How to have Headset and Speakers Plugged in

You can easily plug in your both headset and speakers at the same by fixing a few simple issues.

It is possible to listen to music through speakers and headphones simultaneously.

It’s easy to share music or videos between two or more people using different devices.

You can play sound through a pair of headphones or speakers at the same time without tearing your hair out trying to figure it out.

Whether you use a PC or a Mac, there are several different things you can do to make dual listening possible with speakers and headphones.

This can be accomplished in many ways. Here’s a method that’s useful if you want to play music through two headphones at once.

How to have Headset and Speakers Plugged in

How to have headset and speakers plugged in

When you want your headset and speakers both plugged in, you can use an audio splitter. A splitter allows you to plug your headphones into one port and your speakers into another.

Two audio devices can play sound through a Y splitter. Multiple ports on multi-splitters allow you to connect more than two pairs of headphones or speakers simultaneously. Additionally, some multi-splitters allow you to plug in a microphone.

Use a Bluetooth adapter if you’re using Bluetooth headphones and speakers. It acts as an audio splitter. The adapter should be plugged into your PC’s USB port, and the devices should be connected to the adapter.

How to have headset and speakers plugged in on PC – To Play Sound

You have three ways to output sound to both headphones and speakers if you’re using a PC.

You can easily adjust your computer’s sound settings using the Control Panel.

You can use a third-party audio mixer software to connect multiple devices, including your computer, to play the same song.

If you want to connect your audio system to multiple speakers, you can use a splitter to send the audio to multiple speakers.

Adjust your Windows settings

This video shows you how to play music through both speakers and headphones if you’re using Windows 10. It explains how to get started and how to play sound through both speakers and headphones.

  • Plug your headphones and speakers into your computer.
  • Click on the volume icon in the taskbar. Then right-click on it and choose ‘Sounds’ from the drop-down menu.
  • Choose “Set as default device” under the Playback tab by right-clicking Speakers. Default devices are grayed out if they have already been set. Select speakers as the default device.
  • Click the Recording tab, then right-click on Stereo Mix and then click Properties. 
  • Under the “Listen” tab, make sure that the “Listen to this device” box is checked.
  • Choose your headphones under Playback through this device. 
  • Then click the Apply button. 
  • And Save changes
  • Listen to both headphones and speakers simultaneously.

  • Multiple audio jacks are available

  • Quick and simple

  • There is a slight delay between the primary and secondary devices

  • The volume control may be problematic.

Use an audio mixer app

The sound settings can be a little confusing. You might not be able to hear the difference, but there is a slight drop in sound quality. To get professional-quality sound, you need to use an audio mixer.

An audio mixer is a device that lets you adjust the sound properties for better quality. The audio mixer also detects the various audio devices connected and you can choose to send audio to the computer speakers or headphones.

You can choose from a wide range of audio mixer apps that let you play sound through speakers and headphones simultaneously.

Voicemeeter – With this free audio mixing app, you can play sound through various devices, including speakers and headphones, at the same time.

CheVolume – Windows 8 and 7 users can get CheVolume, a sound mixer for Windows, for a one-time payment of $9.99.

Audio Router – Audio Router is a free app that lets you route audio between multiple devices and computers. It hasn’t been updated for a while, but it still works with older Windows PCs.

  • Eliminates sound delay between primary and secondary devices

  • Enhances sound quality

  • Simple to download, install, and use

  • Purchase of premium software is required

  • Works only when the audio mixer is open

  • Freeware may contain unwanted software

Use an audio splitter or Bluetooth adapter

An audio splitter is a simple way to divide your audio between your headphones and speakers. You just plug the splitter into your PC and plug the headphones into one port and the speakers into another

You can connect two pairs of headphones or speakers to your Y splitter and play sound on both simultaneously. If you’re using a set of Bluetooth headphones or speakers, you can use a Bluetooth adapter to connect to a computer. The adapter lets you connect more than one set of Bluetooth devices at a time. Connect the adapter to the USB port on your PC and then the devices to the adapter.

  • Easy-to-use plug-and-play design

  • Several audio devices can be used

  • Audio delay is not present

  • Purchase required

  • Works only when connected to a PC

  • Cheap splitters and adapters can cause sound quality problems.

How to have headset and speakers plugged in on MAC – To Play Sound

It’s usually much easier to have two or more speakers and headphones on at the same time with Mac.

Adjust your Mac’s settings

If you want to use speakers and headphones at the same time, you need to set up a Multi-Output Device in your Mac’s System Preferences. This method will work whether you’re using two wired or two Bluetooth devices or you have one wired and one Bluetooth device.

Here are the best ways to play sound via speakers and headphones at the same time.

  • Connect your speakers and headphones to your Mac. 
  • The headphones are connected to the Mac
  • Open Mac Applications in Finder.
  • Open Audio MIDI Setup by going to Utilities. 
  • To create a multi-output device, click the + button in the lower-left corner. 
  • Create a device with multiple outputs
  • Right-click Multi-Output Device and select “Use This Device for Sound Output”.
  • Select the devices you wish to use from the right panel. For wired devices, check the box next to Built-in Output. 
  • Select the devices you want to use
  • Select a Master Device from the dropdown menu. 
  • Select a slave device by checking Drift Correction. 
  • Open the Mac Sound panel in System Preferences. 
  • Select Multi-Output Device under the Output tab. 
  • Choose Multi-Output Device as your output device
  • Simple and straightforward

  • Listen to two or more devices simultaneously

  • Combinations of wired/wired, Bluetooth/Bluetooth, and wired/Bluetooth are possible

  • The volume control may be problematic

Use an audio splitter

Audio splitters are handy for those who want to use more than one device at a time. They’re not needed if you’re using one pair of headphones or one set of speakers, but they can be handy if you’re using more than two devices. But there are no apps for Android and iOS that can do this. You can use a USB splitter to send the sound to multiple devices, but this is the easiest way to do it.

  • Plug-and-play capability

  • Listen to more than two devices at once

  • Purchased Required.

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We hope you’ve found a way to play music while listening to your headphones.

This is a great way to enjoy your favorite music or podcasts without having to deal with the distractions of the outside world. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.

You should be able to hear your audio on your speakers and headphones. If not, check your settings to make sure your device is set to output to the correct port.

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