One of the questions that I’m frequently asked is: Why do I predominantly review wireless TV headphones on my site? A good question that I want to take a few moments to answer. While that may indeed appear to be the case, I assure you that I have no prejudice against wired headphones. In fact, I understand that they are extremely popular nowadays and many of them offer loss-free audio better than many of the wireless headphones on the market today. I also understand that some people actually prefer using wired headphones for watching TV — provided that the cord is long enough to not make them feel like they are tied down and can’t move around their living room freely.
Which is why I continue to work so hard on researching and selecting the best products for review. Regardless of how they are designed. And today, one of the great products that I have chosen to review in the wired TV headphones category is the Sennheiser HD 65 TV Headphones. So without further adieu, let’s take a look at the key features of this product — including its pros and cons — and figure out whether the HD 65 is really worth its price-tag or not.
In-Depth Review of Sennheiser HD 65 TV Closed Back Dynamic Headphones for TVs
Design and Wearing Comfort
The HD 65 TV headphone system comes with a closed back and features dynamic stereo effects. You can tell by its design, that this headphone is specifically designed for watching television and movies. Another great feature is that this headphone is very comfortable to wear thanks to its around the ear design and high-quality leatherette ear pads. Its neodymium magnets and lightweight diaphragms allow the headphone to deliver high-quality reproduction of TV audio and features truly superb dialogue clarity.
One thing that I really noticed about this product is that its smooth ear pads are not uncomfortable to wear, even after using the headphone for several hours and this leaves many users, including me, very happy with this product. It also comes with a very long 17-foot connection cable and could be connected to almost any TV with its 6.3 mm stereo adapter. If you want or need a cord that is a little bit longer, then you can always add a 15-foot Stereo Headphone Extension to be able to enjoy a greater distance from the TV, however, I feel that the 17-foot cord would be more than long enough for most people.
When you are using this headphone, other people can still enjoy the program with the sound on, and they can also easily control the volume from the remote of the TV. They can also connect the headphone to the stereo as the headphone has the standard plug used for most radios, phones, and stereos.
It also has great volume controls because you can control the left and right ear pad volumes separately. This is especially useful for those with hearing problems who need a higher volume but don’t want to disturb everyone in the home.
This product features a design that covers the ears completely. Which means that there is virtually no sound leakage and you can really focus on your music without having to worry about other noises seeping in and destroying your listening experience. This design also allows you to enjoy unparalleled spoken voice clarity, which is great for games on your computer or favorite game system. I’ve met many current users who feel that these headphones are pretty good for their independent volume control and voice clarity. I couldn’t agree more with them.
Quick Connection Guide
To connect it to your typical “tube” TV, you will usually use a headphone jack on the front or back of the TV. However, if you have a new flat-screen TV, you can typically connect them on the side or back of the TV. This can be done with either the RCA male jacks, a 3.5 mm stereo female jack or a Y-cable 6-inch adapter. You can then adjust the headphone size to fit your head and enjoy your program or music any way you want.
- Very comfortable to wear with the design of the headphone
- The sound quality is excellent
- Can plug into stereos, radios and phones
- It’s wired. Cord length determines how far you can move from your TV
Conclusion-Should You Buy This?
For those of you who do not want to disturb anyone while you are enjoying your TV programs will probably enjoy the Sennheiser HD 65 TV Closed Back Dynamic Headphone. These headphones are also very durable, which means you’ll have a long time to enjoy their crystal-clear audio quality. If this sounds good to you, then these headphones might be worth checking out.