The majority of our audiophiles have a tendency to ask the same question, which is how they can listen to music through their headphones and through the speakers at the same time. Is there any way around this?
You can get decent sound through speakers and headphones, to give you the answer to your question in a nutshell: “yes.”
And the more detailed response to your question on how to make audio play through speakers as well as headphones is…
It is extremely dependent on the technical specifications of the computer or laptop you are using, as well as the headphones and, of course, the speakers. Although it is possible to use two audio outputs on some laptops, desktop computers are likely to have this capability more frequently.
You can accomplish this goal in a few different ways. Permit me to describe the majority of it in detail.
Adjust Sound Settings in PC
- Click on the system tray speaker icon on your desktop.
- Make sure your system’s default speakers are also configured as default speakers in the playback devices menu by going to playback devices.
- That man will show up on the list of default communication devices if you’ve installed speakers drivers correctly.
- Go to the recording tab in the same window and right-click to reveal the disabled devices.
- Once you’ve done this, a new option, known as Stereo Mix, will appear. Simply click on it to activate it.
- Double-click it to bring up the menu, then select the Listen option from the list.
- To hear the system sound, click Listen to this device and specify the default playback device.
- If you want to hear them on the system you’re using, make sure your headphones are plugged in and ready to go.
- Afterwards, navigate to the Advanced tab and uncheck any and all options there that allow the device to be controlled exclusively by third-party programs
- To listen to your own voice, simply adjust the volume by dragging your mouse over the level selection and clicking OK.
This also helps to keep Skype and Zoom from tampering with your chosen audio levels while you are using the applications. You’ve finished using your PC to simultaneously listen to both devices.
Adjust Sound Settings in Mac
- Launchpad from spotlight can be used to launch the default app, Audio MiDi. On your Macbook.
- Make sure all of your Mac’s audio devices are connected to the application folder in the finder.
- Select the option to create multiple output devices by clicking on the “+” button in the bottom left corner.
- You’ll be able to pick all of the audio devices connected to your Mac from this pane once a multi-output device is created.
- Right-click the multi-output device from the left side widget and select the one you wish to send the audio through.
- Select the sound output choice for the user’s device from here.
Once you’ve done this, any audio you play will be routed through the audio devices you’ve added. In order to play audio through both speakers and headphones, you can build an aggregate device.
The steps are very similar to those outlined previously. Once you’ve selected the create aggregate device, the right pane will display a list of all of your devices. Set up all the devices you want to use for audio routing.
Now, open the clock source drop-down menu and select the built-in output option from the drop-down menu. You’ll be able to see all the devices you’ve added here. Drag the built-in output option all the way to the end from this point on. Just choose the option to use this device for aggregate sound output, and you’re done.