If you have recently purchased a new Samsung TV, you may be puzzled by the fact that you can’t seem to locate the headphone jack. This could prove frustrating, especially considering your favorite gaming headphones may not have a place to connect to! Now you’re likely sitting in front of your TV with the same frustrating question we have, which is do Samsung TVs have a headphone jack or not?  

While some Samsung smart TV models come with an auxiliary headphone jack, this generally applies to TVs with screens at or under 27 inches only. If your Samsung TV does not have an auxiliary headphone jack, there are multiple options for using headphones with your smart TV that will allow you to connect headphones or other audio devices. 

Okay, now that we can stop looking around for a 3.1 auxiliary port that doesn’t exist, we can explore our options for connecting headphones and getting back to more entertaining things! 

Ways To Use Headphones With Your Samsung TV Without An Auxiliary Port 

If your Samsung TV doesn’t have a 3.1mm auxiliary jack to connect your headphones, there are other methods available. In this section, we’ve provided a breakdown of your options to assist you.  

Use An Adaptor To Connect Your Headphone Jack Via USB Port 

Many new Samsung models lack a 3.1mm audio jack, but most models come with built-in USB ports that can be found on the back of the TV near or around the  HDMI ports. Purchasing a 3.1mm auxiliary to USB adaptor may be the most cost-effective option, as well as a more convenient one. An adaptor of this type allows you to continue using the headphones you already have rather than purchasing another set.  

Use Bluetooth to Connect Wirelessly 

Many of the newer models of Samsung TVs are equipped to connect to other devices via Bluetooth, including wireless headphones. Please note that Samsung has reported possible issues you may experience when using this type of connection and that there may be sound quality discrepancies or possible dropped audio depending on connection strength and your TV sound presets.  

 To pair an audio device with your Samsung TV using a Bluetooth connection, follow the steps below:  

Samsung TVs 2017-2022 

  1. Using your remote, select Settings 
  1. Select Sound 
  1. Select Output 
  1. Turn on headphones and set to Pairing Mode 
  1. Select Bluetooth Speaker List and select your headphones from available options 

Samsung TVs 2016: 

  1. Select Home 
  1. Select Settings 
  1. Select Sound 
  1. Select Expert Settings 
  1. Select Wireless Speaker Manager 
  1. Turn on headphones and set to Pairing Mode 
  1. Select Bluetooth Audio Devices and choose headphones from available options 

Samsung TVs 2015: 

  1. Select Menu 
  1. Select Sound 
  1. Select Additional Settings 
  1. Turn headphones on and set to Pairing Mode 
  1. Select Bluetooth audio and choose headphones from available options 

Samsung TVs 2014:  

  1. Select Menu 
  1. Select Sound 
  1. Select Speaker Settings 
  1. Turn on headphones and set to Pairing Mode 
  1. Select Bluetooth Headphone and choose headphones from available options  

You may also choose to purchase a Bluetooth transmitter to strengthen the connection between your wireless devices and your Samsung TV. These devices can be purchased for a relatively low cost and plugged directly into your TV to strengthen and improve connection and allow you to connect multiple Bluetooth devices, whereas your Samsung TV can only support one Bluetooth connection at a time. 

Other Methods to Connect Headphones To Your Samsung TV  

There are options to choose from that do not require a Bluetooth connection or an adaptor to listen to audio from your Samsung TV on headphones. In this section, we provide a brief description for you.  

For users that want to avoid the hassle of reconnecting their headphones every time they wish to use them, you may choose to purchase headphones with a dedicated transmitter. These headphones are specifically designed to connect with your television without interference from other Bluetooth devices. Instructions for use of headphones with a dedicated transmitter depend on the model of headphones that are purchased.  

There is also the option of using an optical to analog converter to connect your headphones, however, this type of connection may prove unreliable as it is intended for sound devices like speakers and tends to produce very poor sound quality when used with headphones.  

Conclusion 

Nothing is more frustrating than trying to figure out how to use our current devices with newer items. Luckily, we got the answer to whether or not Samsung TVs have a headphone jack and could stop hunting for one! We also got some handy tips and tricks for using an adaptor for our favorite headphones or wireless connections as well. 

Now that we have an arsenal of options, we can end the frustration and get back to enjoying the streaming content or games we love most!