To which I said – there’s a lot of difference between the two.
So why get headphones to watch tv?
One of the most common reasons why most people buy wireless headphones as opposed to corded headphones is that you get unrestricted movement.
Meaning you don’t have to be sitting right in front of your tv because your cord only stretches 3 feet away. I mean why do that, you might as well sit 3 feet away with the volume turned up.
But isn’t the sound quality bad?
Well, the sound quality is pretty much identical to that of corded headphones. The electrical components in the devices is the same as other headphones so it will operate the same, the only difference being how the sound is transmitted to the headphones.
How is sound transmitted?
Wireless headphones operate with two kinds of transmitters – infrared and RF transmission.
Infrared transmitters have a shorter range of transmission in your household, which means that it will work if you’re in the vicinity of your tv, but not so well if you good into another room.
If you want to be able to go into other rooms of your house while listening to your tv, then you can still do this, but with headphones that use RF transmission.
The range of RF transmitters can go up to 300 feet away from the transmitter. Which means that you can even listen to you tv out side while gardening.
However, depending on what type of other wifi devices you have in the house the only draw back would be that it can get interference with other frequencies such as wireless phones or wireless speakers.
But most wireless headphones for tv also come with a frequency tuner, which means that if your default frequency creates interference then you have a number of other frequencies to choose from.
Listening to tv in the bedroom
One of the best places where wireless headphones come in handy is in the bedroom.
If you can’t sleep for instance – late at night – and you want to watch a bit of television without disturbing the rest of your household then wireless headphones are ideal.
All you have to do is switch it on and lay back and watch tv in bed.
Now just because these headphones are wireless doesn’t mean that they cost the earth. You can pick up some great headphones under 50 and enjoy the sound it gves you.