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Is my headphones defective?

post #1 of 8
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If I listen to the headphones carefully I noticed that the left speaker cancellels more sounds than the right one. I have the MDR-NC8 and also I notced that when I have alot of sound normaly I would hear a difference when covering the mic and not covering but for the right speaker I seem to not hear much difference when doing that. The left speaker I can hear a difference doing this like I' am suppose to. Basically I know that I' am suppose to hear more noise when covering the mic but for the right speaker I don't hear much difference as the left one.
post #2 of 8
Maybe its your body? One ear is more sensitive than the other?
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post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by Namkab View Post

Maybe its your body? One ear is more sensitive than the other?

This is the case with me, my right ear hears better. And not trying to be offensive, but maybe clean your ears?
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post #4 of 8
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I did try to wear the headphones other way and it's the same. Also I do clean my ears often so I know I don't have earwax. Basically if I switch the right and left I always hear the right side speaker less cancelling. If I wear them other way around then the left one doesn't cancel.


I did just buy them two days agao at Best Buy so they are new still.
Edited by Dustin_Broke - 6/17/13 at 7:03pm
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Best Buy should be good at giving you a replacement. If you believe that you have a defective unit I dont think theres any harm in going back to the store and asking for a replacement.
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Well actually I don't really know if they are defective or not. Maybe they are designed to do this. I know that in the past I had items that I thought were defective but they were since when I got another set it did the same thing. Now some stuff yes were defective but most were just the way they were made. I don't know if it's the same with these but I just wonder if they are really defective or are they just made this way.
post #7 of 8
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But if someone knows how to really find out if they are defective I would like to know. Thanks
post #8 of 8
I think that if there is differing noise cancellation in the two channels that's' a defect.
It doesn't matter if all the samples of that model have it or not.
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