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How to set up two simultaneous audio outputs on Mac

Fortunately, Macs they are still saved from the killer fate of Apple that killed the headphone output on iPhones and could do so on iPads in the not too distant future. Therefore, anyone who wants to connect an audio device can do so in a tried and tested way for over 100 years simply by plugging the connector into the appropriate port.

However, sometimes we want to provide audio for more than one device, for a variety of reasons to share the music / movie with another person, for some work-related purpose or whatever. If you have two wired headsets, the only solution is to use one splitter, but if one or more of the accessories offer Bluetooth connection, the whole thing is even easier.

Yes, did you know that the Mac has a hidden option for you to perform this task without much difficulty? Below, we show the path of the stones:

  1. First of all, connect all the audio accessories to your Mac, either through the headphones connector or via Bluetooth, you can use as many devices as you want, be it wired and others wireless or all wireless (keep in mind, however, that audio playback will lose quality as the number of shared devices increases).
  2. Open the Finder, go to Utility Applications and click on the Audio and MIDI Setup app.
  3. At the bottom of the side list, click on the ?+? and the option ?Create Device with Multiple Output?.
  4. In the "Audio device" list, check all the devices you want to use in the configuration (the "Integrated Output" field refers to the accessory connected to the headphones output).
  5. In the ?Main Device? field, choose which of the devices will be the master (that is, which will receive the main audio signal and to which the other devices will be subordinate); in the ?Correct Rudo? field, leave all other devices checked.

    Device configuration for audio output

  6. In the side list, right click on the newly created device and click on ?Use this device for sound output?.
  7. Close the application, go to Sound System Preferences and, in the "Output" tab, select the newly created "Device with Multiple Output".

Ready! Now all of your connected accessories will play the same audio. In my tests, the only ?sine? I make in relation to the experience is that the sound on devices that are not only the master arrives with an almost imperceptible delay, of milliseconds which does not hinder most tasks at all, but something to take into account whether you depend on the resource for professional audio monitoring or the like.

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