Can these be hooked up so you can hear the tv external speakers as well?
Hello I have a question that may seem simple to audio experts but i am stumped. I recently bought my grandfather the MDR-RF970RK from best buy. The outcome I wanted was to be able to watch tv with its external speakers and allow my hearing impaired grandfather to listen via the headphones. I can not find a way to hook these up without turning off the speakers. If anyone out there can help me I'd greatly appreciate it.
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I have the headset running through an amplifier so my wife can listen at her volume level and I can adjust the headset volume for myself. The volume dial on the amp is set to zero; but the audio output jacks still provide plenty of volume to the headset. You can get a reasonable amplified for $100 or less
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try your headphones on another device to ensure the headphones are not the problem. ensure any mute or volume switch on the headphones are turned up. and ensure the batteries in the headphone are charged. check attn try both 0 and -8db setting,
check both headphone outlet and tv speaker outlet of smart tv. in TV settings ensure the audio out setting is set to ON so that the jacks for audio to external speaker are switched on.
You must have wireless transmitter provision in your TV,to get connected to Headset.
Or you may buy suitable external wireless transmitter and connect it to your TV ,audio output and receive audio,in your head set.
You should have either a digital audio out port in the back of your tv or color coded analog out ports. Are you sure you have the cables plugged into the appropriate ports? I made the same mistake when hooking mine up, sometimes the print identifying the ports is very small. Also, since the headphones are wireless you may be receiving some kind of interference from somewhere. If you live in an apartment complex or next to a power substation that could be an issue.
I have the same model as you. I have two transmitters and three headphones actually. Please see below:
Plug in the transmitting unit into a good working power outlet. Make sure you have the audio connected to a loud source. Turn on the source device producing the loud audio to be transmitted to your headphones. Now see if the transmitting unit's LED light is on. Check headphones for audio. (May have to tune in the headphones and adjust its volume as well).
I recommend that the source of your audio have its built-in speakers off, while still providing audio out to your transmitting unit, via an external audio output. Check your source manual or look for audio jacks on the front or back. There may be a setting to turn this on and for the main built-in speakers to be turned off as well.
If this does not work, unplug the transmitting unit, and then plug it back in again, after waiting for about 10 seconds - all while audio is being provided to the unit. It should come on.
Hello depends on how you hook it up as thee are several ways.
many receivers will output sound through the headphone jacks even when the speakers are left on.(my receivers require that you manually turn speaker A off when using headphones)
it may be possible for you to connect the headphones to a tape output but this will require headphones that have a volume control on them or an external.volume control knob.. You may encounter a problem as I am not sure if a tape output will provide enough signal to drive a pair of headphones. this would not be a problem if you use a pair of WIRELESS headphones as they have their own power source onboard..
A set of wireless headphones could also easily be connected to the output on the back of the TV but assuming you have your receiver plugged in to the TV audio out you may need a couple of Y adapter cables.
Also if your receiver has a pair of PRE OUT jacks those would work to power a set of wireless headphones may also power a wired set but once again not sure on power as I have never needed to try it.