Is this my ears or the hardware?

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  1. Nujui
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    I just recently bought myself some headphones to replace the ones I lost. Now, whenever I have the right side of the earphone on my right side, I can't really hear it that well and it hurts my ear. Now, if I do the opposite, have the left on the right, I can hear the music perfectly fine and it doesn't hurt my ear, though it's not as snug.

    So is it the hardware or the ear?
     
  2. TehSkull

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    The right speaker's content isn't affecting the left ear?
     
  3. Nujui
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    Basically I can hear better with the right speaker in the left, and the left speaker on the right.
     
  4. yusuo

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    it could be anything, and to be honest its like saying are my shoes too big or is it just me, no one can answer this for you without having a go on the headphones themselves, ask a friend or family member for their opinion
     
  5. s4mid4re

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    If you're really concerned about it, go to the doc and do some hearing tests. That should make everything clearer and help you troubleshoot. Your ears hurting might be pretty serious, so I'd suggest the doc.

    Also, do all of your headphones do that? Does your right ear feel worse than the left, even without headphones?
     
  6. Nujui
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    Yeah, from what I notice they all tend to do that. My ears feel pretty fine.

    I just found it odd that I needed to put them in the opposite place to hear out of them better [​IMG]


    Also, I still have a doc appointment to go to this year, so I'll probably ask them then.
     
  7. Gahars

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    It all comes down to personal preference, really, and whatever works best for you. It's your call; we simply can't make the call for you.
     
  8. Nujui
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    I just wanted other's opinion on it, I plan to ask the doctor if their might be anything wrong with my ears. [​IMG]
     
  9. WolfSpider

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    Try a few different pairs.
     
  10. Nujui
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    I did have another pair before this and it did the exact same thing.
     
  11. TehSkull

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    I've an idea for a test. You could take an mp3 that hurts your ears, and swap the audio channels with Audacity + this plugin. See if it still hurts your ears.

    If that doesn't help, I'd say it's a mix of your ears and the hardware. What kinds of headphones do you wear? In-ear, on-ear, or around the ear?
     
  12. DarkWay

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    Same headset? (same make/model?)
    If so I suggest trying a different make/model and see if it does the same, if it does it's either a HUGE coincidence or your ears.
    I also might add that one of your ears may be slightly bigger/higher up than the other (it happens) if so it might just be that cup on your headphones isn't big enough or in the correct position.
     
  13. Nujui
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    Nah, this one is maxwell brand while the last one I had was Philps.