How to Use Two Headphones on PC at Once (Wired/Bluetooth)

So, today the new season of your and your friend's favorite web series has been released and you both want to watch its first episode together. For which you will need two headphones so that your experience goes well. But the problem is you don't know how to use two headphones on PC at the same time.

The solution to use two headphones on PC is depending on the type of headphones (Wired/Bluetooth) you will use. So, in this article we will guide you how to use two headphones on PC.

How to Use Two Headphones on PC

How to Use Two Wired Headphones on PC or Laptop

Some PCs may offer two headphones jacks but most PCs only offer on jack for headphones which limits the connection of wired audio outputs.

To this problem, you have to use some tools or adjust your PCs setting. So, the solutions are given below:

  • Use a headphone Splitter
  • Adjust Control Panel settings and use Stereo Mix

Use a headphone Splitter

How to Use Two Headphones on PC

Using a headphone splitter is a simple solution for you to use two headphones on PC at once. To experience the good sound quality you must buy a good quality headphones splitter which matches the size of your headphones. The headphones splitter have two jacks for connection which is good enough for you to use two headphones on your PC.

To use two headphones on PC, you have to plug in the headphone splitter into the USB port on your PC. Then, plug in your headphones into each jack of the headphone splitter. Then, your work is finished and the splitter will split the sound equally to your both headphones.

Adjust Control Panel settings and use Stereo Mix

Use of stereo mix feature can also split the sound between your headphones. This feature is introduced by Microsoft and available in Window 10. This way you don't need additional tools such as headphone splitter. All you have to do is follow the steps given below:

1. Go to "Control Pannel" and then, click on "Sound".

How to Use Two Headphones on PC

2. Click on "Recording" Tab
3. Then, Right-click on "Stereo Mix" and click on "Set as Default Device". If the Stereo Mix option isn't showing in your recording tab, then right-click anywhere in recording tab and select Show Disable Devices.

How to Use Two Headphones on PC

4. Click on "Listen" Tab.
5. Tick the box of "Listen to this device"

How to Use Two Headphones on PC

6. Now, choose your headphones in drop down list. Then, save the changes by click on Apply>OK.

Note: If the Stereo Mix option still isn't showing up, then you need to update your sound driver.


How to Use Two Bluetooth Headphones on PC or Laptop

This method only work if your PC has Bluetooth 5.0, its indicates that your PC supports the streaming audio to multiple music devices.

If your PC support these, then you can follow the further steps:

  • Using a Bluetooth Adapter
  • Adjust your PCs Bluetooth settings

Using a Bluetooth Adapter

Using a bluetooth adapter is a simplest way if you want to connect multiple headphones at once. Here are some bluetooth adapter which you can buy:

These Bluetooth Adapter which we recommended you has the Bluetooth 5.0 technology and wide range of connectivity.

Once you have a bluetooth adapter, then plug the adapter into the USB port on your computer. Then, turn on the first headphone and put it in pairing mode by pressing and holding the Bluetooth button until the indicator light flashes. On your PC or laptop, go to the Bluetooth settings and click on "Add Bluetooth or other device." Select "Bluetooth" and wait for your computer to find the headphones. Click on the headphones' name to connect and pair them. Repeat the same process with the second headphone, making sure it is in pairing mode before trying to connect it to your PC.

Adjust your PCs Bluetooth settings

After using bluetooth adapter but still you are facing problems to connect headphones on your PC. So, you may need to adjust your PCs bluetooth settings.

Follow these steps:

  • Go to the "Setting" and select "Sound".
  • Then, scroll down and tap on "More sound setting".
  • After that next window will open and click on "Recording" tab.
  • Then, select your Bluetooth headphone from the list that appears and right-click on it and choose "properties".
  • Go to "Listen" tab and tick the "Listen to this device" option.
  • Then, go to "Playback through this device" drop down menu and choose your Bluetooth headphones.
  • Now, save the changes by click on Apply>OK and restart your device.

Why Using Two Headphones with One PC is Not Ideal

Some PCs are not designed to connect two headphones at the same time. So, using two headphones with one PC is not an ideal because of various reasons such as:

1. Audio Quality: Splitting the audio signal between two headphones can result in a loss of audio quality. This is because the PC's sound card is not designed to handle two separate headphone outputs, which can lead to a decrease in volume and overall sound quality.

2. Compatibility Issues: Some headphones may not be compatible with the same audio jack or port, which can result in only one headphone working at a time or one of the headphones working incorrectly.

3. Sound Leakage: With two people listening to different audio at the same time, there may be sound leakage between the two headphones, which can be distracting or annoying.


Now, you can watch your favorite web series episodes with your friend with the above guide "how to use two headphones on PC". It is generally better to use a headphone splitter or separate audio devices to allow multiple people to listen to audio on the same PC without compromising on audio quality, compatibility, or comfort.

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