Sometimes, a request to a selling representant doesn’t have to be complicated: “What are the best headphones for TV?”. However, the seller at the store might have a few more questions to ask you before suggesting a product: “How is your TV set up?”, “What is the distance from the couch to your TV?”, “Are there going to be anything like objects in the way?”. Then, the choice might start to get complicated, but we think there’s a model at the moment that manages to surpass all the competition, and that’s a good choice no matter what the restrictions in your living room or bedroom are.
The name of this product is the RS120, from Sennheiser. The strength of this model mainly comes in the powerful and reliable RF signals that it emits to its base on which you can also charge the unit. Contrarily to the infrared signal used in some tv headphones, models like the RS120 use a signal that makes all the questions above just about irrelevant. The headphones and the emitter could even be on two different floors and the signal would still make its way through! Even someone sitting outside with the headphones on could keep listening to the sound.
Is Infrared signal still relevant? Well, this is questionable because as of May 2014, the Sennheiser RS 120 can be bought for under $100 online. The infrared models do have a certain price advantage in the general sense, but the cheap price is just about as acceptable as it gets for some wireless tv headphones. This makes infrared technology and the need to be aligned with the receiver look pretty bad. For the price, the bass is certainly impressive as well. Also, out of 5061 reviews, which is massive, the Sennheiser RS 120 got 2561 5-stars reviews and 1254 4-stars reviews, which means it has a proven trackrecord over a large number of purchases. So, headphones with RF signals might just have become the best headphones for TV, all price ranges considered.