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#1 2021-07-21 11:10:25

onlyspaceGHOST
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[SOLVED] Audio only going out one side of headphones properly

On my Desktop audio randomly started only going out one ear, well it goes out both but the left is half the volume. I use KDE so I balanced the audio in settings (https://i.imgur.com/2tsdxpn.png) but it hasn't fixed it, the headphones work perfectly fine on my laptop (also running arch with KDE). The headphones also work on my computer when I plug them in (at a guess this is because this makes them show up as a different device)

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#2 2021-07-21 20:01:46

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Re: [SOLVED] Audio only going out one side of headphones properly

How do you connect these headphones to your computer? If you connect them by jack, then plug them to the socket and rotate connector slowly right or left, while playing something, until you will hear well on both ears.

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#3 2021-07-21 20:23:55

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Re: [SOLVED] Audio only going out one side of headphones properly

xerxes_ wrote:

How do you connect these headphones to your computer? If you connect them by jack, then plug them to the socket and rotate connector slowly right or left, while playing something, until you will hear well on both ears.

Wireless USB thingy, it's not a problem with the headphones they work fine on my laptop in the same method - I wanna try and delete all config related to the device on my computer but can't figure out where the files are or if that will even solve it

The problem is that one ear is like half the volume of the other and I tried to balance it in settings (had to do this many times in the past) but this time it's not working

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#4 2021-07-22 20:01:03

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Re: [SOLVED] Audio only going out one side of headphones properly

What sound system do you use (alsa, pulseaudio, pipewire or something else)?

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#5 2021-07-23 12:43:01

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Re: [SOLVED] Audio only going out one side of headphones properly

xerxes_ wrote:

What sound system do you use (alsa, pulseaudio, pipewire or something else)?

Pulse

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#6 2021-07-23 20:37:30

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Re: [SOLVED] Audio only going out one side of headphones properly

Run pavucontrol and check padlock sign to see how have you set volume for left and right channel.

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#7 2021-07-24 14:58:04

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Re: [SOLVED] Audio only going out one side of headphones properly

when i had this problem, i gone to alsamixer and left channel was 0...

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#8 2021-07-28 15:14:11

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Re: [SOLVED] Audio only going out one side of headphones properly

Managed to fix it in alsamixer, weird that I wasn't able to fix it another way

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#9 2021-07-28 19:40:51

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Re: [SOLVED] Audio only going out one side of headphones properly

maybe alsa and pulseaudio have different equalizers because they are distinct sound servers in different layers (just a guess)

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