Can you connect headphones to optical audio?
If your TV doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack, the chances are it still has an optical audio port you can use. This will be clearly marked on the back of your set, but it usually looks like a square plastic door that you need to open in order to plug in a cable.
What is a HDMI or optical audio headset?
Both HDMI and optical cables transmit a multi-channel digital audio signal, but where optical cables are limited to just that digital audio, HDMI was designed as both a video and audio transmission cable. That’s why it’s found such common use on games consoles, Blu-ray players, and TVs.
What is optical audio cable for?
An optical digital audio connection sends stereo or 5.1 S/PDIF digital audio between devices. An everyday use for this type of connection is the digital audio output on the back of your TV. By connecting this output to an amplifier, you can quickly improve the sound of your television.