If you’re looking for a set of TV-friendly headphones, be you movie buff, full-on gamer or a bit of both, there’s gear for you.
Watching TV can be a great group activity, but sometimes you just want – or need – to go it alone. Headphones and television make a great couple, allowing that extra element of escape from the world around you through total immersion in what you’re viewing. Or you may be a night owl and would rather hear things loud and clear instead of struggling to discern low volumes, worrying all the time whether you’re going to wake somebody. Here are three of our favourite pieces of gear for the dedicated TV addict, the ace gamer, or the bit-of-everything all-rounder.
Sennheiser RS175-U RF Wireless Headphone System
The RS175 is perfect for anybody wanting primo TV sound, with wireless freedom of movement. The base station looks after the wires, while the closed back headset design means you’ll be ensconced in your own world – plus it connects via standard 3.5mm socket, classic RCA or digital optical.
Astro A50 Wireless + Base Station for PlayStation and PC
If your TV viewing amounts to games and plenty of them, this one’s the crème de la crème of gaming headsets. Another wireless unit with base station combo, the A50 Wireless supports PS5, PS4, PC and Mac, packing in top-of-the-line acoustics with the comfort – and durability – that gamers require.
SteelSeries Arctis Pro Gaming Headset
Want cans to handle anything you use the TV for, be it movie or game? Look no further, for here’s a top wired jack-of-all-trades. Gaming? Slide out the mic and get pew-pewing. Relaxing with a favourite show or a film? Retract the mic while you lavish in awesome stereo surround sound.