OK So the new LG 32" TV is mounted on the wall.
Set up required a modest brain transplant but fairly normal for a
I understand it has an output which can be used with optically fed
Anyone care to explain what bits are needed as the on-line manual is
less than helpful.
I suspect it is referring to the limited number of earphones which come
with a special Bluetooth transmitter which connects to the optical output
of audio devices, TVs etc.
The only make I recall are Sennheiser but there may be others.
You could, perhaps, cobble together a version by getting an optical to
analogue interface / converter and connecting the output to a Bluetooth
Bluetooth transmitters which take an audio input and generate a Bluetooth
transmission you can pair with are surprisingly cheap- I recently bought
one of EBay for about £4 to link a TV’s audio to an audio system with a
If it has bluetooth, and you have bluetooth headphones, then (in theory)
all you need to do it enable bluetooth on the TV and "pair" them (a one
off process where you introduce one device to the other).
You may find some audio lag - but that does vary with the particular
headphones. The TV also usually has an adjustment to compensate. I have
found it more noticeable on my "entry level" Boltune headphones, that
observed on a set decent Sony ones.
I can try later on with that TV if you need more guidance....
You don't say whether the audio input is optical or not.
The better TVs have optical and Bluetooth outputs as standard, as well
as a range of others, so there should be no need for the OP to 'cobble
together' anything no matter how cheap.
That is a different question entirely.
How much do you want to spend?
Seriously, especially as you’ve indicated some hearing issues, you probably
don’t want to go ‘top end’, especially for TV use.
I’ve been looking on Amazon for a pair, also for a TV. While I’ve not
ordered them yet- just haven’t got around to it- I’m probably going to go
for a cheapy pair ‘Amazon Choice’ flagged. If they aren’t acceptable, I can
always return them. The reviews are generally good. I forget the exact
price but under £30.
Headphones tend to be a 'persona' kind of thing, for both fit and sound
My view is that if you have some hearing loss, merely using headphones
in the first place will cut out a lot of extraneous noise and you'll
experience clearer sound anyway. I'd suggest a pair of 'over-ear'
headphones rather than 'on ear' or 'in ear' types as they cut out more
room noise than the other types. Experimentation is really the best way
On Wednesday, 19 February 2020 09:45:59 UTC, Tim Lamb wrote:
Sony WH-CH510, £40 from John Lewis, Argos, etc. Absolutely
brilliant. Comfortable for hours at a time, battery lasts for
35 hours on a charge, comes with appropriate USB-C charging
cable. You can get them in black, blue, or white if that is
important to you. I got white, although they are a very pale
blue/grey in reality and they set off my sartorial grace
I use mine for keeping my mind occupied on long walk where
they work very well indeed to block out road noise even though
they aren't noise-cancelling. They are the "on-ear" type where
padded ear cups press on the ear (rather than "over ear" which
are larger and envelope the ear completely, or those "ear buds"
which you cram right down the lug'ole and give you the ability
to develop infections). I tried many different headphones at the
displays in a few different shops and by far these were the
best. Other headphones in the price range either had notably
poorer sound quality, headbands which were too tight or too
loose, or a combination thereof.
Problem I can see is they are still going to need their battery charging.
Which means returning them to a charging point of some sort. So no real
advantage over any type of cordless headphones. But may well have a degree
of latency other types won't have.
*War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
The Amazon Choice ones I mentioned have a claimed run time on batteries of
As for the ‘lag’, in the past I found you soon learned to ignore it.
The beauty of wireless is you can move around without getting straggled -
even pop to the loo or to make tea / coffee- without thinking about it.
On Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:08:26 UTC, Brian Reay wrote:
Yes it's very handy, I do this with my iphone/ipad and the airpods,
and if I do go out of range and the signal stops my idevice also stops at t
point so when I return I can press play again.
Or if I've only just been 'cut-off' by retracing my steps I find that the '
track' has been paused for a short time and will continue where it left off
, but this is only if it;s cut off for a few seconds.
But I've only noticed this with podcasts, because as I don't normally liste
n to music with airpods so there is a chance I have missed a word or two bu
t didn't notice.
I don't think this works with headphones listening to the TV or radio.
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