2 Bose Soundlink Mini to ONE iPhone/Macbook

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  1. henrys macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2012
    I currently have one bose soundlink mini, if I get another one, would it be possible to connect both to one device (iPhone or MBPr) simultaneously and play sound simultaneously too?
  2. cosmic68 macrumors 6502


    Dec 26, 2007
    Unfortunately no. Just one at a time. Great little speaker, isn't it though?
  3. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    No, that's one reason I went with AirPlay for devices at home. My MBA can play to multiple speakers around the house and I can control it via the Apple Remote app on my phone or ipad. Alternately, Rogue Amoeba's Airfoil / Airfoil Speakers software allows me to play direct from my phone to multiple AirPlay speakers.

    For your setup, consider keeping the SoundLink mini and using Airfoil on your MBP to make it AirPlay enabled. They get your second speaker either with AirPlay built in (I have a Bose SoundLink Air and it's great) or use an AirPort Express or AppleTV audio output to the AUX In of a speaker to enable it on AirPlay.

    See http://appadvice.com/appnn/2013/12/...-to-an-unsupported-bluetooth-wireless-speaker
  4. cosmic68 macrumors 6502


    Dec 26, 2007
    That's actually good advice as if you really want it, just get an Airport Express off eBay, connect that to aux of one Bose in another room and the extra Bose you want to your computer (with afore mentioned software).
    Obviously that does mean buying extra hardware.
    I can highly recommend the B&W A5 if you got a bit of cash in your pocket!
  5. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Thanks. You also could buy a refurb Airport Express from Apple for $75 and get a year warranty. http://store.apple.com/us/product/FC414LL/A/airport-express-base-station-june-2012

    I have three speakers in the house, one Bose SoundLink Air and two speakers each connected via an AirPort Express. It's really nice for when we have people over as I can have background music throughout the house all in sync and not too loud in any room.

    Or I can just play music to the speaker in the room I'm in at the time.

    Downside is not as much portability outside the home as some of the BT speakers provide. A good mix would be have one good BT speaker connected via AUX IN and go with AirPlay for the others in the home.
  6. lbain, Nov 19, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2014

    lbain macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2014
    If you're like me and you just want to have two on your desk, providing a more 'stereo' sound experience, you could hook up the Soundlink via aux to an aux splitter and then aux to both. You could also buy a Bluetooth receiver for about $30, connecting an aux to a splitter and then aux to both, enabling a simpler mobile experience from a iphone or tablet. All in all, excluding the price of a new soundlink mini, it would cost you about $50-60.


  7. jisimni_mark macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2015
    Hi Ibain, I'm interested in the setup you provided and think it could work. I currently have 1 Soundlink, and wanted to pair with another speaker (not a Soundlink) ... to give a more 'stereo' sound experience. I also wanted to connect the mp3 player directly by AUX (not with Bluetooth), so how would you adjust your setting to accomplish this? Thank you kind sir!
  8. Pacifier macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2016

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