How to Hook Up Sennheiser Headphones to the TV

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Hook up Sennheiser headphones to the audio outputs on a TV for private listening.

Sennheiser manufactures a line of high-end stereo headphones for music lovers. The products are famous for delivering audiophile-quality sound. Like any other set of corded headphones, a Sennheiser set must be connected to an audio jack for listening in private. Since relatively few TV sets are equipped with a headphone jack, connecting Sennheiser headphones requires a Y-adapter that converts the two stereo outputs on a TV into a single phone jack to accommodate the Sennheiser. You can buy the adapter at electronics and stereo stores.


Step 1

Insert the two plugs on the Y-adapter into the two audio output jacks on the back panel of the TV. The jacks will typically be colored white and red for left and right.

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Step 2

Insert the plug on the end of the Sennheiser headphones cable into the jack on the Y-adapter.

Step 3

Turn on the TV and press the "Menu" button on the remote control, using the down arrow key to scroll to "Speakers."


Step 4

Use the left and right arrow keys on the TV remote control to turn the built-in speakers on and off while listening to programming in private through the Sennheiser headphones.

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