless headphones for TV , all the better. They can save you more than one trip and the odd visit to the emergency room. They also come in handy to get a good experience when listening to the  audio from our televisions  without waking up the neighbors, or the occasional discussion with your partner due to the volume of the series you are hooked on. If you are thinking of buying a  wireless TV headset,  you have landed in the right place. At Culturasonora we are a team of sound technicians who have radiographed the sector and have prepared a comparison with the best wireless headphones of 2021. We will  review the pros and cons of the best brands and models of wireless TV headsets on the market. Come and see.

The Best TV Headphones of 2021

Sennheiser Flex 

Technical characteristics:

  • Battery: BAP 800, 3.7 V, 350 mAh.
  • Battery Life:  12 hours.
  • Signal to noise ratio:  85 dB.
  • Frequency response: 10Hz – 20kHz
  • Wireless Connection:  Radio frequency.

The Sennheiser Flex 5000 is a wireless headphone adapter for TV or any other audio source, such as an AV receiver or tablet. It uses radio frequency technology to let you enjoy audio wirelessly. It is a very versatile package and a great solution to enjoy movies with any type of headset.

Design and quality:

This package consists of a transmitter, the remote receiver, cables for the 3.5mm audio or optical inputs for the transmitter, a wall power supply and a pair of wired Sennheiser MX 475 headphones , although you can use any type of headphones with this team.

The transmitter is a bit long and should be kept connected to the AC source. This is because it also functions as a charging station for the compact receiver, which rests on a section of the transmitter when you are not using it.

To start using it, you just have to connect it. That said, the Flex 5000 integrates several controls and indicators. Both the transmitter and receiver for TV wireless headphones have LEDs that indicate the status of the connection and the battery. The receiver also has buttons to increase or decrease the volume. In addition, it presents a small button on the side to turn off the receiver.

The transmitter in these Sennheiser headphones also has several indicators that let you know if it is in standby mode or if the intelligible speech function is active. This function is adjusted with a button on the top and offers three settings that eliminate background noise while enjoying a program, to facilitate the perception of voices. On the sides of this button it also integrates buttons for the volume.

Sound:

The Flex 5000 wireless TV headphone system comes with Sennheiser MX 475 wired headphones, they are not very comfortable, so we preferred to test the system with Marshall headphones.

We hooked up the Flex 5000 system and were amazed at the sound quality. Produces rich and open wireless audio . The vowels and midtones have great response and textures. The voices in documentaries sound authoritative and the visuals are clear and with a great sense of spatiality.

The sound spatiality is wide and this greatly enhances the experience. The intelligible speech feature also works wonders . Emphasize vocals and lower the intensity of effects and music in the mix. The three equalizations that the transmitter presents for this function allow you to enjoy the audio in different ways.

The first emphasizes the bass, the second the high frequencies, which improves the clarity of the midtones. The latter removes low frequencies and limits sound, it is only recommended in extreme conditions to hear voices. That said, the best sound quality is perceived by turning off the speech function.

Connectivity:

The Sennheiser Flex 5000 TV wireless headphone system works with a range of 30 meters . You can also enjoy your movies wirelessly with friends by adding up to three additional receiver options. That being said, each receiver is expensive.

The installation process is very simple. You need to connect the transmitter to the AC outlet for about three hours to fully charge the compact receiver. Once charged, you just need to take out the receiver, plug in a pair of headphones, and turn on the receiver.

Sennheiser 

Technical characteristics:

  • Battery:  2 AAA.
  • Battery Life:  18 hours.
  • Signal to noise ratio:  85 dB.
  • Frequency response: 10Hz – 22kHz
  • Wireless Connection:  Radio frequency.

Design and quality:

The 175-U are a recent update and are available for a lower price than the original model . The design of the Sennheiser RS175-U wireless headphones is almost identical to that of the RS165, although it has a few minor changes. The RS175-U are heavier and have a different texture on the back of the cups. They also have an  additional button to activate the surround sound functionality  in the right cup. They have a very solid and comfortable construction.

It comes, like the other models in the Sennheiser RS ​​series, with a TR transmitter that doubles as a charging port. They are large, not very flashy in terms of aesthetics but very functional. RS175 wireless helmets have an efficient control system. They have a button to control the volume, as well as two additional ones to handle the bass and surround sound.

When using the headphones it is noted that they have a solid construction. As on the RS 165, the headband is flexible and reinforced with a metal frame. The padding of the cups and the headband is very comfortable and soft to the touch. In addition, the cups can rotate to ensure a perfect fit for any user. Like the 165, they can cause annoying pressure in long sessions, but can be used for hours.

Sound:

As we can expect from Sennheiser, the sound quality is very good. The closed design creates a decent seal against external noise and allows you to enjoy your movies or series without having to turn up the volume too much. The RS175-U also offer  surround sound and dynamic bass modes that allow you to tailor the sound to your personal taste.

The sound profile is well balanced for playing movies and any music genre. However, these wireless TV headsets  favor low frequencies  and provide more than 6dB of emphasis in relation to mid and high frequencies. They have a lot of power in this section. The performance of the midtones is good, it exudes clear notes, although the vowels can sound a bit weak compared to the lows.

The response of the high tones is consistent and clear. At the 5dB peak around 3KHz they add an extra presence to the lead vocals. This effect, plus the bass emphasis, creates a V-shaped sound profile. Sennheiser RS175 headphones feature distortion of low and mid tones at high volumes. High tones do not show perceptible harmonic distortion or are affected when the power is turned all the way up.

Connectivity:

The RS175 Wireless TV Headphones provide low latency and good battery life for watching movies. They use two AAA rechargeable batteries that can be charged directly with a base that comes with helmets. Installation is very simple, you just need to connect the transmitter to your audio device and turn it on.  The batteries last about 18 hours , like all the models in this line.

The main advantage of the RF signal, compared to that of Bluetooth, is the low latency that they present when watching a movie. In addition, the connection range is much greater ( about 100 meters without obstacles ). Another positive point is that the receiver supports two TV headphones simultaneously and has  analog and optical inputs.

Sennheiser

Technical characteristics:

  • Battery: BAP 800, 3.7 V, 350 mAh.
  • Battery Life:  9 hours.
  • Signal to noise ratio:  85 dB.
  • Frequency response: 15Hz – 16kHz
  • Wireless Connection:  Radio frequency.

Design and quality:

The new Sennheiser RS ​​2000 are the best option for those users who suffer from hearing loss . They feature three sound modes optimized for enjoying movies, TV, or music, each affecting low / high frequencies. They offer intelligible speech options that improve the clarity of voices and reduce background noise that can interfere with dialogue.

They are very easy to use and compatible with any analog output on your TV. The Sennheiser RS ​​2000 are wireless headphones for TV In-Ear. They enter your ear canal and are not as comfortable as the Over-Ear models, but you can use them for a couple of hours without problems. They come with an attractive base, which has a modern and subtle design that does not clash with your décor. It also serves as a charging station for helmets.

Sound:

Pretty good, really. L os wireless headphones Sennheiser RS 2000 TV give a very good sound, and consistent with an extended low , good midtones and decent treble. They offer the clarity and quality to which the German brand has accustomed us.

One great feature of these wireless TV headphones is that they allow you to independently adjust the volume for each cup . This results in a much clearer sound for people suffering from hearing loss in one of the ears.

They are designed to improve the perception of dialogue and do a flawless job. The balance is very well achieved, the voices stand out and the music captures you with its details. The intelligible dialogue feature that emphasizes speeches works wonders.

Connectivity:

They work with a wireless range of 50 meters thanks to radio frequency technology. The use of the radio frequency is ideal when watching a movie, listening to music or for gaming, since it allows a very low sound latency. There is no need for a pairing process as it immediately connects to the transmitter.

As for the autonomy, it pays up to nine continuous hours . To use them you only need to connect the transmitter to the output of your TV. They are lightweight and you can walk around the home without missing information thanks to the quality of the signal.

Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless

Technical characteristics:

  • Battery Life: 10 hours (x2).
  • Signal to noise ratio:  102 dB.
  • Frequency response: 10Hz – 40kHz
  • Wireless Connection: Wireless 2.4GHz, Bluetooth 4.2.

Design and quality:

The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless are one of the best gaming headsets on the market, and therefore one of the best wireless TV headphones you can buy to play games. They are an update of the famous Siberia 840, but improve all the features. They are the best gamer helmets we’ve tested for sound quality.

Like all models in the Arctis line, the Pro Wireless have oblong shaped cups with air cushioning. They are very comfortable and can be used for hours without causing any discomfort. The headband integrates an elastic band that minimizes pressure on the head.

As for the controls, they are very simple. They have a switch to mute the microphone and a multipurpose control for volume. When using Bluetoth, the multipurpose control only handles the volume, if you use the transmitter, you can also adjust the volume and access other options such as channel mix, EQ presets and audio sources. The right cup features a button for power and another for Bluetooth connectivity, which also controls playback and calls.

The battery cover is magnetic, allowing you to change batteries while playing with ease. The Arctis Pro Wireless TV Headphones come with two batteries, each lasting about ten hours.

Sound:

The SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless offer excellent sound, the best we’ve ever tested in a gaming headset. They integrate high definition transducers that allow you to hear in sublime detail all the effects of games, songs or movies.

Another nice feature of these wireless TV headphones is that they don’t distort, at any volume level . They can reproduce any music genre or games with impeccable quality.

They work with a frequency response that reaches 40,000Hz. The bass is perceived deep and neutral, while the mid tones stand out for their fidelity and detail. The highs are also very clear.

The sound profile is consistently good, but you can also adjust the sound to your personal taste using the equalizers on the wireless transmitter. In addition, they are compatible with the SteelSeries Engine software that offers you different sound settings and graphic equalization options.

The microphone in these wireless TV headphones is excellent . We tested them by recording voices and noticed a rich, clear and detailed sound, although it did not stand out for its spatiality.

Connectivity:

These wireless gaming headsets work with a 2.4Gb USB transmitter to connect them to consoles and also integrate Bluetooth connectivity , so you can use them with any mobile device or TV. They have optical and USB connections to connect you simultaneously to two computers. The only unfortunate thing is that they are not compatible with the Xbox One.

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Technical characteristics:

  • Battery:  Lithium.
  • Battery Life:  24 hours.
  • Signal to noise ratio:  93 dB.
  • Frequency response: 10Hz – 20kHz
  • Wireless Connection:  Bluetooth.
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Design and quality:

The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 Wireless TV Headphones redesign the previous model but maintain what made the BackBeat Pro popular: easy-to-use controls and a durable, robust design. The cups are completely different from those of the previous model, although very comfortable too. Like the previous model, these helmets are not foldable. It is a small inconvenience when transporting or storing them.

The cups of the Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 are now oval and have a different padding of good quality, perfect for use in long sessions. This small change is important because the new oval shape fits much better than the circular ones of the primitive BlackBeat Pro helmets.

The BlackBeat Pro 2 have buttons for each of the essential functions. Those dedicated to play / pause and skip songs are in the left cup, a dial to control the volume is also present. As you can see, these bluetooth headphones for TV have a simple and very efficient control scheme.

Sound:

And its sound? The  Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 Bluetooth TV Headphones  provide sound with good balance and clarity in the mid and high tones. They also put out  powerful bass  that sounds great in songs where the low frequencies have a lot of presence.

The low end of the spectrum reaches 10Hz, which is excellent. Midtone performance is good. They are presented with 1.5 dB less than the bass, due to the emphasis on the low tones that these  bluetooth headphones for TV present . The highs are crisp and balanced with the other tones. They have better protection against external noise compared to Sennheiser’s RS series.

Drums:

These bluetooth helmets have, in addition to a good sound and design, some very interesting characteristics and functionalities. The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2’s battery lasts up to 30 hours of continuous playback at moderate volumes and features a long-range wireless range.

The battery charges quite quickly. According to the company itself, the wireless capacity of the Plantronic BackBeat 2 reaches 100 meters, but we recommend not using them more than 20 or 30 meters away to avoid possible interference.

Connectivity:

These wireless TV headphones feature very low latency, making them ideal for watching movies or gaming. Not only can they be connected via bluetooth, it is also easy to sync them to other devices thanks to NFC sync technology.

In addition, they come with an exclusive application called Plantronics Hub that allows you to use more specialized extra tools. These wireless helmets have the bluetooth 4.0 signal. If your television does not come with this technology, you will have to buy a separate adapter.

Sony WH.L600

Technical characteristics:

  • Battery:  Rechargeable.
  • Battery Life:  17 hours.
  • Signal to noise ratio:
  • Frequency response: 10Hz – 20kHz
  • Wireless Connection:  Radio frequency.

Design and quality:

The Sony WH-L600 wireless TV headsets offer a clean, classic and elegant black design. They are built with good quality materials and have very comfortable padding. The band is sturdy and can be easily sized. They are lightweight wireless TV headphones and you can use them for hours without causing discomfort.

These Sony TV wireless headphones communicate with a transmitter base to provide an immersive listening experience. It has unique functions to enjoy your movies. These include  “Theater” mode, created with the support of Sony Pictures Entertainment  and Virtual Phones Technology that allow you to enjoy movie mixes flawlessly. It offers modes for optimized for movies, dialogue, games and sports.

Sound:

Sony  claims that these TV headsets are designed to perceive very good surround sound. After testing them, we confirmed it. The audio of the movies is very clear.  With these Sony wireless headphones, all the audio channels of  the soundtracks of any video are clearly recognized , whether on Blu Ray, DVD or digital file.

Its Theater mode is ideal for any movie and supports  Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic and DTS surround sound formats,  among others.  The games mode was created by the developers of PlayStation . Sports mode optimizes ambient noise so you can experience the action as if you were in the stadium, and voices mode lets you hear all dialogue memorably.

Connectivity:

You can connect these radio frequency wireless headphones to the transmitter in a number of ways, although we recommend the optical cable as you probably won’t have to use this port to connect other mobile devices. It also has  multiple audio inputs: stereo, optical and HDMI.  The wireless connectivity range reaches 30 meters without any problems.

These Sony wireless helmets feature a rechargeable battery that delivers  up to 17 hours of continuous playback , enough to enjoy a Star Wars marathon. To charge them, you only need to place them on the base (the full charge process takes about six hours).

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