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You want to use more than one pair of headphones on your iPhone, iPad or Mac to share the music with others and are now looking for a Bluetooth splitter or other solution to realize double or multiple pairing? Then you are lucky that there is this blog entry;) Because here I am bringing you different solutions if you want to listen to music with others via Apple device, TV or stereo system, but want to use Bluetooth headphones.
If you don't want to read a lot, scroll down to the "update" that I have attached to the article. There you will find my current recommendation: Den BT splitter TT-BA11 DE from TaoTronics. In most cases, this should be the right choice if you want to connect your smartphone to two headphones via Bluetooth, for example. If you are looking for more complex things with TosLink cables or something, read on. ;)
The HMDX HX-HP610RD-EU JAM Fusion On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones not only look cool and are available in white or red - they also ensure double pairing or reception of music transmitted via Bluetooth on two headphones at the same time. So before you buy a Bluetooth splitter and two pairs of headphones, you can order this model from HMDX twice. Thanks to 6 hours of battery life and a range of 10 meters, the headphones are ideal for use with iPhone, iPad and even Mac and MacBook.
Most Bluetooth splitters or transmitters are connected to the music-playing device via a 3,5 mm jack connection. At the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus the Lightning-to-jack adapter must therefore still be used. But then, for example, Bluetooth splitters from TaoTronics ensure that you can supply two pairs of headphones from one audio source (iPhone, iPad, Mac, TV, MP3 player, radio, etc.). The two TaoTronics models mentioned below differ in that the TT-BA09 also allows an optical input of an audio signal via a TOSLINK cable, while the TT-BH08 "only" has a 3,5mm jack socket as audio-in.
But not only TaoTronics offers Bluetooth transmitters and splitters. Such devices are also available from other manufacturers such as Avantree or Hugoo. The aptX LOW LATENCY technology from the chip manufacturer Qualcomm is also used in the Avantree Bluetooth transmitter. Pairing is optimal when the headphones that are used for reception also use aptX LOW LATENCY. The Avantree Bluetooth transmitter you can find here.
KOKKIA has a small (and unfortunately expensive) box that works without a cable and has the jack plug directly on the device. If that leads to connection problems, whether it's an iPhone or iPad case or other structural features, a connection cable is still required. That is why I do not want to recommend the KOKKIA model per se, but only for the sake of completeness not leave it unmentioned: here are the details about the KOKKIA iSPLITTER. The Hugoo model seems cheaper and more practical to me: see and be amazed. And then there is another from Hama that has a USB port in addition to the jack port: see here.
It's cool and modern to stream music, podcasts, audiobooks and much more via Bluetooth from your iPhone, iPad or MacBook. With Bluetooth splitters, this can also be done on two receiver devices at the same time. But if you don't want to use receivers, but classic wired headphones, so-called Y splitters and similar will help you. The Amazon bestseller comes from UGREEN and looks very valuable: buy here at amazon. Cheap alternatives come from AKORD and kenable. If you want to feed a jack output into up to five outputs, then there are corresponding splitters in a double pack from Aussel: order here at Amazon.
Stream music and other audio from iPhone, iPad, Mac, TV and the like on two headphones at the same time or split the Bluetooth signal? This works with the presented devices but also without any intermediate device with the headphones from the HMDX brand Jam described above. Which solution do you choose? Feel free to leave a comment on the topic! :)
Update 16.03.2018/XNUMX/XNUMX: Small BT splitter from TaoTronics
Just now came a question from a reader who, despite the extensive article, did not know which splitter to use if she wanted to play an audio book with her Samsung S6 that she would like to hear with her son at the same time. This means that the splitter is plugged into the S6 via a jack cable and sends the signal to two Bluetooth headphones. My current recommendation is the little one Bluetooth transmitter from TaoTronics with the model number TT-BA11 DE. It has a good transmission power and is able to bridge up to 20 meters. In addition, it is pleasantly small and TaoTronics has struck me with good quality for a long time.
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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