Despite how old the television is compared to devices like smartphones and computers, the television is still a relevant and important source of entertainment, information and also lets us enjoy some of our favourite sporting events while they happen.
Today, various sound systems like the home theater system have emerged to help us better relish our experience in front of a television screen. They provide us with awesome sound effects and solid audio quality.
One important accessory that has gained prominence of recent is the wireless headphones, they are useful for when you are seeing that Rambo movie and find it incredibly hard to hear the dialog behind all the gunfire of machine guns and explosion of bombs and grenades. We have searched the market for the best wireless headphones and present our top picks to you below.
These headphones have a fairly solid playback time of about 18hours, and come with an external transmitter that is set up to plug-and-play. This transmitter supports simultaneous connection of multiple headphones.
The Sennheiser guarantees solid sound quality and provide a neutral sound signature. It also allows you to easily switch between different modes just with the click of a button.
- Has a sound equalizer that possesses the bass boost mode and 2 surround sound mode
- Supports cable-free charging
- The ear pads are not particularly durable and start shedding after a while
The Avantree offers you value for your money, it has a plug-and-play setup and is able to support two high-quality codecs which are normally found in high end wireless headphones.
These headphones also offer a “bypass mode”. This mode basically allows the wireless headphones and a wired speaker to be used simultaneously. This can come in handy for folks who may have experienced some level of hearing disability.
- Bypass mode that caters for those with slight hearing defects
- Supports high-quality codecs
- Does not possess a charging and hanging dock
Noontec Hammo TV Headphone
This piece of technology from Noontec boasts an unbelievable 50 hours of playback time!!! Yes, you read right, 50 hours of playback time. This insane battery life allows you binge watch your favorite tv shows without stopping to think of recharging.
The Noontec Hammo TV headphone has a docking station and can also connect to any Bluetooth transmitting device nearby.
- Very strong battery, ensuring there are no interruptions during your favorite shows
- Good sound quality
- Does not have a charging dock
- The build is not particularly solid and may start showing signs of wear after a while
The brains behind these headphones ensured that they catered to users with hearing loss. The RS195 has an audiophile sound quality, ensuring users get the best of the audio for every show or live game they watch.
The RS195 allows up to 2 headphones at the same time, while also boasting two different hearing boost modes- the Speech mode and the music mode. The speech mode is more effective for scenes where you want to hear the voices of the actors in the midst of all the background noise.
- Supports more than one user, as it allows more than one headphone
- It can be configured to your hearing content
- Relatively expensive and is not the first brand that will appeal to you when you are on a budget
- Ear pads are leatherette and tend to start peeling off after a period of time
Dolby has become a household name for electronics especially the home theatre system. Their headphones are packed with loads of features that make home entertainment, listening to your favourite songs and gaming more appealing.
These versatile headphones possess virtual surround sound, as it is able to mimic the sound effect of a multi-speaker set up. This accessory also has an innovative head tracking feature, this feature helps to ensure that you are “immersed” in the experience.
- Possesses adjustable active noise cancellation
- Supports high-quality audio codec ensuring low transmission latency
- Does not come with an external transmitter and hence cannot support plug-and-play
- They are expensive
These headphones are one of the best picks when looking for headphones you want to acquire strictly for watching your favourite TV shows and movies. They come with an RF base transmitter which is also a stand and battery charging station.
Sennheiser RS 185 headphones have a good sound that is suitable for TV, films and various music genres.
- Comes with a charging station
- Awesome sound quality
- They are expensive
- Open-back design allows too much noise interference from the surrounding
Another product from the stables of Sennheiser, this model possesses a dedicated RF stand with a good wireless range and low latency. They have a 1/8 AUX input that is compatible with a regular audio cable.
They also possess a good sound, with more bass and very importantly a closed design that does not leak as much as the RS 185.
- Better design that limits the amount of noise getting in from the surroundings
- Relatively cheap
- They do not possess many inputs and are limited
- Does not possess noise cancelling technology
These headphones are best for gaming and are also suitable for watching video content. They come with a station that is limited to the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4 and possess a few inputs that make them suitable for your television.
Their sound profile can also be customized to your preference, and they are well-designed with a comfortable feel for the wearer.
- Wireless dock charging
- Good and solid design
- Very low latency
SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless
This product is one of the few ones on the market that can do everything. It comes with a base transmitter that is compatible with Bluetooth and provides a latency-free wireless experience.
These versatile headphones are a bit pricey but are one of the best on the market that gives you the value you need.
- Impressive sound quality that enables you enjoy your shows or games
- Great design and are comfortable
- Possesses dual-battery charging system
- Latency-free experience that lets you connect your smartphone to your home theatre
- Relatively expensive
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
These headphones may be the most rounded option on this list, as you can wear it on your way to the office while commuting and then with your TV in the comfort of your home. They boast an excellent range with low latency codecs
- Noise cancelling features
- They possess intuitive controls with quality sound
- No pronounced cons