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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.
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.