Have you ever wondered if you can use wireless headphones on a plane? Don’t you have to plug in your headphones to the airplane jack to have them work?

Photo of Airfly ready to make wireless headphones work on a plane

The answer is yes, you can use wireless headphones on a plane. And yes, if you want to listen to the inflight entertainment system, you normally have to plug in your wired headphones into the airplane jack to hear anything. Until now.

Enter Airfly – A small device that allows you to wirelessly connect your Airpods and other wireless headphones to the inflight entertainment system. 

There are a couple of different Airfly models to cover every wireless headphone need you will have. 

The Twelve South AirFly Wireless Transmitter uses Bluetooth technology and will connect AirPods & wireless headphones to headphone jacks at gyms, and on airplane entertainment systems. 

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Use Airfly for Airpods and other  wireless headphones at the Gym

Airfly makes it possible to use your wireless headphones at the gym

Another cool thing about the Airfly is if you are a Nintendo Switch user, you can use it to play your games completely wirelessly!

Now I should mention that the Airplay was designed to work with Airpods, Airpods Pro and Airpods Max, but it does more than that. Airplay will work with any wireless headphones you decide to use.

How do I pair Airfly with my wireless headphones?

Just a few quick steps and you’re done. It’s easy.

  1. Connect the Airfly to a 3.5mm jack on the audio source
  2. Press the pairing button and hold it until the Airfly flashes amber and white. Takes a few seconds.
  3. Put your wireless headphones in pairing mode
  4. Headphones and Airfly will show a “paired” status
  5. And that’s it! Enjoy your wireless connection. 

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Airfly features and specifications:

  • Very affordable
  • Compact, lightweight, and easy to take with you anywhere
  • 1 Lithium Polymer battery included. The battery will last 8+ hours
  • Bluetooth 4.1 technology
  • Nintendo Switch friendly

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Does AirFly only work with AirPods?

No, Airfly doesn’t only work with AirPods. All of the Airfly products work with any wireless or Bluetooth headphones.

When traveling, or in other situations where there is a wired jack and no Bluetooth connectivity, Twelve South AirFly Pro lets you connect your AirPods, Beats, or other wireless headphones to the in-flight entertainment system, as well as in the health club or other places without Bluetooth. It is as simple as plugging AirFly Pro into a plane’s headphone jack and watching or listening.

Does AirFly work with any Bluetooth headphones?

Any Bluetooth-enabled wireless headphones and earbuds are compatible with all AirFly models, and Bluetooth speakers are also supported.

Pro tip:

If you plan to use the Airfly with Airpods, remember that AirPods must be INSIDE AirPod Case to enter pairing mode. This is a common mistake!

So if you are looking to use your wireless headphones either on an aircraft or at the gym, look no further. Grab the Airfly and you are all set!

How do they compare?

Length of Battery Life:Charges With:Connects To:
AirFly20 hrsUSB-COne headphone at a time
AirFly Duo20 hrsUSB-CUp to two headphones at a time
AirFly Pro16 hrsUSB-CUp to two headphones at a time
AirFly USB-C20 hrsUSB-C with Pass Through PowerUp to two headphones at a time

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