These headphones are the greatest. First I purchased one for myself and hooked it up quite easily to our TV. The sound can be completely off and with the headphones on, you can turn the phones up as loud as you want to and not disturb anyone else. They can watch their TV in another area with their sound up. I can walk all over the house and hear the program with them. The cost is most reasonable. I have now purchased five as gifts to my grown children, and of course , when my husband realized how great they are, we purchased one for him.