The computer is not the only device with which we use headphones. We all know that headphones are most useful when we do not want to disturb anyone and yet enjoy the music.
If you are a night owl who keeps on watching movies late at night, you already heard a lot of scolding from your family members simply because your crazy habit does not allow them to sleep. Here comes the need for a pair of headphones that seamlessly work with your TV. Recently, we have shared best headphones for movies, so if you have bought any bluetooth headphone or wired headphone and looking for method to connect it to TV, then this tutorial is for you.
So today, I am going to show you how your headphones can be connected to your TV via Bluetooth even if your television is not brand new and lacks Bluetooth facility.
How to Connect Headphones to TV?
I know you are eager to know about this. Let me tell you one thing before we dive into the meat of the article. I have divided this tutorial into two different parts. In the first part, you will know how you can connect your wireless headphones to TV and in the second part the topic of discussion is connecting your wired headphone to television.
So, without further delay, let’s get started.
How to Connect Bluetooth Headphones to TV?
I know, connecting headphones to your TV is not an easy task. It’s easier said than done because even some of the expensive TVs do not contain Bluetooth functionality inbuilt. So, how can you connect your Bluetooth headphones to TV? Before going into that, let me ask you one question. Do you have a wireless Bluetooth headphone? Or else reading how to connect Bluetooth headphones to TV will be as rubbish as learning how to swim via textbooks.
Now, let me come to the point. Most of the HDTVs available today do not have Bluetooth functionality, then how is it possible to connect your wireless headphones to it?
For that purpose, you need an extra accessory which can provide your smart TV with Bluetooth transmission feature. I am talking about Keedox Bluetooth transmitter/ receiver here. You will get an extra ordinary useful gadget only by paying $35. Isn’t that great?
Unfortunately, Keedox’s accessory doesn’t work very old TV models as they don’t have a 3.5 mm audio port. Yes, you heard it right! A 3.5 mm headphone jack is mandatory for your TV to make it function with Keedox Bluetooth transmitter/ receiver adapter.
Click on the following link to buy Keedox adapter.
Follow the steps I have given below to connect your Bluetooth or wireless headphones to TV.
Step 1: Plug the 3.5 mm pin of Keedox device into the appropriate port of your TV. Then power it on. If your TV lacks an audio port, you will have to forget the dream of connecting Bluetooth headphones to it.
Step 2: Power on your Bluetooth headphones. Make sure that it is turned on. If it has got any power notification LED, check with the same.
Step 3: As we are going to pair your TV with headphones via Bluetooth, it’s essential to turn off Bluetooth of any device you put in the vicinity of them. If it is not possible to turn off Bluetooth, shift that device to some other place in your house. Your room must contain only two devices with active Bluetooth functionality- one, your TV and the second one, your headphones.
Step 4: Now, we can pair both the devices seamlessly. In order to make Keedox able to pair, press and hold its power button for at least three seconds. You will see an LED, which blinks in blue and red color simultaneously. That means the device became ready to be paired.
Step 5: Press and hold the pairing button on your headphones until it gets paired with Keedox device. As soon as the pairing occurs, the LED will stop blinking.
Hurray! I am glad you did it.
Was that a Herculean task? I don’t think so. The best part about Keedox Bluetooth transmitter/ receiver adapter is, you can convert your ordinary TV into a smart one with Bluetooth feature by spending $35 only.
How to Connect Wired Headphones to TV?
I know it hurts! Knowing your wired headphones can’t be connected to your TV hurts.
One question may be popped out of your mind now. My TV has a 3.5 mm audio jack, and I got a wired headphone. Then why the hell should I go for Bluetooth connection?
Let me make you understand. Your wired headphones only allow you to enjoy music or movie from your TV within a certain distance. It is not possible to use your wired headphones from anywhere you want. That’s why you need to opt for Bluetooth connectivity.
Here, you need two Keedox Bluetooth transmitter/ receiver adapters- for the TV and headphones as well. The one we attach with TV acts as a Bluetooth transmitter that transmit audio signals while the second one connected to headphones acts like a receiver that captures the Bluetooth signals and give it all to the headphones.
Read how to connect wired headphones to TV.
Step 1: Take out both the Keedox devices from the package. Plug in one to the 3.5 mm audio jack of your TV and connect another one to your headphones.
Step 2: You can see a mode switcher on Keedox adapter. On the either side of the switcher, two letters are given (T and R). In order to connect wired headphones to TV, you need to toggle the switch on the adapter connected with the TV to ‘T’.
Step 3: Here, headphones work as the receiver. So, you have to toggle the switch of headphones’ adapter to ‘R’.
Step 4: Next step is the pairing. Press and hold pairing switches of both the adaptors for a few seconds. An LED blinking in red and blue simultaneously will get turned on. As soon as the pairing finishes, the LED turns itself to an occasionally blinking blue one.
That’s all. Now you know the method to connect even your wired headphones to TV.
Wait, it’s not over!
Oops! Have you got an idea of the dimension of Keedox? It’s not slim enough to fit aptly on your headphones. So, there’s a major chance to get it broken when you use it as a Bluetooth signal receiver. There’s no problem to use it as a transmitter for your TV, though.
That’s why I have come up with three alternatives to Keedox. All of the three can act as both a transmitter and a receiver as well.
#1. Mpow Streambot Mini
With only the price of about $17, this one is the most price effective of all the three in this list. In my opinion, this product is a real steal in this price bracket with advanced technologies like A2DP and Bluetooth 4.0.
The lightweight ergonomics makes this mini adapter one of the best regarding portability. The design of this device is very simple yet elegant. Even if you don’t want a Bluetooth adapter, this one will surely take your breath by its look.
The company claims that the battery juice will last up to 10 hours. Moreover, it can be fully charged in 1.5 hours.
You get the adapter itself, a 3.5 mm dual pin adapter, micro USB cable for charging purpose and the user manual within the package.
#2. Anker 2-in-1 3.5mm Bluetooth Audio Transmitter Receiver
If you are a rough user, this one will suit the best to you. Having an entire Aluminum body, it’s not easy to break this device apart. Owing to 50 grams of weight, portability is not at its best as compared to the previous product I have listed.
You can get battery backup up to 11 hours as a transmitter and 6 hours as a receiver. Within the package, you will get the device itself, a 3.5 mm audio cable, a micro USB cable for charging and a user guide as well.
#3. Avantree APTX LOW LATENCY bluetooth transmitter
Being the expensive one in the lot, you can expect pretty cool features with this Bluetooth transmitter/ receiver adapter.
You will be stunned to hear its weight- only 8.5 grams. Wow!!
Battery backup is also good with 15 hours as the transmitter and 10 hours as the receiver. Within the package, you get the device itself, a 3.5 mm dual audio adapter, RCA cable, USB to micro-USB cable and the user manual as well.
As you can clearly read from the heading, it’s an APTX low latency enabled device. That means you won’t notice any lip syncing lag or issue.
I have included every detail you need to know how to connect headphones to TV via Bluetooth. I hope this helps.
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