An excellent thing about cordless TV headphones is that you don’t have to stay in any one place to use them. Forget all those wires and cords that keep you in one place and trip you up if you move around. If you’re in another room, the TV no longer has to be turned up all the way to hear it. Another advantage is to your family and friends, whether they are trying to sleep while you watch TV or attempting to finish other activities that aren’t conducive to a lot of noise.
A good pair of cordless TV headphones will be designed with either a wrap around the head or over the ears design with a good set of ear pads. The best ones will have a double strap with the ability to be adjusted as needed for head shape or comfort level. Many will have the ability to join online audio chat but, at the very least, will have excellent reception.
Many people use cordless and wireless interchangeably to refer to something without a cord but wireless has a slightly different meaning. It refers to any device that uses energy to transfer information, such as radio waves. Many cordless headphones come with wireless capabilities and can be compatible with more than just the TV.
There are certain stats you should look for in a pair of good cordless TV headphones. Make sure they have digital infrared transmission that will provide reception without interference from other devices and a frequency range of 84-110 MHz. Maximum reception range will be about 30 feet. Most weigh in at about 10 oz so are perfectly comfortable to wear. You will not need special programs or drivers to make them work since most of them work on a plug and play capacity.
For other features beyond the basics, the brand you choose will determine what you get. All should have high sensitivity and good signal, as well as excellent overall performance. Some will use rechargeable batteries with a twenty-four hour lifespan while others simply use AA or AAA batteries. Many will include surround sound capabilities.
If you’re ready to purchase a pair of cordless TV headphones, check the packaging to make sure all parts are included and will not need to be purchased separately. These parts include the headphones (otherwise known as the receiver), an emitter, a 3.5 mm audio cable, and a V-Adapter cable, as well as a user manual. Rechargeable batteries will be included with an AC power adapter. If it uses regular AA or AAA batteries, however, those will need to be purchased by you. Be sure to double check what kind of non-rechargeable batteries it will need, located on the packaging.
Pricing is completely subject to the type and brand and number of features you want. The least expensive will include all the basics and will use replaceable batteries while the higher priced items have rechargeable batteries, have the option of plugging into many other electronic devices, and may even have digital surround sound options. You might even have a wider range of reception.
Cordless TV headphones can be a huge convenience and a beneficial addition to your life, no matter if you purchase a pair with every feature available or stick with a simple pair to listen to TV at night.