TV Audio to Wireless Headphones

Hello everyone. I am having an issue setting up a wireless connection from my brand new Hysense 40 inch smart TV to my wireless headphones. I have hearing issues and want to use the headphones to listen to TV. The TV has a HDMI (ARC) which is the only audio output besides the headphone jack which kills the speakers, which I do not want to do. I bought an hdmi adapter that has a 3.5mm jack on the side that supposedly will give me the audio I want. If I plug the cable with two 3.5mm plugs into the adapter and the wireless transmitter to the headphones I get nothing. I have tried all the audio setting in the TV and still nothing out of the HDMI. Can someone please give me some guidance here?

Thanks in advance.


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Thanks for the response. The set I have is fine. All I want to do is get the audio from the TV to the headphones wirelessly. 

I believe the device that gets plugged into the HDMI port needs to support ARC. Most likely the adapter you bought doesn't.


Your TV probably has an optical output. I would use that to an external DAC such as the JDS Atom DAC+ ($109) which is then connected to your wireless transmitter.

I also found some cheap HDMI ARC enabled audio extractors on Amazon. These might work, but sound quality might not be the best.


RGBTEK HDMI ARC audio extractor

RYXN HDMI ARC audio extractor

Yage, I ordered the top one, will be here tomorrow. I think if I use the optical output from the TV to the above unit I should be able to use a 3.5mm patch cord from the above unit to the wireless transmitter for the headphones and have audio. The thing is, I want to be able to use the headphones for myslef but keep the audio coming out of the TV speakers, both at the same time. I will let you know how it goes.

Yage, to give you a better idea of what is going on I am attaching some screen shots. The first is of the instructions of how to select PCM audio on my Hisense TV. The color shots show the options I have while setting up the audio on the TV itself. As you can see, the options in the TV don't match the options in the instructions. I should be getting the item I told you I ordered this afternoon. I will hook it up and let you know what happens. 

It seems to be a not so easy way to get audio out of the TV for headphones while keeping the audio coming out of the TV speakers. I remember when you had a seperate audio output that allowed you to do just that. Technology screws something up again!!!!

OOPS----forgot the attachments. for some reason I can't put the attachments in here. Sorry.


I don't see any screenshots but I think using the optical output should get you what you want. I connect the optical output on my TV to my DAC and the sound can play through the built-in speakers as well as through the stereo.

I think we are on to something here. If it works for you then it should work for me. I will let you know.

Just got the equipment. Hooked up the otical connection from TV to converter. Ran double end 3.5mm from converter to wireless transmitter. Turned on the transmitter, turned on the headphones and immediately had TV aidio in headphones and TV speakers. Thank you so very much.

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