What are RCA wireless headphones, and are they any good?
RCA is pretty much the standard for audio and video connections, and I would be surprised if any new audio or video product (except some portable devices) did not have RCA connectivity.
The RCA acronym comes from the Radio Corporation of America, which adopted this connection method as its standard, and this convention has typically been applied world-wide. The Radio Corporation of America is also a maker of wireless headphones. For the purpose of this article, I’m referring to the RCA standard, not the company.
What this means is that a set of RCA wireless headphones are ready to go with any audio device that has an RCA output. As the saying goes, Plug and Play!
RCA connectors generally bear a universal color-coding for ease of use, with yellow for video, white for left audio and red for the right audio.
Obviously if you’re looking to buy RCA wireless headphones, you will first check that your TV, PC or whatever other device you intend to use with them with supports RCA.
RCA connections look like this:
RCA wireless headphones have two main components, the base, and the headphones:
RCA wireless headphones base:
The base connects to the audio output on your TV, and normally acts as a charger/cradle for the headphones as well.
The base unit also transmits the audio signal to your headphones. Depending on the type of headphones you have (i.e. IR or wireless), the signal can be picked up from any room in your house – or even in your neighbor’s yard!
RCA Wireless Headphones:
Most wireless headphones are circumaural, which means they cover the ear entirely.
The sound quality of wireless headphones is improving all the time, and I really can’t discern any difference between the corded and wireless headphones I currently use.
Leading RCA Wireless Headphones Brands:
As they saying goes, you get what you pay for. I would recommend that you go for a name-brand set of wireless headphones, as opposed to a nameless brand.
You want these headphones to last, and if they’re faulty, you can have confidence that a reputable company will replace or repair them.