Apple Earbuds Uneven Sound?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by touchipods, Dec 13, 2012.


Does Your Apple Earbud Produce Uneven Sound?

  1. Yes, One Side is Slightly Louder

    5 vote(s)
  2. No, Perfectly Even Sound

    4 vote(s)
  1. touchipods
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    macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2012
    So I started to use the apple earphones that comes with the touch 4g (not the earpods). Previously I used different company earbud. My issue is the low notes and bass-comes out louder on the right earbud. The vocals and mid-tones are even. To make sure it wasn't my ears, I tried my previous earphones and it was even left-and-right.

    I'm not talking about when during some songs, the right or left side will play and the other side silent. Rather when it's a consistent beat (such as boom boom boom)-the right is louder.

    I'd say 45% left and 50% right in terms of bass/low notes sound level. Is this a defect or did Apple make these earbuds that way? Also my hearing is pretty good so even if I did go to Apple store, not sure if they'd notice what I'm hearing...
  2. roxxette
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    macrumors 68000


    Aug 9, 2011
    settings - general - accessibility - adjust audio channels.

    Hope it helps.
  3. Jessica Lares
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    macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    If you just recently bought the iPod, go into a store and tell them that you're getting uneven sound. They'll take your word for it and get you a pair from the back. They can't test them or anything like that mainly because it's a hygiene issue.
  4. Hamstring
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    macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2003
    The apple headphones suck, mine always blow out a channel after a couple months
  5. Ffosse
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    macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2012
    Never use them - my 2 sets of earpods went straight in the trash.

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