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The advice is to connect the Bluetooth headphones to the TV, or alternatively the wireless ones. After purchasing one of the models listed in our guide to buying the best wireless Bluetooth headphones for tv (or noise canceling ), you just have to proceed with the connection . But how do you do it? Here are all the possible methods.
Connect Bluetooth headphones to TVs with integrated Bluetooth
The most recent smart televisions have the integrated Bluetooth chip so, if you have a pair of Bluetooth headphones, you can connect them by starting the mode designed for pairing the headphones
For logistical reasons we cannot explain the procedure to follow, since it can change from model to model, but it is rather simple. As for my Samsung smart TV, just go to Settings → Audio → Audio output and choose one of the available (detected) Bluetooth devices.
One thing to keep in mind is latency. The Bluetooth connection generates audio / video , more or less marked, between the TV and the headphones. It is certainly not a problem for listening to music, as much for videos and films, and we assure you that it can be extremely annoying. In this sense, we recommend checking the version of Bluetooth that television and headphones support. The newer models integrate the new Bluetooth 5, but already from version 4.0 this problem has been severely limited, becoming practically unnoticeable.
Connect Bluetooth headphones to the TV with Bluetooth adapter
The television does not integrate the Bluetooth chip? A simple adapter may be the right solution . It is a small device that connects to the 3.5 mm audio output of the TV that allows you to integrate Bluetooth technology, thus eliminating the need to buy a newer model.
There are plenty of these Bluetooth adapters online, even very cheap. However, returning to the audio latency issue, our advice is to buy a quality product, perhaps with Bluetooth 5 and advanced codecs such as aptX.
Connect Bluetooth headphones to the cable TV
Although this is an inconvenient solution (and not always feasible), another solution could be to connect the Bluetooth headphones to the cable TV . That said, if your TV and headphones have a 3.5mm jack, you can connect them using a 3.5mm male-male cable . Obviously, as mentioned in the previous paragraph, also in this case it will be possible to exploit third-party devices that integrate the audio jack.
Connect wireless headphones to the TV
Finally, you may want to consider purchasing a pair of wireless radio frequency (RF) headphones . These have a wireless transmitter that connects to the TV’s audio out jack and sends the audio to the headphones using radio frequencies.
Of course, they have their advantages and disadvantages. The main advantage is their range , which stands up to 100 meters. In addition, there are economic models, and quality, which do not exceed 100 dollars.
The problem with RF headphones is that audio can be affected by other electronic devices that communicate on similar radio frequencies, such as cordless phones, microwaves, and even other RF headphones.