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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 2019-06-21, 03:24 AM Thread Starter
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Help what headset would be compatible with my old TV?

Alright i'm not sure if this is the right forum for this if it isn't sorry in advance. I'm really not very tech savvy especially when it comes to the TV I have some gaming consoles one being the PS4 Pro but I have an old flat screen it's from around 2008 it's an Insignia I want to buy a good headset that will disable the tv speakers and only allow for audio to play through my headphone speakers instead.

I've taken a few photo's of the ports in the back of my TV could you suggest a good (wired)headset that would be compatible with it? cost isn't really an issue.

I tried plugging in my Razer kraken pro headset but no sound came through them.
If I'm not being clear enough in short I want something that will stop the sound from coming out of the TV speakers and instead only have the audio play through the headphones/phone jack.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 2019-06-21, 09:54 AM
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There's a headphone jack on the bottom left of your picture of the ports.

https://imgur.com/Wihic02

I'm not sure why your phones have two jacks, but a regular set of headphones with the appropriate sized jack (mini-jack) or mini-jack to regular size jack converter should do the trick. The converter needs to be "stereo" and not "mono". Perhaps someone with more experience with your type of headphones can comment. There also appears to be some form of audio out port. Read the operating manual for your TV and see what it says. The OM can usually be downloaded from the web if you don't have the paper copy any more, by searching for the exact make/model of the TV.

There may also be some form of "Y-converter" for your headphones to go to a mini-jack. Take your phones to an electronics store and find a knowledgeable person to help or contact the manufacturer. With most of these older TVs with a HP jack, they will usually disable the speakers as soon as an appropriate HP jack is plugged in.

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Disabling the speakers is a function of the TV, not the headphones. The headphone plug will likely disable the speakers when the headphones are plugged in. If not, there is usually a setting in the TV menus to disable the speakers. That setting may also disable the headphone jack so be sure the TV speakers are on (at low volume to prevent headphone damage) when testing the headphones. The plug on the TV and the headphone jacks both look like 3.5mm so they should be compatible.

The Razer Kraken Pro headset probably has two 3.5 mm jacks because one is for the microphone. Some combine the microphone and earpiece audio into one jack but that is device specific. PC gaming headphones will usually have separate jacks. Make sure the earpiece jack is being used. Plugging the microphone into a speaker jack could damage it and will result in no audio in the earpieces.

If the headphone plug cannot be made to work then it may be necessary to obtain a headphone adapter/amplifier to convert the RCA audio out to a headphone compatible level and provide volume control. It may help to try another set of headphones or earbuds to determine if the issue is with the TV or the Razer Kraken Pro headset.

If the Razer Kraken Pro headset will not work, check out The 8 Best Gaming Headsets - Spring 2019 Reviews. Scroll down to see wired, budget headphones. See also The 7 Best Wired Headphones - Summer 2019 Reviews.
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You could try a set of ear buds in the head phone jack to verify that the jack is working. As ExDilbert suggested, crank the vol control down as a precaution.

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