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Listening To The Same Audio On Several Bluetooth Devices At Once

Kent in Nashville, Tennessee listens on SuperTalk 99.7 WTN and asked us about feeding audio to multiple bluetooth headsets at once

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Kent asked: “My wife and I got stereo Bluetooth headsets to use when we travel. Specifically on flights. We’re wondering how we could both listen to and watch movies, pairing both Bluetooth sets to the device we’re using. She is an Apple person and I am an Android.”

 

Kent, Bluetooth headphones usually connect to one source at a time, so you won’t be able to ask either phone to connect to multiple headsets at a time. Some brand name headphones have software that allows two devices to listen to the same feed. For example, newer Bose products allow it.

That’s not the case for most brands, and definitely not for most generics, for those, unfortunately, you will need to spend some money.

Unfortunately, you will need to spend some money

There are devices that connect to a single audio input and allow two Bluetooth devices to connect to it. As far as the phone is concerned it’s playing audio through the headphones, it’s the 3rd party Bluetooth splitter adapter that acts as the Bluetooth source, and you’ll have to connect both headphones to that device, not the phone.

These dual connection splitter devices go for about $30, and they’re available from brands like MPOW, Aukey, and TaoTronics at your typical online retailers.

You can use wired headphones and buy a less expensive splitter, but even if you do that you’ll still need a splitter.

Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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