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I want to connect a soundbar to my TV and want to use a wireless headphone with it for late night viewing. I don't want to get an AV receiver so I'm looking for a soundbar that has a headphone jack out on it. Does anyone know of one? I would like to stay under $300

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I want to connect a soundbar to my TV and want to use a wireless headphone with it for late night viewing. I don't want to get an AV receiver so I'm looking for a soundbar that has a headphone jack out on it. Does anyone know of one? I would like to stay under $300

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Does your TV have a headphone jack? If so, you can just bypass the soundbar and use that. For my soundbar (HW-E450), I just hit 1 button on the remote to switch to TV SPEAKERS. From there, you could use wireless headphones. This should open up some options for you.

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No my TV does not have a headphone jack. If it did I would have an easier time finding a soundbar smile.gif
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No my TV does not have a headphone jack. If it did I would have an easier time finding a soundbar smile.gif

OK. Do you already have the headphones or will you be buying them when you get the soundbar?

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already have a nice pair of Sennheisers
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already have a nice pair of Sennheisers

OK. We're getting the information slowly. Does your TV have RCA audio out? The plugs will be red and white.

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The model I have is an LG LM6200. It does have RCA (composite) jacks but they are tied to a DVD or the like and did not think they work as a stand alone audio out. My only audio out is optical.
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The model I have is an LG LM6200. It does have RCA (composite) jacks but they are tied to a DVD or the like and did not think they work as a stand alone audio out. My only audio out is optical.

Your DVD player would be connected to an input so that wouldn't help. Oh well. I was just trying to improve your options as I haven't see a soundbar with a headphone jack. I never had to look,. though.

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How do you connect the headphones now?

I don't recall ever hearing about a soundbar with headphone out jack. Doesn't mean such an animal doesn't exist, but will probably be difficult to find unless someone comes by here that knows about one.
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The wireless headphones were used with my computer and not with this or any other TV. I have the LG TV in my bedroom and I'm looking for better sound with the option to use my headphones. I have searched and could not find much in my price range and I was hoping someone on this board would know of one.
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I have the same problem with my LG 7600 what you will need is a optical digital lead from your tv into a digital to analogue audio converter
bought mine Jaycar Electronics, Digitech converter cost $59.95 and the optic lead $14.95 for 2 metres
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Why not just buy a stereo receiver and a pair of speakers? It'll cost about the same as a sound bar, and receivers have headphone jacks. I appreciate your desire for a minimalist and space saving solution (I have a sound bar myself), but I don't see the need for a complicated and costly work around when you could put that money towards better sound.

As an alternative, if your T.V has variable audio out, you could just buy some computer speakers, those usually have a headphone jack, and it'll be quite an improvement over your T.V speakers (people might blather about "near field" listening, but most computer speakers are the same size as sound bar speakers, anyway).
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I'm also looking for a soundbar with a headphone output. It's not for a home theater, but rather for a PC. My desk is crowded with 2 very large monitors and the only size of speaker I could possibly use is short and flat (so sound can come under the monitor bezels). I'd like to connect the soundbar via optical out from my PC. The only problem is that I will sometimes want to use headphones, and my PC is under the desk and hard to reach. Ideally I'd just plug into the front of the soundbar, but I can't seem to find such a creature. The only thing I've seen is crappy monitor attachments which are specific to a monitor model, or soundbars with 3.5mm INPUTS. Please help!
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They finally made it. Soundbar with audio jack out. yamaha ysp-2500
http://uk.yamaha.com/en/products/aud..._g/?mode=model
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Awesome find!!!
Thanks so much for sharing this!
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You are welcome. One question. Since these are Bluetooth enabled, is it possible to use a Bluetooth headphone instead of audio jack out?
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