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Can I connect AirPods and headphones at the same time?

This post will show you how you can listen to AirPods and headphones at the same time if you are using a MacBook, iPad or iPhone.

You can connect AirPods and headphones at the same time to MacBook. You can connect AirPods and Beats headphones to an iPhone or iPad using AirPlay. You can also connect AirPods and Bluetooth headphones at the same time to an iPhone or iPad by using a Bluetooth splitter.

Can I connect AirPods and headphones at the same time?

Yes, it is possible to connect both AirPods and headphones at the same time. However, it will depend on the device you are using.

To connect AirPods and headphones to your MacBook do as follows:

  1. Pair your AirPods to the Macbook’s Bluetooth the normal way and plug in or pair your headphones as well.
  2. Go to finder -> Applications -> utilities -> Audio MIDI Setup
  3. Click the “+” icon at the bottom left
  4. Click “Create Multi-output device”
  5. Click the box next to the AirPods and headphones below “Use”. They should both show a blue tick.
  6. Click the box next to the AirPods that says “Drift correction”
  7. Open finder -> Applications -> System preferences
  8. Click “Sound”
  9. Click “Output”
  10. Click the Multi-output device that you just created

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Can I connect AirPods and headphones at the same time on iPhone?

It is not possible to listen to AirPods and wired headphones at the same time.

However, you can connect two pairs of AirPods at the same time or you can both listen to AirPods and Beats Wireless headphones at the same time by using AirPlay. You can look here to see how to do it.

Another option you have is to use a Bluetooth splitter and to connect your AirPods and headphones to that. Doing so, will allow you to listen to AirPods and any Bluetooth headphone at the same time.

Read more: Why does it take so long to connect AirPods?

Can I connect AirPods and Bluetooth headphones at the same time?

As mentioned above, if you have two pairs of AirPods or a pair of AirPods and Beats wireless headphones, it will be possible for you to listen to two of them at the same time by using AirPlay.

Alternatively, it will be possible for you to do so by using a Bluetooth splitter.

Can I use AirPods and wired headphones at the same time?

You can use AirPods and Wired headphones on Mac by creating a multi-input device as mentioned above.

For iPad and iPhone, you can’t use headphones and iPhone at the same time.