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Getting Sounds from Headphones Not Tv

Aug 30, 2017 4:49AM PDT

So I recently bought a pair of AmazonBasics Over-Ear Wireless RF Headphones with the intention of being able to hear the tv through the headphones but not the tv. I have a samsung TV with no headphone jack not 100% on the model. I plugged them into the Audio out jacks and I get sound, but i also get sound from the TV. This is an issue because I'm trying to do this to stream my ps4 and older consoles.

My question is there any sort of work around for this, like an adapter or something where I can get audio to my headphones and not the tv.

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No TV model given.
Aug 30, 2017 8:37AM PDT

Add that or better yet the link to the product manuals.

If you need a faster answer in the USA, dial 1800SAMSUNG.

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Only from TV
Oct 4, 2017 9:47AM PDT

Having sound ONLY from the headphones and not the TV is actually determined by how the headphones are connected to the audio source. There are a couple of ways of creating this type of connection which are:

1) Connect the headphones to a dedicated headphone jack which will usually automatically route sound from the TV speakers to the headphone jack and hence audio is only coming out of the headphone jack.

2) If a set top box (cable box, DVR, etc) is in use look for audio output jacks on this device and connect the headphones to the set top box to allow for independent operation of TV speakers and headphones and hence the TV volume can be turned down or muted.

3) Check the TV manual/set up guide for an option that allows the TV to operate the speakers and audio output jacks independently to allow for independent operation of TV speakers and headphones and hence the TV volume can be turned down or muted.

Note: Edited link as it is off topic to redirect to CNET.

Post was last edited on October 4, 2017 10:51 AM PDT

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