Question about Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Wireless headphone connection to multiple components?

I purchased the Panasonic SE-DIR800C wireless headphones. There are three input jacks: one optical, one digital, one analog. I would like to use the 'phones to listen to my DVR and DVD components. Problem is that neither of these units have unused optical outlets. And, moreover, I have only one optical input jack.

I'd like to find a way to use the headphones similar to a wired set: i.e. plug into one place on my receiver so that all attached components would be audible via the wireless set. My home theater system is a Denon AVR 3805. There are plenty of unused optical jacks in the back (opt 3, 4, 5, etc.), but I do not know how to...or if I even can...map the output jack to the headphones.

At this point, all I can come up with is the idea of splitting the optical input from the back of the wireless set, and then splitting each optical output from the components. But that would mean 3 splitters and 6 cables and surely there must be a better way.

Any help and advice would be fantastic. Thanks! --alias4cat

Posted by on

  • alias4cat Jan 07, 2009

    That was a fast answer; thank you mikeymiddles. I'm a newbie and darned if I am still a bit befuddled. I previously tried connecting to "optical 3" and received no headphone sound in return. Of course, I didn't know how to assign "optical 3" to the headphone, so that may have been the problem. Currently, I have connected via a digital coax to the DVD (which is the only unassigned jack left on the unit). The audio is pretty good.



    Are you suggesting I use the analog jacks? What about the quality of sound difference between analog and digital optical cable connections? I purchased the headphones to lessen arguments over late night (loud) DVD viewing, but I don't wish to lessen the quality of sound I've become accustomed to either.

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 58 Answers

Cat,    Splitting an optical output is not recommended.  In fact it would require an optical patch bay, which would be overkill. You could use the headphone output on the front of the Denon AVR3805.    Because this output is behind a door it might be a cleaner looking set up to use the optical output on the top left looking at the back of the unit.  Because those two optical outputs are labeled "optical 3 and 4" they are zone outputs, they should work without having to "map" or patch them internally. The outputs here will be controlled independently as zones from the receiver's remote.      The easiest option looks to be the analog "pre output" located in the middle of the back of the receiver.  The left-most two rca jacks you want to use are labeled "front" and are white over red.  This output will work fine.  Control of the volume will be from the headphone unit and not the receiver.          

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

  • Michael Mittelsdorf
    Michael Mittelsdorf Jan 07, 2009

    The analog connection should work fine. With analog connections there is the possibility of the sound quality suffering, but not if you set proper levels. Remember before 1988 there was no digital audio. There was still amazing quality of sound given the proper gain structure with good components.

    The primary differences with digital and analog audio in consumer audio products is the lack of signal degradation through the signal path (analog:lots of patching = more signal loss) and with digital it is not as necessary to carefully match input and output gain because the gain level is encoded in the digital signal. Note that your headphones are made with an analog amplifier and transducers (speakers). Less expensive digital audio products can contain cheap, low quality digital to analog converters... these can really diminish audio quality. With an analog signal it helps greatly to use heavy cables with gold plated connectors to achieve the highest quality audio possible.

    If you use 5 as an average setting (on a scale of 1-10) for digital gain, and 7 or 8 as an average for analog gain you should not have a problem. Listen carefully to different program material and you will arrive at a good level and your audio quality will not suffer.

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Pioneer VSX-456 headphone jack problem


No the headphone jack doesn't disable the speakers. There are two switches in the lower middle of the receiver that are labeled speaker A and B. Pushing one of these should disconnect the speakers from the receiver.

Feb 16, 2014 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Sennheiser 126 connect to tv


You should be able to hook the tv to the cable box the cable box should have your A/V jacks. If so unplug the PS3 plug in your receiver to the cable box and run the PS3 through the receiver. Also check the side of the tv for HDMI inputs if you have HMDI you can go to Radio Shack and get a converter to go from HDMI into A/V

Nov 07, 2013 | Sennheiser Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

I have recently purchased SONY MDR-DS6500 wireless headphones. Wireless transmitter have two inputs (1) Audio In : Optical Digital Input (2) Analog Stereo Input mini jack. I would like to hook it up to my...


Its all about the quality of the converter in the Headphone unit.

If the quality is lower than the quality of the converter in the receiver, then using the head jack is a better idea. Since there is more room, power, and money going into the receiver, it may be better

I do not believe that there is a cheap way to connect to the headphone with optical audio

The only way to be sure though, is to test it and see. Connect your computer to the receiver with HDMI, play audio through, and compare it to when you just connect your computer to the headphones, via optical audio

Oct 21, 2013 | Sony Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

HOW TO CONNECT HEAD PHONES TO TV


is it a wireless headphone or a wired one..??

genrally wired headphone use 3.5 mm audio jack ... try to find the 3.5 mm jack input on your tv and connect the headphone..

Sep 09, 2013 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Where do I plug in on the back to connect wireless headphones?


Your Tv needs a 3 mm headphone input. This is where you input your wireless headphone receiver . I checked a few websites and did not see them indicating this TV has a 3mm Headphone jack?? Double check !

Sep 22, 2012 | Sharp LC32D59U 32 LCD TV

1 Answer

Attempting to hook up wireless headphones. Jack would not fit into audio receptical


There are at least three different sizes of headphone jacks. You can purchase an inexpensive adapter at Radio Shack or just about any store that sells electronics. Also, you said "audio" jack. Be sure to plug into the HEADPHONES or PHONES jack if the set has one -- some do and some don't.

May 17, 2011 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Where do I plug my headphones into a Sony DAV-FX900KW home theatre system? I'm playing X-Box 360 (on TV/VCR1) but can't get any sound off my Philips wireless headphones. Appreciate any help


There is a headphone jack on the Sony's front panel, on the right near the bottom edge. Connect the sender part of your wireless headphones to that jack. You may need some form of adapter depending on the sender's input connectors. If the wireless headphone system is working properly, this will give you sound.

Dec 03, 2010 | Sony Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Want a TV wireless headphone with no headphone jack or audio out


You may have to connect the headset through a VCR or DVD player that does have the output connections.

Sep 05, 2009 | Panasonic Viera TC-32LZ800 32 in. LCD HDTV

2 Answers

Connecting wireless headphones


You should be able to get a cable with your headphone jack on one end and the standard left and right RCA jacks on the other end from just about any electronic store. Carl.

Sep 09, 2007 | Denon AVR-2807 Receiver

Not finding what you are looking for?
Audio Players & Recorders Logo

Related Topics:

1,634 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Audio Players & Recorders Experts

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

5686 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

76099 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85108 Answers

Are you an Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...