How to Use Two Headphones at The Same Time on PC or Mac?

Whether it' s listening to music, gaming or watching a movie on your PC or Mac, a USB headphone is a crucial device. But, there are certain situations where it is necessary to connect two headsets on the same machine. Many people usually wonder how to use two headphones at the same time on PC or Mac.

You can actually connect either 2 USB headphones or Bluetooth to your PC or Mac and get good sound.

On PC

USB Headphones

With splitter

Using a splitter is one of the easiest ways to connect two headphones at the same time on PC. Through the device, you will be able to connect those two headphones to one audio jack splitter.

To do this, you will have to follow the following three steps:

Step 1 : Go to a shop, whether conventional or online and buy a high-quality splitter. In the shops, you will find plenty of splitter options to choose from. But, it is advisable to get one that is a best seller or has a good customer review. Amongst the well-known brand names are Monster and Belkin. Most decent splitters would cost you less than $10.

Step 2 : After getting or purchasing the splitter, it is time to plug the connector into your PC. Make sure your splitter has two headphone jacks and one connector. Take the headphones and plug them into the jacks- similar to the way you would directly plug them into the PC.

Step 3 : Next, test the pairs of headphones to see if they work. To do this, you will have to choose a song in the playlist of your PC, then, press the play button. If all works well, you should hear the same song played through the headphones. Later, give the other person one of those headphones to hear the music or movie sound.

Although not common these days, headphone splitters are a great way to share music or movie sounds as the accessories are cheap.

Without splitter

If you are at home and it is late at night, you may sometimes want to watch your favorite movie. Unfortunately, this may cause a lot of nuisance at that time. Especially, for those parents with a little baby, it might be a challenge. The sound that comes out of the late night movies will tend to cause disturbance to a sleeping baby. 

Fortunately, the cool idea is to use two headphones at the same time on PC. At that time, you might not have a splitter around. So, there is a way to connect the headphones without a splitter and enjoy watching your movie without causing disturbance to your sleeping baby.

The challenge here is that your PC has one audio jack but you want to connect two USB headphones. What do you do?

Don' t worry, follow the following steps:

Step 1 : Take one of the sets of headphones and plug it into one of the USB ports found on your computer.

Step 2 : Click the 'start' button and then control panel. Once the control panel pops up, head to the Sound option.

How to Use Two Headphones at The Same Time on PC or Mac?

Step 3 : Open the manage devices tab and change the speaker option to headphones. In this way, you will be making the default settings to be a headphone connection, which you may choose to change back later if need be.

How to Use Two Headphones at The Same Time on PC or Mac?

Step 4 : Go to the other USB port provided and plug the other USB headphone set. After that, you will be ready to use both the USB headphones with ease to listen to the sound of your favorite movie.

How to Use Two Headphones at The Same Time on PC or Mac?

Note that the procedure for the steps differs depending on the motherboard setup.

 

Bluetooth Headphone

Connecting your Bluetooth headphones to your PC is simple. The following is a step-by-step process you can follow- even if you just have basic computer skills to connect your Bluetooth headphones to your computer.

Step 1 : Insert a Bluetooth adapter to your PC. A Bluetooth adapter is not built-in in all PCs. If your computer has it well and good. If not, you will need to purchase a Bluetooth adapter for your PC. Place the adapter inside one of the ports of your PC.

Step 2 : Turn on the two Bluetooth headphones. It is crucial to turn on the Bluetooth as the computer can only find the devices that are on.

How to Use Two Headphones at The Same Time on PC or Mac?

Step 3 : Check whether your headphones are discovered. If nothing comes up, check to see whether your PC has the right configurations as wrong settings can interfere with the connection.

The procedure for checking will depend on the windows version:

For Windows 7

  • Click the start menu located at the bottom left corner.
  • Search for “change Bluetooth settings”
  • When the Bluetooth settings pop up, see if “allow Bluetooth devices” checkbox is checked under “discovery”. If not checked, check it.

For windows 8 &10

  • click start and head to settings
  • On the left plane, click Bluetooth and ensure it is on. Go and click on More Bluetooth options under the Related Settings.
  • When the Bluetooth settings pop up, see if “allow Bluetooth devices” checkbox is checked under “discovery”. If not checked, check it.

Step 4 : Connect your headphones to your PC

After the above steps, follow the following procedures:

  • open the control panel
  • Click on Devices and Printers.
  • Select Add a device
  • Choose the kind of Bluetooth headphones you are using, follow the instructions that pop-up and get connected.

 

On Mac    

 

USB Headphones

The following is how to use two USB headphones at the same time on Mac.

Step 1 : Press the command and space bar to open up the spotlight menu.

How to Use Two Headphones at The Same Time on PC or Mac?

Step 2 : Type the word “midi”. Then, click on “Audio MIDI Setup” to open it up.

How to Use Two Headphones at The Same Time on PC or Mac?

Step 3 : At the bottom left-hand corner, you will find the “+” button. Click it and select "Create Aggregate Device."

How to Use Two Headphones at The Same Time on PC or Mac?

Step 4 : Find where the two headsets are labeled and then, check the boxes that are beside it.

How to Use Two Headphones at The Same Time on PC or Mac?

Step 5 : Go to the “Aggregate Device” (you can rename it) option and right click it. Choose “Use this device for sound output”. From there you will comfortably hear headphones inserted on your Mac.         

How to Use Two Headphones at The Same Time on PC or Mac?

How to Use Two Headphones at The Same Time on PC or Mac?

Bluetooth Headphones

If you are on a flight with your partner and want to view some video on your Mac device without causing any disturbance to the people around, Bluetooth headphones are the convenient way to go.

The following are the procedures to take;

Step 1 : Pair the headphones with your Mac using a Bluetooth device.

Step 2 : Go to the Applications/Utilities and launch the Audio MIDI Setup app.

How to Use Two Headphones at The Same Time on PC or Mac?

Step 3 : While on the Audio Devices window, head to the lower left and Click the plus (+) button. Thereafter, choose to Create Multi-Output Device.

How to Use Two Headphones at The Same Time on PC or Mac?

Step 4 : On the Multi-Output Device, right-click and choose Use This Device For Sound Output.

How to Use Two Headphones at The Same Time on PC or Mac?

Step 5 : Check the sets of Bluetooth headphones found in the Audio Device list.

How to Use Two Headphones at The Same Time on PC or Mac?

Step 6 : Go to the drop-down menu, and choose a Master Device.

Step 7 : In the Audio Device list, Tick the Drift Correction

Step 8 : Launch System Preferences to open the Sound pane.

How to Use Two Headphones at The Same Time on PC or Mac?

Step 9 : Finally, Click Output tab and then select "Aggregate device" or Multi-Output Device and you are done.

 

Q&A

- How can I use two Headphones on PC?

For USB headphones, there two ways to use two headphones on your PC; either through an audio jack splitter or without. If you are using Bluetooth headphones, you have just to follow the stated procedure.

- How can I use two Headphones on Mac?

Many people ask how you can use two headphones on a Mac device. Well! Whether you are using USB or Bluetooth headphones, the procedures are simple as discussed above. 

In conclusion

Whether you want to watch a movie or listen to some music with a friend or partner, now you are aware of how to use two headphones at the same time on PC or Mac. Using some of the given steps according to the issue at hand, you can be able to use a splitter to connect both headphones either through USB or Bluetooth. So connect the headphones and enjoy!

 


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