Sennheiser SET 860 TV Headset

Sennheiser SET 860 TV Headset Print


The Sennheiser SET 860 is a premium headset that is easy to set up and has multiple profiles to provide a sound signature that’s best for you. Additional features include:

  • 3 tuned sound profiles plus the neutral sound profile

  • Left/right balance adjustment

  • Mixing of stereo (two) channels into mono for those who only hear out of one ear

  • Optional protected mode to prevent accidental changes to the sound settings

  • Replaceable ear pads

  • Up to 18 hours of battery life


The transmitter on the SET 860 supports various input methods:

Note that most modern flat-screen televisions have only the optical output, which is the recommended output method. A common mistake is to assume the RCA jacks on a television are output jacks, but most modern televisions only have RCA input jacks.


The transmitter allows you to customize the sound profile. While wearing the SET 860 headset, you may perform the following actions:

  • VOLUME: Press the “plus” or “minus” buttons on the headset.

  • BALANCE: Press the L and R buttons on the transmitter to adjust left/right balance.

  • SHOW SOUND PROFILE: To display the current sound profile, press the center button that looks like an ear, which is between the L and R buttons. The current profile will be indicated by one of the three lights above the button.

  • CHANGE SOUND PROFILE: Press and hold the center button for 2 seconds. For those with an age-related hearing loss, we recommend hearing profile 2 or 3, as these profiles will boost the treble.

  • BOOST SPEECH INTELLIGIBILITY: In addition to the sound profiles, you may request the SET 860 to further process the sound for greater speech clarity. To do this, press the side button located near the volume buttons on the headset.


This page covered basic information that is important for everyday use. For more information on advanced features, such as enabling protected mode, or for detailed troubleshooting, please consult the manual here.

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