How to Plug in Two Sets of Headphones to a Laptop Computer

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How to Plug in Two Sets of Headphones to a Laptop Computer
With a jack splitter, you no longer have to share a single pair of headphones. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Playing movies, music or games on your laptop is a great way to pass the time when on a long flight or while patiently sitting in a waiting room. Being considerate, you don't want to disturb others by blasting your laptop's sound, so you hook up a pair of headphones. The problem lies when you have another person wanting to hear the output, because most laptops only offer a single headphone jack. However, with a dual headphone jack splitter, you can overcome this limitation. This splitter takes a single signal and splits it into two equal audio outputs.

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Things you need

  • Dual headphone jack splitter, 3.5mm

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  1. 1

    Locate the headphone jack on your laptop computer. This 3.5mm jack is typically labelled with a headphone graphic and located on the side of your laptop.

  2. 2

    Plug the male end of the jack splitter into the headphone jack on your laptop.

  3. 3

    Plug a headphone into each of the two female ends of the headphone splitter. This enables sound through both pairs of headphones.

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