Headphone Hmm…

Here we go. Hmm… number one.

What is the point of labeling headphone earphones with a L and R? Does the music sound better when the earphones are in the correct ear? Is it bad to put the L in the left ear and the R in the right ear? I’m not sure.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Josiah Ritchie

    Sometimes they fit better. I’ve wondered that before also. Some pair it really doesn’t seem to make a difference.

  2. Andy Hoffman

    Well, if you are playing a game or watching a movie and the sounds are intended to be on the left or right channel (like those footsteps are coming from the left) it would be important to have the headphones on correctly.

  3. Erik Weibust

    Andy, you are a genius! Great point. I’m not sure that that is the main reason that the earphones have the L and R, but it’s a damn good reason. And, it’s reason enough to have them in the correct ear.

  4. Erik Weibust

    Good idea Chad. I should have Googled the subject.

  5. Mark

    Coming from a PC HW audio background, ergonomics and proper channel alignment, as Andy mentioned, are the main reasons. My ear buds for my sandisk are definately created to fit a certain way in each proper ear.

  6. Erik Weibust

    Hmm… Are you guys telling me that the L bud is a different size then the R bud? I’ve never noticed this.

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