Skype incoming audio only on right speaker?

Jerz

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Just got a late 2013 rMBP with max specs.

Got skype and talked to friends however, I only heard them through my right speakers.

After googling, people said it was actually a feature not a bug since they have some sort of noise cancelling mic on the left speaker.

Is this true for you guys that use skype? Right speaker audio only?
 

whitedragon101

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Just got a late 2013 rMBP with max specs.

Got skype and talked to friends however, I only heard them through my right speakers.

After googling, people said it was actually a feature not a bug since they have some sort of noise cancelling mic on the left speaker.

Is this true for you guys that use skype? Right speaker audio only?
This might be the mavericks bug from the latest update where it changed the speaker balance to the right for no reason. Go to System Preferences -> Sound and check the speaker balance.
 

Jerz

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Yep,

first thing I did was to check that. I checked it with Spotify and it was totally fine, music coming out both sides. And the balance from the sound settings in system preferences was right in the middle too. I even moved it to the left and moved it back.
 

whitedragon101

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Yep,

first thing I did was to check that. I checked it with Spotify and it was totally fine, music coming out both sides. And the balance from the sound settings in system preferences was right in the middle too. I even moved it to the left and moved it back.
Test call too?
 

whitedragon101

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Test call? Where do I find that
Go to your contacts in Skype. One of them is called Skype test call. Call it.

It allows you to make a call to Skype record a message and have it played back to you. If the sound is strange there too then its not the fault of the other person/persons computer.
 

Jerz

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Dec 21, 2013
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Go to your contacts in Skype. One of them is called Skype test call. Call it.

It allows you to make a call to Skype record a message and have it played back to you. If the sound is strange there too then its not the fault of the other person/persons computer.
Tried that, only played back on the right side.

Made a genius bar appointment, but I think it's just Skype since I have no problems with any other apps.
 

matosbr

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I've always assumed this was normal behaviour to avoid feedback since the microphone is on the left side...
 

Jerz

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I've always assumed this was normal behaviour to avoid feedback since the microphone is on the left side...
Right, but I've asked some of my friends who have the Retina MBP and it's not happening to them. They don't have the late 2013 rmbp model though.
 

elyah

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Just got a late 2013 rMBP with max specs.

Got skype and talked to friends however, I only heard them through my right speakers.

After googling, people said it was actually a feature not a bug since they have some sort of noise cancelling mic on the left speaker.

Is this true for you guys that use skype? Right speaker audio only?
I can confirm this I have the late 2013rMBP received late December with Max specs also my audio from Skype comes from the right speaker only