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Cowon J3 Audio L/R function

post #1 of 10
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I have been experimenting with my Cowon J3 and came across this Audio L/R function under the system settings. 

Is this supposed to be a panning function? As when I try the fucntion to the maximum of 10 the sound only pans slightly to the left and -10 the sound only slighly pans to the right. I don't seem to get any hard panning (sound only in left earphone while right earphone is silent)

 

Do any other owners get hard panning or do they experience just panning slightly to the left or right with this function?

Please advise

Art

post #2 of 10

I wonder if it is to adjust for imbalanced hearing so you would want to be able to make subtle changes.

post #3 of 10

i think cowon thought that no one in the world is so abnormal with 1 ear near deaf and the other ear is still sharp.

i myself only use between 0 and -3 (to left)

post #4 of 10

just checked with my J3 and yea got the same effect as you. the sound was mostly in one ear but there was still a moderate volume coming out of the other ear

post #5 of 10


 

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Originally Posted by Artmuzz View Post

I have been experimenting with my Cowon J3 and came across this Audio L/R function under the system settings. 

Is this supposed to be a panning function? As when I try the fucntion to the maximum of 10 the sound only pans slightly to the left and -10 the sound only slighly pans to the right. I don't seem to get any hard panning (sound only in left earphone while right earphone is silent)

 

Do any other owners get hard panning or do they experience just panning slightly to the left or right with this function?

Please advise

Art


IIRC it is not a hard panning, like you can get in Rockbox, just a partial one.

post #6 of 10

yeah it's like this on the s9 too. i've always wondered if that was normal.. guess it is

post #7 of 10

I have a mostly deaf brother, with only a little hearing in one ear, and know several people with different degrees of hearing in each ear.  The L/R balance feature helps make up for some and present what sounds balanced to those whose ears aren't.  

post #8 of 10

yes, it's not meant to be hard panning, is just for adjustin music... the people who designed this, maybe were thinking about how you can enjoy more the music, and how to balance the hearing between ears, more than how to hear the music in only one ear.....

because music is most stereophonic!.....

post #9 of 10

I feel like cowon's iaudio 7 had better panning features than the J3. While the scale for J3 goes from -10 to 10, iaudio 7 went from -20 to 20,(extending a little further to both ends of the scale) allowing for more refined and accurate panning to my liking. I which I could listen to my J3 with -1.5 for my taste but I can't =/

post #10 of 10

maybe some further firmware releases will fix that.... i am still hoping for some repairs in the firmware, with searching throught music, which is case sensitive, and some small issues, but for you, if they add this, this is great....

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