How to set up Bluetooth headphones to a Samsung 4kTV NU71000 series

Armos

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I was wondering if it's possible to set up Bluetooth headphones to a Samsung NU71000 4k UHD/HDR TV. I just got one for Christmas. I recently bought a soundbar as well. DPPOWER soundbar. I like it it's pretty decent for the price I got it for. I would like to play games on it tho with headphones on my PS4 with sound cancellation headsets or watch movies so I won't disturb people. Is there anyway to pair up a Bluetooth headset if I have a soundbar or anything in general? Or play games with headphones too? Thanks. Sorry if my question isn't descriptive much. If there isnt a way is there any gadgets that can help me do this too? Thanks.
 

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Thanks. I pretty much figured I should've waited and bought the 8100 series instead. This is my first buy for a 4kTV. So I should've waited out. Thank you. Lesson learned.
 

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Hopes not lost. You can't natively transmit Bluetooth from your TV but you can attach a transmitter. The easiest way, since you have a sound bar, would be to put a Bluetooth transmitter with a passthrough between the TV and the sound bar and have it stream to your headset. I'd look at this guy, the Avantree Oasis Plus
https://www.amazon.com/Avantree-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Receiver-Certified/dp/B07BQYYDNJ/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1546919142&sr=1-7&keywords=bluetooth%2Btransmitter%2Bfor%2Btv&th=1

The one caveat to this is your headphones have to support low latency. But that is going to be the case for any Bluetooth headphones you might want to use with your TV.
 

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Thank you!!! Hopefully this will help me with my gaming. ^_^ I love wearing headphones while I watch TV. I tried watching through my Roku's app private listening at night so I won't disturb my family while I'm watching movies or shows or playing a game. But this TV was in my budget range so I had no choice but to get this TV and I love it. Thank you for helping me out. Like I said this is my first 4kTV. And it would be cool to play Kingdom Hearts III in 4k wearing headphones. :)
 

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Real quick tho before you throw cash at it, what headphones are you using? If they don't support some sort of low latency codec, you're may get audio/video sync issues
 

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I don't have the money atm yet. And I don't know what type of headsets I should get for it so I don't have any headphones atm. Been using wired for now until I can afford it. Can you recommend some headphones I could use? Thanks. :)
 

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Oh I was under the impression you'd already gotten a set of headphones. In that case it really depends on the budget. I'm going to throw some headphones at you, but in general when looking at headphones look for sets that specifically advertise "low latency" in their specs. You're looking for something with sub 50ms latency. After that point, a lot of people can generally spot a sync issue.

For sub $100 these are supposed to be decent. They're from Avantree as well, however they aren't noise canceling.
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01A0EAYDI/?coliid=IVP1TA2P4BZS2&colid=YWFQM6GK4E9T&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

For mid $100s these are good. Plantronics generally make good headphones and they're widely well reviewed. These and the Bose below are noise canceling.
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01MY4P9EZ/?coliid=ILX3CN05P7D0F&colid=YWFQM6GK4E9T&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

For a high price Bluetooth set there are these from Bose. In general I find Bose over priced, but these are incredibly comfortable and sound great. And while they aren't advertised as low latency (because Bose doesn't like sharing specs even to their sales people) they do work without audio/video sync issues. If you happen to have a Bose factory outlet store near you, they often have these offered as a factory refurb for a pretty decent discount.
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0756CYWWD/?coliid=I32FAXUGF0GDR3&colid=YWFQM6GK4E9T&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1

One thing I will mention. If you are wanting to ONLY use these headphones for TV, you might want to consider going with an Radio Frequency set. They range in pretty similar prices to the mid prices headphones and you won't have to deal with low latency issues, buying a separate transmitter, and the transmission range will be better. Also, a handy feature with the ones I like, the headphones rest on the transmitter and charge. Noise canceling is not really a thing with them however. Setup would be different but I can walk you through what you'd need with them.

However if you want to use the headphones for other things (connected to computer/laptop, phone, etc) then stick with the bluetooth setup. It'll be more versatile.

If you're interested in RF models, these are the models I'd look at.
Sennheiser RS 175 RF, runs $180ish. These are closed back, so they won't leak sound and should have a bit better bass.
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00SLUI5SA/?coliid=I1K12ZDOKGV2E3&colid=YWFQM6GK4E9T&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Sennheiser RS 185 RF, runs $223 (which is a pretty great price on them). These are open backed, so you get a wider soundstage. In non audio geek talk it makes it the audio sound like it's in the same room as you, not that your just listening to it. However they do leak a bit of audio, so if someone is right next to you they'll hear some of it. These are the set I personally use on my TV and I love them.
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00TOT9G1W/?coliid=I6VDHAPG0JKMA&colid=YWFQM6GK4E9T&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
 

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One last option, and it's kind of a build as you go if you want to jump in to Bluetooth right now and then transition over in to higher end bluetooth headphones later when budget allows. You could get the transmitter I linked way at the beginning of this and get a receiver to plug your existing headphones in to.

So basically:

Step one buy the transmitter and install it in between your TV and your sound bar.
https://www.amazon.com/Avantree-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Receiver-Certified/dp/B07BQYYDNJ/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1546919142&sr=1-7&keywords=bluetooth%2Btransmitter%2Bfor%2Btv&th=1

Step two, buy a receiver and plug your existing headphones in to it. I used this receiver when I was first deciding if I wanted to go with headphones for my TV or not. It has decent battery life and it clips on to clothing so you can tuck the cable away to where you want it.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZRB8HJ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Step three, at a future time when you have the budget you want, buy a rocking pair of bluetooth headphones that you can use on stuff other than your TV.
*see the bluetooth headphones I listed in the post before this