It’s not fair using some $10 Headphones with your $1000 4K TV, right?
So why not switch to the little expensive wireless headphones for TV those would worth every penny spent on them?
Here we have assembled reviews for the best Wireless headphones for TV in 2018, including the most viral brands like Sennheiser, Sony, Bose and several others.
All the headphones are enormously tested and performed exceptionally well in our tests and further, we have tried to write a complete in-depth review, including the goods and bads of all the TV headphones.
Here you will find the TV headphones running on both wireless transmitter (RF technology) and ones equipped with Bluetooth technology, which can be used with Smart TV’s which have Bluetooth connectivity as an option.
Best Wireless Headphones for TV – Quick Look
|Sennheiser RS 120 |
|300 Feet||20 Hours|
|Sennheiser RS 170||240 Feet||24 Hours|
|Bose Sound Link 2||30 Feet||15 Hours|
|Sennheiser RS 175||300 Feet||18 Hours|
|Sony MDRRF985RK||150 Feet||25 Hours|
|Sennheiser RS 180||320 Feet||24 hours|
|RIF6 Digital||100 Feet||20 hours|
|30 Feet||30 Hours|
|Plantronics Backbeat Sense||300 Feet||18 Hours|
|Sony MDRXB650BT/B||30 Feet||30 Hours|
1. Sennheiser RS 120 – Most Popular Wireless TV Headphones 2018
We are a big Sennheiser fan, no doubt on that and luckily we got to feature RS 120 from Sennheiser at the top of this list.
After having a look at the price tag, which is very low , we doubted if they could be any good for the customers, and that mixed feeling led to the intense testing of these TV headphones, and Voila! they were truly exceptional.
Perfect pricing, powerful features and great out of the box design, all of these excellent features made these TV headphones earn the first spot on this list.
This can be a perfect one for anyone looking for a budget oriented yet excellent headphone, plus trust from such a big brand will never make you regret regarding after sales services .
Our Detailed Review:
These are certainly the cheapest yet great headphones in our review and there are actually several reasons to it. Equipped with advanced technology at a very low price tag makes them an even better choice for customers.
The wireless technology is exceptionally great, and it truly offers you a connectivity up to 100 meters. Battery installed does a great job providing a range of up to 20 hours, and you can expect a range of up to 2-3 days assuming that you don’t invest more than 5 hours daily watching TV.
These are the open back headphones, the design which allows the sounds to pass freely and surrounding sounds to enter easily. We can’t refer to it as an ambient sound technology, but still, it creates a good balance between external and internal sounds.
Above all the headphones weigh dead less and will barely make you feel that you got something on top of your head.
Don’t be confused between the wireless Rf technology and Bluetooth technology. The Sennheiser RF 120 do not come equipped with Bluetooth in any case, so if you are planning to use them as multipurpose headphones like connecting with your tablet or other smartphones in spare time, then you would not be able to do that. These are ideally built for TV and performs exceptionally well when used with them.
- Multiple Dock connectivity up to 100 receivers
- Up to 300 feet of insane wireless connectivity
- Interference-free channels for clear reception
- 20 hours of long operational battery life
- Quite small in size for large heads
RS 160 can save you some good bucks if you are gonna go for it. Being the best selling wireless TV headphone till date, we can surely say that you will not find a reason for not buying it. From battery range to the connectivity range, everything works great, and also do not forget the excellent bass that comes along with it.
2. Sennheiser RS 170 – Best Wireless headphones for TV
Sennheiser by far is the most popular brand when it comes to wireless TV headphones. Though we can’t say same about Bluetooth headphones for TV, it is definitely ruling the market when it comes down to RF technology.
RS170 is a mid-priced headset with some great features like multi-receiver transmission and dynamic bass. Overall these are the power-packed TV wireless headphones by Sennheiser which we believe is worth your attention.
RS 170 features the Dynamic Bass Boost and Surround Sound simulation mode for the best of music experience, that can be turned on from the buttons provided over the headphones.
Little heating has been the problem with Sennheiser in most of the TV headphones. The headphones may start making you feel little warm near the ear if you are going to use it for longer term, but again looking at the comfort level it provides,You are going to feel it in very rare situations, and if you are going to use them in intervals and not continuously for several hours, then we don’t see any problem over there
Our Detailed Review
Sennheiser RS 170 are by far the best mid-budget TV headphones after the low priced RS 120. Talking about the features, they do come with multiple headphones connectivity option, utilizing which a complete family of up to 4 people can connect 4 headphones to the same audio source, be it TV or Home theater. We do have seen other headphones from the same brand with options up to 2 headphones connectivity, but this one seems to be a step ahead than it.
I hope you will agree to it when we say that BAss is the most important part of the headphones, and in RS 170 turning on the surround and Bass has been made extremely easy with the physical buttons on top, which also include separate buttons for volume controls.
With the use of neodymium ferrous magnet, the manufacturer has completely focused on clear sound reproduction so that you never feel like you compromised in terms of audio clarity.
The design is not much different to Rf 180 but is quite different as compared to other headphones from the series. Last but not the least, overall weight of these wireless TV headphones is just 216gms, which is an excelleing thing.
- Multi-receiver transmission allowing up to 4 headphones connectivity
- Easy to switch surround sound and dynamic bass modes
- Closed back design with detailed audio reproduction
- Light weight and premium pverall design
- Minor heating of drivers after continuous use for couple of hours
- Control buttons are difficult to discren
If you are somehow stuck in mid budget and want a transmiiter which can be used by complete family at a time, then you can and you should give this a chance. It also comes with special addons like Neodiym ferrous magnet, that will take your overall listening experience to the next level.
3. Bose Sound Link 2 -Best Bluetooth TV Headphones
When its Bose you do not dare to doubt. Sound Link 2, It might be expensive but its perfect, Deep immersive sound , best in class EQ , and a neat design on top which is enough to evoke a user.
Use it with your TV or with your phone, the advanced Bluetooth technology loaded in it makes it easy to use with all of the music devices in the market.
The company has been existing since a long time in the market and has been known for producing excellent gadgets including headphones and speakers. We also agree that they are expensive manufacturers but if we compare the quality with the price then everything invested is totally worth.
Our Detailed Review
Bose Sound Link, 2 can’t be compared with any other headphones in our list, as the technology on which the other TV headphones and these wireless TV headphones run is different. Bose Sound Link 2 doesn’t feature RF transmission and that is its plus point, as this allows the easy connectivity to Smart TVs and gadgets.
The sound Link 2 features intense, immersive and improved EQ with best in class performance. As mentioned these TV headphones makes it easy to switch between multiple devices connected simultaneously. Also not to be mentioned but these TV headphones do come with a mic system allowing you to take calls on the go.
The only downside of using these headphones over the Rf headphones is the transmittance range. RF has always been above Bluetooth in terms of transmittance range, general Bluetooth headphones offer no greater than 10 meters of connectivity range, while the Rf headphones start from 50 meters and go upto 110 meters, which is definitely an exceptional range.
- Unsurpassed Crisp Sound
- Convenient Physical controls over drivers for seamless switching
- 15 hours of excellent Battery range
- Latest wireless Bluetooth technology
- No Cons
Pricing is a bit higher than average, but as it comes from leading brand, that thing is acceptable. Moreover, It is packed with all the robust features including great bass and best in class equalizer. So If you want to get the multi purpose headphones to use with TV and other devices running on Bluetooth or just a normal Bluetooth TV headphones over traditional RF headphones, then these would end up being an excellent choice.
4. Sennheiser RS 175 – With Multiple Modes for Bass and Surround Sound
Sennheiser RS 175 is another addition to the RS series as closed back circumaural headphones with some brilliant features and build quality.
Sennheiser started from RS 120 and went up higher both in terms of feature and quality. To the end of the line, we do have RS195 but we are not going to mention that on our list to keep the variation, plus we found RS175 more superior as compared to RS195 and RS185 in terms of overall performance , plus you get to pay more for the newer versions.
Our detailed Review:
No doubt the Rf series from Sennheiser is the best series of wireless TV headphones, and Rs 175 there is a great addition to it. With high connectivity range on these TV headphones, you can easily enjoy music from your bed, while the TV being far away on your wall.
The headphones come with some new options which were not there is previous TV headphones mentioned above, that are options to change virtual surround modes and bass controls, the control buttons to which are present on the driver itself so that you can turn on the features when you need them.
They are multi-purpose headphones which can be used with any device having an analog output [ Left, Right RCA or 3.55 audio port], which makes it super compatible with smartphones and tablets.
The design and build quality are top notched, and the work is done on comfort level is also petty fine. Not to forget, they come with cushion pads on both drivers and headbands for better comfort to ears. You also get an excellent battery life of 18 hours with them.
In the initial days, you might face some problem with the control buttons. The buttons are sticky and almost flat on the surface so it would be confusing for you to press the right button during initial days of use. We during the reviews tried to increase the volume but ended up decreasing it and then tried for the second time. Not a big issue but still need to be addressed, also a long-term use of these TV headphones will start sweating on the sides of the ear, as they are designed to be sweat proof, you will start feeling some heat around, but again that’s an issue you will notice when you use them for longer period
- Up to 100m of Connectivity/Delivery range
- Transmitter Supports both Analog and Digital inputs
- Multi Headphones connectivity option
- Dedicated Bass and Virtual Surround sound modes
- It takes some time to get familiar with inline control buttons
- Cushion Cups could have been softer
The price tag is set to be in mid-budget, which would be a good investment for such power packed headphones. It comes with options of a pack of 2 headsets and 1 headset, so you choose a package depending on your preference. The overall sound and bass performance are great like other Sennheiser headphones, making them great wireless headphones for TV.
5. Sony MDRRF985RK – With Noise Reduction Technology
Sony has been in the market for quite a very long time and needs less to say it is one of the most trusted brands when it comes to anything related to sound devices. Be it Be it headphones, Speakers or music system in smartphones, the quality is always excellent.
Today here, we are reviewing the great MDRRF985RK, which is the best and most cost-effective wireless headphones for TV from Sony.
With that said, let’s dive in into the specifications of this great wireless TV headsets.
Though equipped with standard 40mm drivers, the headphones may still feel like a bulky stuff to some users. Though it must be kept in mind that the large drivers favor the noise reduction technology that comes along with the headphones, better the ears are covered, better the use of noise reduction technology.
Our Detailed Review:
If you are looking for the branded wireless TV headphones that should also perform well on the terms of noise cancellation, then this would work great, but if you come down to getting the perfect headphone for TV with excellent build quality then you might be certainly disappointed. With the matte black finish on top manufacturer have tried to give it a great look but at some point, you may feel like they failed to do so in terms
With the matte black finish on top manufacturer have tried to give them a great look, but at some point, you may feel like they failed to do good in terms of build quality. However, looking at the price tag that comes along with them, a single minor issue is doable.
They also come with an excellent connectivity range of 50m, which will never let you into the interference issue. Setting it up is dead easy with any TV or FM radio, plus with 900mhz frequency , the sound is very clear and brilliant and it is really hard to say any negative things about those aspects. Also if you have been troubled by battery issues on your previous headphones then it is not going to be the same case with these TV headphones.
- Expressive sound system
- Automatic tuning for optimum signal reception
- Superior Noise Reduction technology
- Excellent battery life of up to 25 hours on a single charge.
- Could be little bit bulky for few users
- Not so good overall build quality
The headphones are one of the lowest priced wireless TV headphones from Sony and perform really well in all the technical aspects. So If you don’t want to compromise in terms of features and also flying under the budget then this could be a steal deal for you. We assure you that they are never going to disappoint you when it comes to sound quality or price range.
6. Sennheiser RS 180 Digital Wireless – Best Open Back TV headphones
Though RS 180 is the younger sibling to RS185 still it is no less than the newer model.It is an open back classy set of TV headphones, which would definitely be an eye candy for you.
The headphone works on same RF technology and is a quite powerful one. Though these TV headphones are very pricey as compared to other headphones in our list and are not easily affordable by everyone, still we believe giving them a big shot would end up being beneficial in both long and short run.
Looking at the features even a non-audiophile can say how great this headphone is. Great Sound, multiple connectivities and high connectivity range, this little beast has got everything in there.
So let’s move one step ahead and have a look at our detailed review.
Our Detailed review:
Rs 180 comes equipped with a bigger and better battery life which not just lasts well but also performs well. The design of the headphone is kept as an open back, unlike other Sennheiser TV headphones, giving an extra hand over the other models. It comes with the standard audio jack of 3.5mm and no 6.3mm jack, unlike other few TV headphones. They also come equipped with automatic level control for the optimum sound level so the audio never hits you in the ear.
As said, you also get the option to connect up to a maximum of 4 headphones to the same source. This could be a very convenient option for a family who likes to enjoy watching TV together.
They come with the standard audio jack of 3.5mm and no 6.3mm jack, unlike other few TV headphones. They also come equipped with automatic level control for the optimum sound level so the audio never hits you in the ear.
Last but not the least, the audio and bass performance is superb and clear, plus with 320feet of connectivity range you will never notice any interference issue even if you roam around the house (unless you have a 2500sqft of yacht).
- Multi receiver transmission for upto 4 device connectivity
- Automatic audio level control
- Excellent and premium design
- Long Battery life of up to compleye one day
- Not So Comfortable for long term use
- High price Point
The RS180 is also a tough competition to other Sennheiser TV headphones regardless the price it carries. If you are an audiophile and looking for some open back TV headset then this is the one. Though as compared to similar headphones from Sennheiser, you will not find anything new in technical terms, but in regrads to design, it simply outlast other TV headphones.
7. RIF6 Digital Wireless – No Sound Leakage from Large Drivers
RIF6 Digital wireless from RIF6 are very popular headphones in the market and comes at a very decent price.
If you have been reading our reviews, you must have noticed that we focus much on the price factor, and that’s because we don’t want to keep you in darkness, we instead make it clear about the price so that in case you have a fixed budget, then you can follow up with the rest of the review according to that.
RIF6 is an electronics company known for producing headphones, projectors and other electrical devices. After having so much experience in the field they have come up with these great TV wireless headphones which are great competitors to the TV headphones from major headphones.
Our Detailed Review
These TV headphones do not come from a very renowned brand but feature offered by the company as such price tag made it one of the best wireless headphones for TV in our list.
Talking about the build quality of the headphones, they are perfectly built both in terms of design and feel. The ear cups are comfortable to wear for a longer period and do not cause any heating or sweating around the ears. The sound quality is brilliant and there can’t be any negative thoughts about it.
However, these TV headphones miss the noise cancellation feature, but the extremely fit drivers will barely make you feel about that missing feature. The headphones support fast charging and you do get an extra battery for future use.
We have got the review from users complaining about the auto turn off feature, which automatically turns of the headphones after 6 minutes if no sound is transmitted. So to make it clear here, that feature is important for wireless TV headphones to save battery, as the headphones are connected to RF transmitter all the time, this feature helps in saving the battery when the headphones are not operational.
- Equipped with Smart Feature like Led indicator and On Ear Controls
- Crystal Clear Sound with frequency ratio of 30HZ – 20kHZ
- 100 feet of coonectivity range
- Low price
- Auto Turn off feature could be bit annoting
It is possible that these branded TV headphones may sound new to you, but believe us they are equally popular as other wireless TV headphones in our list are. The headphones are powerful in terms of sound and will also keep you under the budget. Along with the control buttons and led lights they make them stand out of the crowd.
8. Cowin E-7 – Bluetooth Noise Cancelling Headphones
Being the best selling wireless headphones , these headphones ranks well in best Bluetooth headphones for TV in 2018. The cowin E7 fits well,sounds great and moreover comes under the budget
The headphones come packed with the active noise-canceling feature, just turn it on and get focused on the movies on your TV.Even if you are surrounded by crowd or have your home near to some airport, the noise cancellation feature is going to work perfectly fine.
The headphones are designed well from the inside as well as outside .When on ears gives the pillow-like softness, being light weight they do not pressurize much on the head which never makes it feel like you have something over the head.
The Volume control buttons over the headphones are quite confusing. Manufacturer has added the volume up button at the button followed by volume down button at the top which took us some time to get used to them while the review process.
Also the headphones runs only on Bluetooth technology and if you do not have a smart TV equipped with Bluetooth,then they are of no use to you
- Sound is very true and clear
- Noise Cancellation is the shining point of these TV headphones
- Very good on price point
- Pretty large enough to fit any ear sizes
- Controls are quite clumsy and confusing
Due to its low price and high-end feature the headphones has become quite popular among customers, So In case you can not spend a lot of money on a Bluetooth TV headphones then you should consider this one. But remember these are not the RF headphones and would not work with a normal TV with no Bluetooth installed.
9. Plantronics Backbeat Sense – High Bluetooth Connectivity Range
You will fall in love with these headphones once you put them on over your ears.They are soft, they are of perfect size plus they carry the advance technology which automatically turns off the music once you pull them down from your ears. Moreover, they are compatible with all the Smart TVs equipped with Bluetooth technology, making them the ultimate solution to every single device you love to hear music on.
The headphones not only carry the features stated above but also comes with awesome battery life which can give you non-stop music playback up to 18 hours.
Talking about the connectivity range, these headphones running Bluetooth technology offers connectivity up to 100 meters from the range of your TV or other gadgets, which will help you in enjoying music conveniently.
Being packed with such advanced technology, the feature that’s missing in these headphones is the noise cancellation technology. The reason behind is that it does not cover the ear completely being small and compact in size, other than this if the noise cancellation feature is not on your checklist of wireless than these are the best for you.
- Rich Audio quality supported with Excellent Bass Mechanism
- Light Weight supported with beautiful Design and Color
- Smart Sensor Technology
- 100 meters of Bluetooth connectivity
- Dual noise Cancellation Microphone
- No noise cancellation technology in drivers.
The design and look of the headphones are something which would grab your attention instantly, also talking about the comfort, the earbuds features a soft cushion which will allow you to use them for a longer period of time. For someone looking for Bluetooth TV headphones with excellent connectivity range must go for them
10. Sony MDRXB650BT/B – Extra Bass TV Headphones
The name is enough when you get to hear about a music device designed by Sony.
The design of these headphones is top notched , plus you get a really excellent quality cushion over your ear which would never make you feel like to take these wireless headphones off
These headphones do have NFC as a connectivity option. and are compatible with all the smart TV’s which have Bluetooth or NFC as connectivity option.
The bass of the headphones is something which is a special feature. We do have seen headphones from Sony in past with electronic bass features and same has been integrated into these this TV headphones.
No doubt you are getting some excellent sound quality and bass enhancement in it but it still misses the noise cancellation feature which may not bother you when you are at home using them with TV, but in case you are going to use them with your mobile phones then you might feel like you need that feature. However, its no hidden fact that extra bass will decrease the surrounding noise to much extent.
- Very well placing of controls
- Equipped with modern NFC technology
- Supreme Bass and Sound Blockage
- Comfort is not upto the point
These are going to be ideal headphones who want to invest in multipurpose headphones for the use with TV, mobile phones, and other devices. The price very reasonable and we believe you will love the the premium bass that comes with it.
Wireless Headphones for TV – Buyer’s Guide
Points to be Considered while buying TV Headphones:
Before you buy some wireless TV headphones you need a keep some of the points in considerations. In order to get the most of your investment, the headphones should fulfill all of your needs. Below you get to see the most important point which should be considered