How to Hook Up Sennheiser Headphones to the TV

By James Clark

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.

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.

Tips & Warnings

  • If the TV is equipped with a headphone jack, a Y adapter is not needed.
  • Use the TV remote control to adjust the volume while listening through headphones.
  • Adjust the volume lower before putting on headphones to prevent hearing loss and damaging the headphones themselves if hit with a sudden power surge.