Games & gear forum: Odd situation with an audio jack

by: TheMegaStorm May 27, 2013 10:30 PM PDT

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by TheMegaStorm - 5/27/13 10:30 PM

So, recently I purchased a small TV (24 inch, 1080p, 60hz) specifically to use on a desk for gaming on my Playstation 3.

I don't have a specifically gaming headset, but I figured I'd get my headset and plug it into the 3.5mm jack on the tv anyways for the superior audio my headphones would provide.

I noticed a distinct sound bias to the right ear, the sound was definitely stereo. But it was mostly out of the right ear, hence when sounds happened on my left they were much quieter and harder to distinguish than sounds on my right.

So, I threw in a couple of games where I could setup private matches (Namely Borderlands 2 and one of the older Call of Duty titles I have) and plugged in my headset. I tested the sound with grenades and other things and noticed that I definitely had stereo sound, but when the sounds were on my left they were much quieter. In fact sometimes to the point where deeper sounds were much harder to distinguish.

I guess my question is, how do I fix this? I've checked both the audio config on my tv and console, and I know the tv itself has stereo sound. This is probably worth some information, but the headphone plug does not fully fit into the socket. It goes all the way up except a very small bit.

Anyways, this was a long paragraph. But this is an annoying hindrance, people sleep in my household and having good headphone sound is a must have.

I checked it out, and played with the plug a bit. Everything was fine, but the sounds were biased to one side. Not that one side was deaf, but one side had better stereo sound.

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