Originally Posted by Ender174
I'm looking for the best pair of surround headphones for listening to movies. I mainly watch movies at night after the wife and kids have gone to bed so it is not worth spending the money on a traditional surround setup. I currently use the Sennheiser RS120 but would like something a little more robust. Ideally I would like something RF that I can connect to my optical port on my LG65UH8500, but if a Bluetooth pair will provide the best sound then I can by a separate Bluetooth box for the TV. I've done a little research but most wireless headphones seem geared towards music, not movies. Since this would be in place of a receiver and speakers my budget is a little higher than normal for a pair of headphones. Any guidance is appreciated!
Well, if you don't mind CLOSED BACK HEADPHONES, the Sennheiser RS175 are, IMHO, a great choice for TV/Movie Viewing.
They sound really good, use RF 2.4 Ghz to transmit sound(as opposed to Blue Tooth which has Audio Delay issues(Lip sync problems with video/audio. Some earphones are better at it than others, but not many). And since they are Closed Back, no AMBIENT NOISE leaks in. Meaning when you wear them(unlike the RS120's) you are cut off from all other noise. You are in your own little world.
They have optical, and 3.5mm Analog(red and white) inputs as well.
And they are relatively cheap. Here is link to a pair on EBay(I would go there first to find a pair):
The CONS to them is that, if you wear them for a long time, your ears/side of your will get warm/hot. Not much BREATH-ABILITY since they are closed back.
You will also DEFINITELY want to purchase RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES as well for these earphones(AAA batteries).
Here is a link to a great rechargeable battery:
You will want those, and a charger plugged into an outlet in the wall with batteries to go(ready to use), as you will get, maybe, 20-22 hours of total use for each fully charged battery usage.
They sound great. I have two pair myself. They also boast EXTRA BASS boost, and TWO SURROUND SOUND MODES(Virtual). I should also mention you have about a good 25-30ft of walking around with them WITHOUT losing sound(since they use RF, and not DIRECT LINE OF SIGHT).
I have another pair too mention, but they are MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE, and I am too busy to go into it.
I would go with those. I will mention the other ones later...