Inspired by this thread: What might be wrong with my earbud and how to fix it?
I’ve always wanted to use headphones on my TV but for some reason, when I plug the headphones into the little headphone jack on the TV, I can only hear out of one ear. I set the TV to stereo sound, I mess with the volume, but still nothing.
However, I’ve found that if I half plug the headphones in, that is, stick it in just barely so that it’s not secured and would fall out, then I can get perfectly fine stereo sound on both ears. What I usually do is plug the headphone in halfway and then tape it to the TV so it doesn’t fall out, therefore I’d get stereo sound without having to worry about it falling out.
When I went shopping for a new TV a couple years ago, I took my headphones with me and tried this on other TV’s on display. With 100% unanimity, all the TV’s gave me one ear of sound when fully plugged it and stereo only if I half-plug it in. I asked the guy at Circuit City why that is but he couldn’t give me an answer either.
I’ve tried this on on at least 3 different TV’s of mine over the years and many display TV’s and 3 or 4 different headphones so I’m guess it’s an internal problem. What’s the deal? Why can’t I get headphones to have sound in both ears and why don’t they fix this problem?