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bazookafx3
Mar 16, 2008, 10:15 PM
Is there any .app to allow mono sound on my touch? i am deaf in an ear and music is less enjoyable with only half of the music.
thank you



digitalnicotine
Mar 16, 2008, 10:20 PM
Answer found by Honeybee1236 (http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread.php?t=151201) on ilounge forums:

"In iTunes go to Edit>Preferences>Advance>Importing and change the selection to mono and convert the songs. It will do all highlighted songs. So Edit>Select all to highlight them. When done leave them highlighted and press the delete key to remove the duplicates from the library."

Hope this helped.

bazookafx3
Mar 17, 2008, 11:37 AM
That sort of helped, but i am looking for a way to simply play in mono when i want to, because when i have headphones i want mono but when i play from my speakers i want stereo.

digitalnicotine
Mar 17, 2008, 01:17 PM
Then you can double your tracks, have one set in mono and one in stereo. Alter song names to recognize which is which.

Petje
Mar 29, 2008, 11:07 AM
I have the same problem, only hope soon a hearing aid will restore my stereo hearing.

I realy thing that was a dumb solution (sorry if I hurt your feelings) doubling all my audio tracks.
I am looking for a way my iPod G5 to play mono is there a way without molesting my audiotracks?

hobbbz
Mar 29, 2008, 11:09 AM
there has to be a mono headset somewhere with only one earpiece

digitalnicotine
Mar 29, 2008, 11:16 AM
I realy thing that was a dumb solution (sorry if I hurt your feelings) doubling all my audio tracks.


It's a suggestion. Take it or leave it. Calling a suggestion (for someone else) dumb merely because it doesn't suit your particular needs is juvenile.

Petje
Mar 29, 2008, 12:22 PM
Well sorry again, but don't you think it is kind of weird to go on copying all your music data because the product lacks a feature.

digitalnicotine
Mar 29, 2008, 12:36 PM
Apology accepted. :) I do agree that it's a bother to have to do so in order to have both stereo and mono versions of the same songs in order to enjoy them to their fullest in varied environments. Especially if you have a large music collection and a limited iPod hard drive. I searched around the web, and found several asking the same question, but no other solutions of yet. I wonder if there is a small device/switch that could connect to the headphone port on the ipod as a through port, and allow you to switch back and forth between mono and stereo? That's about the only solution I can think of short of a software update that allowed you to toggle on the iPod itself.

Maybe you could post in the programmers thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=73), and see if someone there is up for making an app that could do this? Good luck, I hope you can find a solution.

iJordo
Mar 29, 2008, 02:09 PM
Apology accepted. :) I do agree that it's a bother to have to do so in order to have both stereo and mono versions of the same songs in order to enjoy them to their fullest in varied environments. Especially if you have a large music collection and a limited iPod hard drive. I searched around the web, and found several asking the same question, but no other solutions of yet. I wonder if there is a small device/switch that could connect to the headphone port on the ipod as a through port, and allow you to switch back and forth between mono and stereo? That's about the only solution I can think of short of a software update that allowed you to toggle on the iPod itself.

Maybe you could post in the programmers thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=73), and see if someone there is up for making an app that could do this? Good luck, I hope you can find a solution.


go here and buy a pair of headphones with a mono/stereo switch... it should do the trick for you!

http://reviews.cnet.com/4566-6468_7-0.html?filter=500909_5418659_
goodluck!
Jordan

Petje
Mar 30, 2008, 02:19 AM
I saw some threads where people started soldering their headphones, and thought it might be for sale.

I found this cheap option:
http://www.maplin.co.uk/images/Full/fk14q.jpg

Thinking about that I start to wonder if it would work, or have I now made a dumb proposal myself ?

Now I'm sure that it a dumb proposal, shame on me.

guus
May 8, 2009, 11:11 AM
The proposal didn't appear that bad, others suggested this to me as well.
I bought this thing this morning, costs less than 2 euro, but unfortunately it doesn't work on my iPhone: I get no sound anymore at all.
Maybe I try the iTunes mono importing solution.
There should be many many people who are half-deaf or for other reasons use the headphone only on one side. Apple, please make option in iTunes to transfer music in mono to iPhone or iPod. Should not be difficult.

candycane88
Oct 24, 2009, 07:13 AM
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102690

I think that little device will do the trick. Just plug it in between your headphones and your iThing.

Barbie
Oct 24, 2009, 11:20 AM
mono audio is available in the accessibility options

Settings>General>Accessibility

:)

Toronto111
Oct 30, 2009, 05:52 AM
What you want is to go from stereo to mono, not mono to stereo. Stereo was fairly new when the Beatles came along and a lot of their songs took advantage of the whole right - left thing stereo offers. In order to convert their songs to mono, you'll have to re-rip the CD and tell iTunes to rip it in mono format.

heyitsmarie
Oct 31, 2009, 02:14 PM
It's a suggestion. Take it or leave it. Calling a suggestion (for someone else) dumb merely because it doesn't suit your particular needs is juvenile.

i agree.

Supaman22
Nov 2, 2009, 11:03 PM
one solution could be here http://www.apple.com/iphone/iphone-3gs/accessibility.html right in the top picture, it says Mono Audio ON/OFF. Im not sure how to get it but, its there. hope I helped (even a bit)

asorta
Oct 8, 2010, 10:44 AM
mono audio is available in the accessibility options

Settings>General>Accessibility

:)

Read Manual - iPod_touch_iOS4.1_User_Guide.pdf: that's how it's done.

EmzWayHoward
May 4, 2011, 03:37 PM
The comment above is right! It really works and saves you buying a gizmo! (I put my sound on mono a month ago by accident)

andy007007
May 21, 2012, 11:59 PM
There must be a button somewhere, I have tried all of above and nothing works. I'm playing it through a mono Marshal guitar amp so we can have some music outdoors for the Jubilee!. Not long to go, help!! please :confused:

OpenSourceRebel
Jun 16, 2012, 07:42 PM
Is there any .app to allow mono sound on my touch? i am deaf in an ear and music is less enjoyable with only half of the music.
thank you

Hey bazookafx3, follow these instructions and you should be good to go without having to convert any files. This change will also allow you to take phone calls in mono, get game audio in mono, etc.

- Press the settings button.
- Then press General.
- Then press Accessibility.
- Then switch Mono Audio to 'On'.
or
- Alternatively you could pan the sound to the left or right via the slider immediately below the Mono Audio switch. Depending on which ear you're deaf in, panning it completely to one side would prevent any audio from blasting into the ear that's not functioning properly.

There's also a hearing aid mode within this panel, but I've never used it.

Cheers,
Dela