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Wearing IEM's in opposite ear?

post #1 of 5
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 I find that on my sm3's, that its way more comfortable for me to wear the right earpiece in the left ear and the left earpiece in my right ear. Is this wrong to do? Oh and something else that is weird is that i can listen at louder volumes without hearing a distortion in my left ear that i usually always get at a certain volume. Maybe im crazy, I dont know.

post #2 of 5

I wouldn't say it's wrong.  The only impact will be that in music that has strong separation (think stereo recordings made in the early 60's) you will hear things in the opposite ear.  I will still be stereo though.  If you listen to strongly separated music that you are very familiar with, it will seem odd that instruments are coming though the other ear.

 

The distortion aspect of it that you mention makes me wonder if something i sup with your equpiment ('phones or player). 

post #3 of 5

Nothing wrong with swapping sides on a universal. As maggior notes, only stereo positioning (and possibly comfort) should be affected.

post #4 of 5

I find this is the most comfortable and isolating way to wear the IE8 with the cable down.

post #5 of 5

There are several records of the physical and mental differences between left and right ear, most noticeably the bias of speech / vocals in the right ear and music / tone in the left ear. I wonder if songs are recorded / mastered with this subtle difference in mind. Just food for thought.

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