You Say Headphones, I Say... "What? I Can't Hear You?"
May 25, 2014 6:49 PM Subscribe
Is there some sort of setup using both wireless headphones and stereo receiver with surround sound whereby two people can watch TV together at different volumes?
posted by Rewind to Technology (3 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My in-laws like to watch TV together on a fairly standard setup (satellite TV connected to a stereo receiver with surround sound - a Yamaha RX-V371.) However, my father-in-law has enough hearing loss that in order for him to make sense of the audio he has to have the volume cranked to extremely high levels, such that my mother-in-law, and anyone else also watching, almost can't bear to be anywhere nearby.
My mother-in-law's initial idea was to have him use a pair of wireless headphones with the receiver, however as soon as they're plugged in all audio output goes to them, and no audio can be heard through the existing surround speakers. Is there any setup whereby he can use wireless stereo headphones (preferably with adjustable volume - and if you happen to know of a good sturdy pair you can recommend, please feel free to share), and everyone else can simultaneously listen through the surround speakers at a reasonable volume?