Headset only plays through left ear on PC, works fine on phone

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poptart999

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Hi, so my headset started being wonky a few weeks ago. When I tried to use it on my PC one day, it would only play out of the left ear. I wondered if the headset was broken but when I plugged it into my phone, it worked perfectly. I tried all the obvious stuff like plugging it in a different USB port but got nothing different. I think I disabled it somehow on my PC. Any suggestions?

http://us.creative.com/p/gaming-headsets/sound-blaster-tactic3d-rage-usb link to headset
 
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Try this

Control Panel> Hardware and Sound> manage audio devices>under the playback tab click on the device you're using from the list shown> properties> levels>balance> you should see two sliders for the left and right side of your headset.

See if one of them is on zero (muted).
 
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Try this

Control Panel> Hardware and Sound> manage audio devices>under the playback tab click on the device you're using from the list shown> properties> levels>balance> you should see two sliders for the left and right side of your headset.

See if one of them is on zero (muted).
 
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They were both on 100. Still no noise from right speaker.
 

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Tested 2 other devices, they work fine.
 

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Are you using your headset's latest firmware?
 

poptart999

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Am pretty sure it was updated, but went ahead and downloaded and installed all the latest stuff I could find, then rebooted. Still no luck.
 

poptart999

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Can't find anything that indicates it. :(
 

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Joseph_Needs_Helps

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I am having a similar problem with my turtlebeaches. They work fine on my desktop but when I insert the green headset audio jack into the audio drive, it just doesn't work on either side.. But, if I pull it out and leave it in about halfway, it plays through the left headset and if I push it in a little more it works on the right side, all the way in makes it not work at all. Maybe I have a broken audio drive?
 

Daniel_135

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Go to Control Panel/ Hardware and Sound/ Manage Audio devices/Properties of your headphones/Advance/ Your default format may be "CD Quality" or else. Choose the last one~ I'm using "Studio Quality" 129000Hz. Try it! It worked for me! I had the same problem , tried the balance solutions but nothing worked
 

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Go to Control Panel/ Hardware and Sound/ Manage Audio devices/Properties of your headphones/Advance/ Your default format may be "CD Quality" or else. Choose the last one~ I'm using "Studio Quality" 129000Hz. Try it! It worked for me! I had the same problem , tried the balance solutions but nothing worked

 

Chris_Kaneda

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Hey, so I know this is pretty late. But, if there's a cable and two inputs

The USB should be plugged into an "external" USB power source. You could use another computer's USB. I use a USB plugin like the one they use for phone chargers. The USB ports on your machine may not be adequate enough to power your headset entirely.


Uh... mic goes into mic port on PC, earphone goes into earphone port on PC, USB goes on an external power source.
 

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i have the same issue but with the right ear phone left one works fine with bass and center sounds but if the sounds come from the left i hear it on the right...
 

Eduard Alexandru

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had the same issue, but with headphones on 3.5 jack. To solve it, I didn't insert the jack all the way (it has 3 stripes) I just inserted to the last line. Hope it helps someone else.
 
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