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Ultimate Ears 500 - One ear sounds louder than other?

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I just purchased a pair of UE500 and what I noticed after a day of use is that the left earbud is slightly louder than the right. I tried this with multiple devices, and the same thing happened. It's not a substantial difference, but you can definitely tell when listening to anything. Is this normal? Is there anyway to control the volume in each earbud on a iPod touch?

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Originally Posted by RawrDuy View Post

I just purchased a pair of UE500 and what I noticed after a day of use is that the left earbud is slightly louder than the right. I tried this with multiple devices, and the same thing happened. It's not a substantial difference, but you can definitely tell when listening to anything. Is this normal? Is there anyway to control the volume in each earbud on a iPod touch?

 

This definitely isn't normal.
 

It's either one of three problems:

  • Seal differences can cause one side to sound different than the other.
  • Driver flex can cause one side to sound silent
  • Hardware issue that is caused by a malfunctioning driver.

Try to play around with the tips and insertion depth to see if it's that.  Otherwise, contact UE/Logitech customer support.

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Switch sides and see if you hear the inverted difference. If so then probably should prepare for a return or exchange. 

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Originally Posted by Yggdrassilious View Post

Switch sides and see if you hear the inverted difference. If so then probably should prepare for a return or exchange. 



The UE 500s are asymmetrical in shape.  I don't think switching them would be a good idea.

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