How to Run TV Audio Out to a Headphone Jack
If you are watching TV next to someone who would rather sleep or read a book, the television is going to bother them. You could put the TV on mute, but then you can't hear it. The solution is to connect a pair of headphones to the TV audio out, allowing you to listen to the TV without bothering the other person.
Things You'll Need
- Audio RCA to 1/8-inch female headphone adapter
Insert your headphones into the headphones jack. If you have a television built within the last few years, you may have one of these jacks. If you don't, go to Step 2.
Find the audio "Out" ports behind the TV. These are red and white ports next to the yellow video port.
Plug an RCA to 1/8-inch female stereo adapter into the audio "Out" ports. Make sure the red is plugged into the red and white into white.
Plug your headphones into the 1/8-jack on the other end of the RCA adapter. This allows you to listen to the TV through headphones.
Tips & Warnings
- If you only hear audio out of one earpiece, either your headphones are damaged, or one of the RCA cables is not properly pushed into the "Out" port.