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Wireless headphones, toslink splitter, Sonos Playbar ...ARC?
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Post 1 made on Tuesday October 13, 2020 at 12:08
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Customer has an LG 65c9 Oled connected to Sonos Playbar via toslink. He's older and wants headphones. I'd normally use Senheisser with toslink connection but toslink output is being used for Playbar. Will I have problems if I use a toslink splitter?

I'd like to avoid using bluetooth - he's older and I don't want to deal with connection issues.

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OP | Post 2 made on Tuesday October 13, 2020 at 12:19
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I just found these sony headphones that have an ARC connection. [Link: sony.com]
Should solve my problem. Toslink to Playbar, ARC to headphones.

So the next question - does the LG output ARC and Toslink simultaneously?
Post 3 made on Tuesday October 13, 2020 at 13:39
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I've split with a toslink splitter many times. No issues for me.
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OP | Post 4 made on Tuesday October 13, 2020 at 15:51
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Thanks. I'm gonna try the Sonys w/ ARC. I'll bring a toslink splitter with me so I have another option

On October 13, 2020 at 13:39, Duct Tape said...
I've split with a toslink splitter many times. No issues for me.
Post 5 made on Tuesday October 13, 2020 at 23:03
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On October 13, 2020 at 13:39, Duct Tape said...
I've split with a toslink splitter many times. No issues for me.

I've done an identical setup multiple times without issue using Sennheiser RS175 headphones
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Post 6 made on Wednesday October 14, 2020 at 18:50
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Is there a Sennheiser headphone with Toslink input?
OP | Post 7 made on Wednesday October 14, 2020 at 18:54
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[Link: en-us.sennheiser.com]


On October 14, 2020 at 18:50, mrtristan said...
Is there a Sennheiser headphone with Toslink input?
OP | Post 8 made on Wednesday October 21, 2020 at 16:58
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Following up:
I installed these sony headphones: [Link: sony.com]
They worked perfectly and sound great. ARC works better than expected - turn on headphones and the TV switches to ARC audio. Turn off headphones or place on charging cradle and the TV reverts back to toslink connection to soundbar. Couldn't be happier.
Post 9 made on Wednesday October 21, 2020 at 17:17
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On October 21, 2020 at 16:58, MediaImageAV said...
turn on headphones and the TV switches to ARC audio. Turn off headphones or place on charging cradle and the TV reverts back to toslink connection to soundbar. Couldn't be happier.

So both can't be active simultaneously?

I've had older clients in the past who watched TV together this way.  Her listening to TV speakers and him using headphones.
OP | Post 10 made on Wednesday October 21, 2020 at 17:37
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These headphones have toslink, hdmi(arc) and analog inputs. If the client wanted the soundbar and headphones active at the same time, I could've split the TVs toslink and sent to soundbar and headphones. But in this case, the functionality is exactly what the client wanted and it works automagically.

On October 21, 2020 at 17:17, internetraver said...
So both can't be active simultaneously?

I've had older clients in the past who watched TV together this way. Her listening to TV speakers and him using headphones.
Post 11 made on Wednesday October 21, 2020 at 20:24
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On October 21, 2020 at 17:37, MediaImageAV said...
These headphones have toslink, hdmi(arc) and analog inputs. If the client wanted the soundbar and headphones active at the same time, I could've split the TVs toslink and sent to soundbar and headphones. But in this case, the functionality is exactly what the client wanted and it works automagically.

Nice!  Those sound like the current go-to headphones to cover every scenario.


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