Samsung has nothing in it's giant array of ports on the back of my TV that is labeled 'headphones'. Nor does a search through it's giant user operations manual on the term 'headphones' or 'earbuds'turn up a single damn thing.
This morning, I completely dismantled the soundbar and took it down to the free shelf. (yeah I toyed with trying to sell it but the idea of wrapping up that fat, heavy, way too long thing for shipping said no.) And then I got my earbuds and started sticking that prong into holes. And then I realized the error of my ways.
I tried this last night and couldn't find a hole that worked ... because I had the sound turned up! It worked, I just couldn't hear it. DOH!
So now I have some more options, the simplest of which is headphones with a really long cord! Not elegant but totally doable for the 2 more months of air conditioning. Assuming, as I obviously am, that the TV Ears are going to be a bust.
And, finally, now I can quit obsessing over this whole thing.