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good quality earphones for TV and DV

  johnincrete 15:39 01 Jan 2020

In order to reduce the chance of annoying neighbors with my old-age hearing loss, I want a set of earphones. I cannot stand in-ear phones.
Any suggestions please

  wee eddie 17:22 01 Jan 2020

You mean Headphones.

Does your TV have a USB socket? If it does you could go for Wireless or Bluetooth but, they're expensive

Good headphones (will very likely have a 2 metre cable, so you may need to buy an extension) can be had from £20 to £300. I would recommend that you visit any local shop that sells PCs, TVs and Stereos and try a few.

2 things to remember: Plugging headphones in usually cuts out the TV's speakers, and, if like me, your hearing is not as acute at it used to be, forget "up-Market" jobs, you won't be able to discern the difference unless you are regularly listening to Stéphane Grappelli.

Very important ~ Go for comfort

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:56 01 Jan 2020

Blue tooth may also cut out TV speakers unless you can connect via a sound bar or BT adaptor in optical output, as per WE if hearing loss is the problem go for comfort not top quality.

  rickf 21:11 01 Jan 2020

I can recommend the Audio-Technica MSR7. Excellent headphones.

  Brian Hamilton 17:13 14 Jan 2020

Does your TV have a USB socket? If it does you could go for Wireless or Bluetooth but, they're expensive

What does that have got to do with it?

  wee eddie 18:10 14 Jan 2020

Brian H: because you should be able to plug a Bluetooth Dongle into it

  Brian Hamilton 18:24 14 Jan 2020

Nope.

FYI. Those ports are proprietary, how are you going to install drivers on a Smart TV for some Generic Bluetooth or Wireless USB Dongle? Look it up.

  wee eddie 18:36 14 Jan 2020

You got me there. I don't actually know if it would work. Thank you for putting me right.

Although Google suggests that it is a fairly simple matter

  Brian Hamilton 19:02 14 Jan 2020

That's the problem on this site, just a load of enthusiasts giving a whole lot of emphasis of what they have and what they think is correct without doing a bit of digging.

Sometimes, someone gives a really good answer to a problem, that could actually help the OP.

Then, you get a whole wail of irrelevant nonsense about what they have personally that has nothing to do with the OP's topic and just creates a convoluted mess to the whole subject.

  ICF 20:09 14 Jan 2020

Be careful with Bluetooth headphones and lipsync problems.

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