How To Use Headphones On a Digital TV With No Headphone Jack
How to Use Digital Headphones on Your RV's TV
Pictured Above: Bose® AE2 audio headphones
We have a Digital HDTV
that has no headphone jack, but I want to use headphones. The TV does have a single audio output jack. Would the output be compatible with Bose Headphones
? How can the volume be controlled? The TV speaker needs to be off when using the headphones.ANSWER:
Hi Steve, the RCA type jack that you are talking about on your TV is called a Coaxial Digital Audio Output Jack. In order to use your Bose Headphones on this TV you are first going to have to convert the Digital Audio to Analog Audio by using a Digital Audio To Analog Audio Converter/Decoder
You would then use a 3.5mm Stereo Female to RCA Male Y-Cable
to hook up your headphones
and the volume should be controlled by the headphones.Using Wireless Headphones
Personally I use Wireless Headphones
both at home as well as when we are out RVing. One of the greatest advantages of Wireless Headphones is that you can watch TV or listen to music at the volume level you prefer without disturbing other people. Wireless Headphones
are a great option if your RV has an outside entertainment center, by using the headphones, you will not disturb other campers. If you have more people that want to watch the TV, you can purchase extra pairs of headphones that can receive the headphone signal.
Sennheiser RS120 On-Ear Wireless RF Headphones
The headphones that
I personally use and love are Sennheiser RS120 On-Ear Wireless RF Headphones
(pictured above). They are comfortable to wear and the sound quality is excellent.Other Alternatives
Another alternative that would also improve the sound of your TV when you are not using headphones would be to use a Soundbar System
or Home Theater System
. Some of these systems also have built in headphone jacks.
The other advantage of these systems is that they will actually use the digital signals from your TV and convert them to the proper surround sound format which will enhance your sound experience when not using headphones.
Since I do not know what brand TV you have I cannot tell you exactly how to shut off your TV speakers. Usually in the built in menu system of the TV there is an option to shut off the internal speakers and output digital audio. In other cases there is an actual switch on the TV that can be used to shut off the speakers.
For more great information on TVs and RVing you should visit our Digital TV Tips For RVers page
Hope this helps.
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