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Left ear softer than right ear

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

The left ear of my headphones is too soft or the right ear is too loud, so the sound is off-balanced and it is stronger in my right ear and the off-balance is just killing me.

I am using Sony MDR XB-500s and I mainly play music with the Play Music application on my Galaxy S3.

 

I am sure it is louder in the right ear because I flipped the headphones and it was louder in the left ear so my ears aren't the problem.

 

Are there any ways to fix this like some app or something or is it time to get new headphones?

 

Any help is appreciated.

post #2 of 8

It may be the headphones, depending on how old or beat up they are.

 

Try changing the balance setting is on your phone.

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
where can I find the balance settings?
post #4 of 8

I'm not sure for your particular phone. The phone may not even have a balance setting. Look online, or you can possibly download an app that will allow you to make changes to the balance.

post #5 of 8

That's unusual: usually, the left is a little louder.

 

Are they new? Could be a driver mismatch. If so, exchange it. 

post #6 of 8

Do you know whether it's the settings on your phone that's causing it, your headphones or maybe even your ears? 

post #7 of 8

When you put headphones on the opposite way (left earphone to right ear and vice versa) do you still hear things louder on your right side?

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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post

That's unusual: usually, the left is a little louder.

Are they new? Could be a driver mismatch. If so, exchange it. 
lol. They most likely aren't new. The XB500 is discontinued. (sadly... The new xb series SUCKS.)
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