How to Output Your Mac’s Audio to Two Pairs of Headphones at the Same Time

Next time you are on a flight with any person and also you each need to watch a video for your Mac with out nerve-racking different passengers, do this handy resolution for sharing your Mac’s audio amongst two pairs of headphones.


The manner described underneath must paintings regardless of whether or not you are the use of one stressed pair and one wi-fi pair of headphones, two pairs of Bluetooth headphones (i.e. two units of AirPods), and even a number of pairs.

How to Output Mac Audio to Two Audio Devices

  1. Make certain that the headphones you wish to have to use in combination are paired together with your Mac over Bluetooth and/or attached by means of the headphone jack.
  2. Launch the Audio MIDI Setup app, positioned in Applications/Utilities.

  3. Click the plus (+) button at the decrease left of the Audio Devices window and make a selection Create Multi-Output Device.

  4. Right-click (or Ctrl-click) the Multi-Output Device in the record that you simply created, and make a selection Use This Device For Sound Output. (You too can decide to Play Alerts and Sound Effects Through This Device from the identical menu.)

  5. Tick the units of headphones that you wish to have to use in the Audio Device record. (If one is a stressed pair, tick Built-in Output.)

  6. Select a Master Device in the drop-down menu.
  7. Tick Drift Correction for the slave tool in the Audio Device record.
  8. Launch System Preferences (make a selection  -> System Preferences… from the menu bar) and open the Sound pane.

  9. Click the Output tab and make a selection the Multi-Output Device or “Aggregate tool” in the record, and also you must be excellent to move.

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