iPod Touch Mono sound on my ipod?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by bazookafx3, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2008
    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
  2. macrumors demi-goddess


    Jan 11, 2008
    Answer found by Honeybee1236 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.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2008
    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.
  4. macrumors demi-goddess


    Jan 11, 2008
    Then you can double your tracks, have one set in mono and one in stereo. Alter song names to recognize which is which.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2007
    Same problem here

    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?
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2005
    there has to be a mono headset somewhere with only one earpiece
  7. macrumors demi-goddess


    Jan 11, 2008
    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.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2007
    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.
  9. macrumors demi-goddess


    Jan 11, 2008
    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, and see if someone there is up for making an app that could do this? Good luck, I hope you can find a solution.
  10. macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2007
    best option is to...

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

  11. macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2007
    I saw some threads where people started soldering their headphones, and thought it might be for sale.

    I found this cheap option:

    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.
  12. macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2009
    I have the same problem

    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.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2009
  14. macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2009
    mono audio is available in the accessibility options


  15. macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2009
    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.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2009
    i agree.
  17. macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2008
  18. macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2008
    Read Manual - iPod_touch_iOS4.1_User_Guide.pdf: that's how it's done.
  19. macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2011

    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)
  20. macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2012
    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:
  21. macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2012
    Set Your iPhone to Mono

    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'.
    - 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.


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