Are ‘wireless headphones’ worth it?

  Housten 16:51 PM 16 Dec 12
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Good Afternoon, Gentlemen,

I am confident that whilst this is not – technically - the area to ask the following questions, there are so many knowledgeable people who visit this forum that someone might – just might - know the answer, as I do not know where else to go!

At the start of next month it will be six years since we bought our television. A Philips 32” flat screen model number 32PF75310/10 – at least I think that that is the model number. I am 70 next year and getting a little deaf and keep on turning the volume up, which is annoying the wife, although she doesn’t complain too often. What I am thinking of doing is purchasing some ‘wireless headphones’.

The first question is : where do I connect these? There appear to be 3 possibilities, but some state ‘audio in’!! This includes on the side where you insert the headphone connection, which – being very, very ignorant of these matters – I would have thought that ‘audio out’ would be. So does anyone have any idea which outlet(s) I should use?

The second question is : does anyone have any experience of using these? Are they worth it? And if they are worth using, any ideas as to which would be a good/reasonable one to buy?

Any ideas/help/advice on either of the above questions would be very gratefully received.

Many thanks in advance.

  wiz-king 17:06 PM 16 Dec 12

You will need to read the manual for the TV as plugging in headphones often mutes the speakers

  Chronos the 2nd 17:07 PM 16 Dec 12

Have a look at these: TV ears. My partner had these and found them very good. But as her hearing deteriorated further she has the sub titles on now.

But I think any wireless headphones will work.I would not worry about connecting them to your TV as you will have all the necessary sockets and they come with instructions as to where to plug them.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:55 PM 16 Dec 12

I use a cheap £20 set of silvercrest from Lidal

Use an adaptor from the Audio out L R to a stereo socket. enter link description here base unit plugs into the socket

Wife can have sound as low as she wants and I can have as loud as I need.

  chub_tor 19:13 PM 16 Dec 12

I think your TV is similar to the one shown in this manual Click Here and if so if you scroll down to Section 8 it will show you how to Connect Devices. Looking at the block of connectors the first 3 are marked AV1,2 and 3 and just next to them are the Audio Left (white) and Audio Right (red) output connectors. It is these you need to connect to your wireless headphone box using a connector as suggested by Fruit Bat /\0/. I have the same headphones and connector as he does and it works perfectly.

  Housten 15:42 PM 17 Dec 12

Good afternoon, gentlemen,

To say I am overwhelmed with your replies is simplistic and glib response, but one that in this case is absolutely true.

Thank you all because I was hoping that someone might tell me where to look was the best I thought I would get, but your replies mean that I have some very careful thinking to do.

Many, many thanks to everyone.

PS I will post this in both questions. Housten.

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