How To Fix Only Hearing Out Of One Headphone Windows 11

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Imagine the following scenario: You connect in your favorite earbuds to listen to music or watch an exciting movie on your Windows 11 PC, only to discover that sound is only coming from one side of the earphones. That's disappointing, isn't it? Indeed, fear not, for this common problem can be easily resolved with a few basic techniques. We'll lead you through four straightforward steps in this blog post to resolve the "main listening to of one earphone" problem on Windows 11.

Examine the Earphone Association

  1. The first thing you should do is to examine your earphone connection. Free associations may occasionally result in acoustic problems.
  2. Disconnect your headphones from the audio jack and then firmly insert them back in. Make sure the jack has them all the way in.
  3. Play sound from your PC at stage three to see if the problem has been resolved. Should this not be the case, move on to the next procedure.

Change the sound equilibrium settings 

  • Right-click the speaker icon on your Windows 11 taskbar, which is located in the bottom right corner.
  • From the setting menu that appears, choose "Open Sound settings".
  • Scroll down in the Sound settings window and click on the "Gadget properties" connect in the "Related settings" section.
  • An additional window will appear. You can see the "Equilibrium" slider for your headphones here. Make sure the slider for both the left and right channels is in the middle.
  • Assuming that both sides are currently operating accurately, test your earphones one more. Continue to the next tactic assuming the problem persists.

Update sound drivers 

  1. On your console, press the Windows key and X, then choose "Gadget Supervisor" from the menu that appears.
  2. Expand the "Sound, video, and game regulators" section in the Gadget Administrator box.
  3. From the settings menu, choose "Update driver" when you right-click on your sound device (which may be a Realtek, Conexant, or other brand).
  4. Decide whether to proactively search for updated driver programming. At that point, Windows will look for and install any necessary updates for your sound drivers.
  5. Restart your computer after the update is complete to see if the problem has been resolved. On the off chance that it doesn't, move on to the final tactic.

Run the Sound Investigator 

  • Type "Investigate settings" into the Windows 11 search bar, then click the corresponding result.
  • Scroll down and turn on the "Extra investigators" connect in the Investigate options window.
  • Locate and attach yourself to the "Playing Sound" investigator.
  • Press "Run the investigator" to activate Windows, which will begin identifying and resolving sound-related issues.
  • Follow the instructions displayed on the screen, and after the investigator has finished its cycle, test your earbuds once more.


While it can be disappointing when using Windows 11, hearing sound only on one side of your earbuds is not a major issue. You can investigate and determine the issue with the four clear techniques depicted in this blog entry. Whether you're actually looking at the earphone association, changing the sound equilibrium settings, refreshing the sound drivers, or running the sound investigator, you can now enjoy sound system sound throughout the duration of the session and completely immerse yourself in your preferred media with virtually no interruptions. Cheerful tuning in!

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