Question Bedroom TV Setup - Headphones

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by noobtv, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. noobtv

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    Hi guys,

    I'm hoping someone could please help me with a bit of a dilemma. Currently my daughter has an old plasma TV setup in the bedroom and when she gets back from work (late-shifts) and she puts it on, it's very loud due to her hearing problems, which disturbs the rest of us, especially her younger sister whom sleeps in the same room.

    I've been thinking of updating this setup with a more modern Smart TV for a start. But the issue I have is that we require a setup where the TV can connect to either a soundbar or headphones.

    Also if possible can we have two headphones connected at the same time? This is so that when her friend is around they can both listen to movies without disturbing us.

    Thanks for all your help.
     
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    Thanks JayCee.....That's really appreciated.

    Is it better to have a usb or wireless option or does it not matter?
     
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    All smart TV's have USB and will connect to your router wired or wireless.
     
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    My apologies, I meant headphones...3.5mm jack or usb or wireless?
     
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    Probably wired headphones are best for TV viewing as wireless can introduce sync problems (sound out of step with vision).
     
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    Thank you. So which wired version is better? 3.5mm or usb? If usb, then could I split the usb versions too?
     
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    It will need to be wired (with a long extension cable if needed) as there are no TV's that output sound via their USB.
     
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    Hi Jaycee or anyone else whom can help. I'm sorry for the late reply as I've had to attend some urgent matters.

    Okay, I have an update for you. We've purchased the Hisense A6250 TV, which has an ARC HDMI, but after setting it up, I've realised that it has no Headphone Jack or RCA Audio Out. The only one is Digital/Optical Out.

    So guys, what's the best way to get the sound to output to two headphones?

    Here is the TV manual:

    https://hisense-grpl.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2018/04/A6250-User-Manual.pdf


    Thanks very much!
     
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    Sorry Jaycee, I've deleted my previous post reply as I had incorrect links.

    I hope you don't mind me saying, but the one you're showing me is quite out of my budget....would the ones below do the job?

    Digital Optical Coaxial Toslink to Analog 3.5mm Jack
    Digital Optical Coaxial Toslink to Analog 3.5mm Jack RCA Audio Converter Adapter 738595263448 | eBay

    3.5 mm Earphone Headphone Y Splitter
    3.5 mm Earphone Headphone Y Splitter Cable Adapter Jack Male To Double Female UK | eBay


    So just to be clear, would the below plan work???:


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    Yes that one would work but there's no control over volume.
    Optical out from TV's is at a fixed level and is not controlled by the TV's volume control.
    The only reason I suggested the more expensive one is because it has a built-in audio amp and has a volume control but you may get away using the cheaper one.
    EDIT. Or have a search for a cheaper one with built-in amp and volume control on eBay.
     
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    Look up the review on the Lindy DAC here in the avforums reviews section. It has optical, usb and coax inputs, can if needs be be powered by a smartphone charger and has an audio headphone amplifier which is very loud and would have no problem in driving two sets of earphones, and it is actually a surprising good DAC as well, even if the case looks naff. I picked one up at the maplin closing down sale on spec, and it surprised me. .. I am currently using it to take music from a laptop harddrive via usb , and feed it into an ancient Technics SU6000 amplifer and even older Leak speakers,and I am hearing things in the music ,I have missed on other systems..
     
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    Yes, it's specs looks okay and may do the job.
     
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    @dannnielll, thanks for the recommendation. The problem is it's price and if I'm going to end up spending another £50 for all the gear, then I would have been better off paying more for the telly which already had a jack.

    @JayCee - Yeah, I'll just go for this. I'm also gonna purchase 2 headphones (Samson SR850).
     
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    I actually bought the Samson SR850's a couple of weeks ago, they're amazing value for money, great sounding and very comfortable, enjoy.
     
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    That's good to know. I want to sincerely apologise though for what was wasting your time buddy. Because all along you were absolutely right in that I should have simply bought a wired sound bar and connected headphones to it that way. Instead I gave you all this run-around for which I wholeheartedly apologise.

    To resolve this once and for all, I'm purchasing the following:

    Majority 120W TV Sound Bar with Bluetooth 2 Channel Optical Audio Wall Mountable 626767816861 | eBay

    Optical Toslink Fiber Optic Cable 1m 2m 3m 4m 5m 10m Audio Signal Digital lead | eBay

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samson-SR8...8&qid=1535235339&sr=1-2&keywords=samson+sr850


    The soundbar doesn't have HDMI (Arc), but it has OPTICAL IN, which should be fine for my TV. Unless you know of any cheaper model, It seems like most soundbars I could find with Arc were in excess of £60+

    Whereas before I was getting all these adapters and extended cables, the above solution should (HOPEFULLY) eliminate the need.
     
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    Just be aware the soundbar doesn't have a headphone socket.
     
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    That AUX input is for connecting other devices e.g. mobile phones, tablets etc to play music from, it's not an output for headphones.
    You still don't have any way to use headphones if that's what you want.
     
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    DOH! Me is a bit think! LOL!

    Ignore the sound bar - I've ordered the previously mentioned things.

    I'll let you know how I get on. Thanks very much!
     
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    The Lindy at 50 quid would do the job, cheaper than a soundbar, . Ok you should have paid a bit more for a better spec TV, but you didn't.. , so anyway we must start from where we are not from where we could be. .
     

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