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You can buy two sets if you and a friend want to listen to the same thing on a Mac but don’t want to share a pair of AirPods. Now, macOS can’t send sound to two sets of headphones at the same time. Thanks to an easy fix, you can listen to the same music on all of your earbuds. Let’s look at how to connect two sets of AirPods to your Mac so you can listen to music together wirelessly.
Pair two AirPods to One Mac
To connect two sets of AirPods or other headphones to a MacBook or desktop Mac and share audio with a friend, we’ll make a virtual audio device in Audio MIDI Set up, send the sound from both sets of AirPods to it, and then choose this device in the system volume menu.
To make a virtual device that can play multiple music files, do the following:
- Open a new Finder window, click Applications on the left, and then open the Utilities folder.
- To start Audio MIDI Setup, double-click it in the Utilities folder. You can also use Spotlight search on your Mac to open Audio MIDI Setup.
- Click the plus (+) button in the lower-left corner of the Audio MIDI Setup window and choose Create Multi-Output Device from the menu that appears.
- Check the boxes next to the two sets of AirPods or other headphones you want to use on the right.
- Select Multi-Output Device from the list on the left, click it to change your virtual audio device, and press Enter. Give it a name that tells what it’s about, like “Shared Headphones.”
- Control-click on your virtual audio device and choose Use This Device For Sound Output.
Now you have successfully connected two airpods with one mac. You can enjoy the music.