Infrared microspectroscopy is a powerful tool in the analysis of biological samples. However, strong electromagnetic scattering may occur since the wavelength of the incident radiation and the samples may be of comparable size. Based on the Mie theory of single spheres, correction algorithms have been developed to retrieve pure absorbance spectra. Studies of the scattering characteristics of samples of different types, obtained by microspectroscopy, have been performed. However, the detailed,microscopic effects of the coupling of the samples on signatures in spectra, obtained by infrared microspectroscopy, are still notclear. The aim of this paper is to investigate how the coupling of spherical samples influences the spectra. Applying the surfaceintegral equation (SIE) method, we simulate small dielectric spheres, arranged as double-spheres or small arrays of spheres.We find that the coupling of the spheres hardly influences the broad oscillations observed in infrared spectra (the Mie wiggles)unless the radii of the spheres are different or the angle between the incident direction of the incident radiation and the normalof the plane where the spheres are located is large. Sharp resonance features in the spectra (the Mie ripples) are affected bythe coupling of the spheres and this effect depends on the polarization of the incident wave. Experiments are performed toverify our conclusions.