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Offline David E.

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L & R Channels through one Ear Bud.
« on: November 22, 2011, 12:35:29 PM »
Single Ear Earphones

The sound quality that one bud can produce is amazing, both L & R through 1 ear piece, with no loss of quality. 
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Re: L & R Channels through one Ear Bud.
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2011, 02:58:09 AM »
So is this just basically converting it to mono or are there actually two separate drivers?
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Re: L & R Channels through one Ear Bud.
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2011, 03:31:13 AM »
So is this just basically converting it to mono or are there actually two separate drivers?

As far as I can tell it just converts it to mono.

First one I looked at has no mention of a second driver, just "Earphone produces sound from two openings; the rubber eartip delivers high frequency sound like a tweeter and the face of the Earbud acts like a woofer delivering realistic bass for the lower frequencies" - which has nothing to do with mono or stereo.

I dont see the appeal. Theres no reason why there should be a loss of quality directing the signal to one ear instead of two, except for the loss of isolation, which is inherent to the lack of the second earpiece and so isnt going to be fixed by inventive single earpiece design.
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Re: L & R Channels through one Ear Bud.
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011, 01:10:19 PM »
The appeal is great for people like me that work in an office all day.  I am on a headset almost all day working with technicians.  I usually listen to music as well.  The earbud plays both L & R. channels through the one.  The sound is excellent for such a small device. 

I posted it for other people in a similar situation. 
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Re: L & R Channels through one Ear Bud.
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2011, 01:57:08 AM »
I don't think its as simple as just converting it to mono because if you look at the plug it has all three input signals, so the speaker is getting separate L and R signals.  Of course, these wires might be spliced together between the plug & speaker and then its back to mono.

Its hard to say but a standard mono plug just has the two contacts and this one has three, don't see why they'd bother with a stereo plug and third wire if only to splice together later
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Re: L & R Channels through one Ear Bud.
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2011, 05:30:11 AM »
Its hard to say but a standard mono plug just has the two contacts and this one has three, don't see why they'd bother with a stereo plug and third wire if only to splice together later

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Re: L & R Channels through one Ear Bud.
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2011, 08:38:42 AM »
Ya, I thought of that, I mean how much can one little extra wire cost them anyway?  But if it all goes to only one speaker, wouldn't the left&right be fused together resulting in mono sound?  Unless there's an IC  somewhere to breakup the sound-i doubt it.

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Re: L & R Channels through one Ear Bud.
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2012, 05:43:47 PM »
These would be cool for my stepdad as he's deaf in his left ear.

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Be sure too check out the high-end earphone models that are MP3 player, iPod and iPhone compatible to listen to music

What? don't the cheap ones use a jack plug? XD

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Re: L & R Channels through one Ear Bud.
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2012, 07:27:52 AM »
I don't think its as simple as just converting it to mono because if you look at the plug it has all three input signals, so the speaker is getting separate L and R signals

...my cheap monitoring-style headphones have a 'mono/stereo' switch on the cord along with the volume wheel... it's that easy.
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Re: L & R Channels through one Ear Bud.
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2012, 07:30:07 AM »
These would be cool for my stepdad as he's deaf in his left ear.

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Be sure too check out the high-end earphone models that are MP3 player, iPod and iPhone compatible to listen to music

What? don't the cheap ones use a jack plug? XD


a 3.5mm? (is that not what you Imperial bastards call it?)
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Re: L & R Channels through one Ear Bud.
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2012, 08:34:54 AM »
These would be cool for my stepdad as he's deaf in his left ear.

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Be sure too check out the high-end earphone models that are MP3 player, iPod and iPhone compatible to listen to music

What? don't the cheap ones use a jack plug? XD


a 3.5mm? (is that not what you Imperial bastards call it?)

Yup, but they come in 3 different sizes. (and we're currently trying to get away from those 'Imperial' bastards! (well some of us anyway))

 

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