Top 3 Best Wireless Headphones for TV

(Last Updated On: September 28, 2016)

Televisions today are amazing compared to the models that were available just a couple of decades ago. The expanded capabilities of technology as a whole have impacted the television market much like it has with cell phones, computers and any other device you can think of.

Many televisions are now even capable of connecting to the internet which has transformed them from simple devices that you watch movies and TV shows with to devices that are capable of providing a complete array of entertainment options. Watching movies, listening to music, using various apps, surfing the web and almost any type of entertainment option that is available on your PC or phone is now available on your TV as well. This means that not only are the particular capabilities of your actual television important but so are the devices that you use to enjoy your TV, such as wireless headphones.

A high-quality pair of wireless headphones can be essential for a great audio experience. Because people tend to use their televisions for a much longer list of tasks nowadays it can often mean you are using the TV by yourself and need to contain the sound output so others are not disturbed. Additionally, the audio and visual experience that many televisions offer is so amazing a great pair of headphones can be the perfect device that makes your entertainment of choice truly something special.

Whatever your reason is for needing the best wireless headphones for TV, we thought we would offer a few recommendations for wireless headphones that will offer a great experience and unlock the true entertainment potential of your home or office system.

Things to Consider

There are several factors to consider when you are shopping for a pair of headphones that will suit your needs. Each set of headphones comes with a different set of features, potentially compatibility issues, various levels of performance and a wide range of other aspects that will affect your overall audio experience.

Comfort

Comfort is one of the most important to consider when you are comparing different models of wireless headphones for TV. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to comfort as everyone has different preferences and some may have certain parts of their ears that are more or less sensitive. However, it is important to look at what type of padding and/or earpieces a pair of headphones offers.

There are several different types that can range from in-ear to on-ear and even over-the-ear style models. Each variation will provide a much different fit and a much more or less comfortable fit depending on what you prefer. Keep in mind, if you are watching a movie or several movies, you will be wearing a pair headphones for several hours potentially. Therefore, comfort is a big factor in the overall user experience.

Range

Range is an important factor because even though you may be stationary most of the time while enjoying entertainment, there are times when you will need to get up to get something to drink, use the bathroom or handle other quick tasks. Additionally, the range will determine how much flexibility you have in how your seating is arranged. Seating arrangement can make a big difference especially if you are trying to set up an office in a certain way or accommodate a large group.

Battery Life

Battery life is a big consideration that should not be overlooked. Some headphones offer a battery that can last for many hours while others may barely make it through only one movie. This can be a factor that greatly affects your user experience and can improve your entertainment or cause a high-level of annoyance very easily.

Sound Quality

Of course, the bottom line for any quality pair of headphones is how they sound. Paying attention to the quality of sound a pair of headphones provides is essential to ensuring you get a pair that will meet your expectations.

Sennheiser RS120-II

The Sennheiser RS120-II is an on-ear style headphone that offers high-quality audio with excellent range. The unit is black in color and comes with a bold, thick headband and black foam padded ear pieces for premium comfort. It’s a great headphone for listening to television while in a crowded room or while trying to ignore any type of significant background noise.

The headphones offer control buttons on the side of the unit for the volume and to properly set the signal reception, making operation and fine tuning easy and efficient. They come with rechargeable batteries that have an amazing battery life lasting up to twenty-five hours. The range of these headphones is equally impressive, with a consistent signal possible at ranges of up to three hundred thirty feet. The sound quality is among the best in its price category and the unit provides a nice balance of performance for any type of audio experience you are looking for.

Sony MDRRF985RK Wireless Headphones

This Sony headphone is perhaps one of the most impressive in the marketplace in the $100 price range. It offers a level of comfort that you won’t find with many other models by providing a large amount of extra padding along on the headband and premium padding around the ear pieces as well.

The 40 mm drivers produce excellent sound quality and the unit has an automatic noise canceling system that is very effective.

The range is not quite as good as some other models as it operates by RF signal but the auto tuning feature provides a strong consistent signal. Additionally, the battery life is impressive as it can provide more than twenty hours of listening pleasure from a single full charge. If you are in the market for a great pair of headphones and comfort is at the top of your list, then these headphones should be among your top considerations.

Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth

The Bose SoundLink Headphones fall into the premium headphone category with a price point of over $200, (for the latest prices and discounts) a significantly higher price category than the Sony or Sennheiser models mentioned above. However, they do offer a full range of capabilities from Bluetooth connectivity to hands-free voice application use and great overall audio output. The battery life is not as long as some others, as it only lasts a maximum of fifteen hours after a full charge.

The headphone is an on-ear style design with a sleek modern appearance. The built-in microphone provides clear voice transmission and the wind and background noise reduction system is very effective. The unit is even capable of responding to voice commands which puts it among a very small group of headphones that offer that level of technology and convenience. The unit only weighs 5.4 ounces and the list of features is long and impressive.

Final Thoughts

Purchasing the right headphones that provide the functionality you need for how and where you will be using them can make a significant difference in your overall audio experience, be it for entertainment purposes or otherwise. It’s difficult, actually impossible to pick a single pair of headphones and claim they are the best for every consumer because each person has different needs, a different television, and a different environment. However, the three models mentioned above give you a nice range of price points from just under $100 to over $200. Additionally, the models listed above, are widely considered some of the best wireless headphones for TV that are available. Each of them represents a good overall value and a nice balance of features and functionality.

Juan Alexander

Juan is a self-professed sound-nerd and the webmaster / lead author & tester for AllSoundLab. You might literally walk into him on the street because he's tuned out to the world and tuned into his beats...

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