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  Reply # 1603824 3-Aug-2016 19:53
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And no I hadn't seen that article.

 

I ended up with this type of bluetooth transmitter. It uses Apt-x for less laggy transmissions, but it definitely works better using optical out than analogue (I guess the signal stays digital rather than having to be converted). Quite a few reviews I did see mentioned that throwing a DAC converter in with bluetooth increased the lag noticeably, and suggested you should only do this if you can manually adjust the sound lag on the TV.

 

As I say, I was kind of stuck with this approach as my first effort at TV shopping (Panasonic) only had HDMI ARC and optical out and I wasn't dropping $1,000+ on two sets of high end Sennheisers that natively supported the optical out. But I probably would have gone with some lower end Sennheisers just for the simplicity of not worrying about pairing etc. if I had started with the Sony and it's traditional 3.5 mm jack.


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  Reply # 1614435 19-Aug-2016 16:00
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Where did you get the Telme2 Bluetooth transmitter from and which one?

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm assuming that just about any new TV will have suitable connections to cater for a WIFI or Bluetooth connection\transmitter.

 

Yes?

 

 

 

 

No. Oh no no no no.

 

I have just been through a similar process - see here. Something of a trainwreck. It is surprisingly difficult to get a headphone connection to many modern TVs. In my situation, for example, new Panasonics only have and HDMI ARC and optical outputs. There are some high end Sennheisers that might connect to this natively, but most require some kind of digital to analogue converter and/or transmitter. Some of which will cause lag in the transmission; others seems to be incompatible with Panasonic and Netflix's particular combo of audio.

 

I ended up switching to a Sony which works better (and actually has a 3.5 mm jack). My solution is optical out --> Telme2 Bluetooth transmitter --> bluetooth headsets. While the Sony has bluetooth, it doesn't seem to support the bluetooth headset profile, and in any event, I don't think you can connect two bluetooth headsets at once. Sounds like Samsung will support this from @morrisk's post, but you need to check things like lag, and whether you connect either a second headset or keep the TV volume on for your wife.

 

AFAIK, there aren't any wifi headsets (which would I guess need to use Wifi Direct).

 

I went TV shopping on the basis of picture quality and smart features, just assuming I could sort the audio out the way I wanted later. Lesson learnt. You will probably need to do your homework on the particular models you are looking at and either ask questions or test yourself. If you're in Wellington, I'd highly recommend going and talking to Rob at JBHifi's Wellington store. Really knowledgeable and helpful guy.

 





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  Reply # 1614551 19-Aug-2016 18:23
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http://telme2.com/.

 

I got the TosBlue Y unit, which supports two bluetooth headsets simultaneously. I use it with a couple of cheap Aliexpress Mpow bluetooth headsets that have apt-x support. Works really well. In particular, Mrs MDF is happy with the solution.


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