Choosing the best wireless headphones for tv can be a significant investment, so here’s my top 10 list of factors to take in to account when choosing your of set wireless headphones.
- Brand.The first of these is the brand of the headphones. Among the big brands are the likes of Sennheiser, Sony and Phillips. Although you are likely to pay more for a brand-name, you are also purchasing peace of mind at the same time.
- Cost. This is going to be entirely dependent on your budget, i.e. how much you are prepared to spend. When setting your budget, take into account how long you would reasonably expect a set of headphones to last. This reflects on my first point regarding brands. A brand-name may cost you more, but it’s likely that the headphones from a well-known company will last considerably longer than a set from a manufacturer that you’ve never heard of.
- Warranty.Check that the retailer and/or manufacturer offer a warranty of some description. If not, warranties can also be purchased from companies such as SquareTrade, normally for a quite reasonable fee. Remember that this cost will need to be taken into account when comparing other models that may have a warranty included.
- Range. When considering range, think about where you are most likely to be using the wireless headphones, and how far away they will be from the base station. As a minimum, the headset should be able to receive an undistorted signal for at least 300 feet.
- Battery Life.It somewhat defeats the purpose of using wireless headphones when you’re constantly having to recharge the batteries. Look at how long the batteries will take to charge, and then how long that charge will last.
- Comfort.If possible, try out some different types of headphones before you buy. Put them on and see how they feel. Of main concern here is the weight of the headphones – they need to be light enough so you can enjoy wearing them for a sustained period of time.
- Ease of Use. Wireless headphones will typically have controls such as volume located on the headphones themselves, and some can even come with a remote controller. Make sure that the controls are easy to access and are responsive.
- New or used.Personally, I would never buy a used pair of headphones. You may save yourself some money, but you never know where those ears have been!
- Reception.The quality of the sound should be crystal clear, and there shouldn’t be interference, regardless of the number of other electrical appliances that are operating in your household.
- Sound quality.The standard of wireless headphones is very high today, and you may be quite pleasantly surprised at just how good the sound can be. Again, if you can try before you buy, do so. Otherwise check out user reviews on websites such as Amazon.
The Best Wireless Headphones For TV – A Top 10 Buyers Guide