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Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-03-2017

Clip Sport MONO only outputs to Left Earbud?

SanDisk Clip Sport just purchased!  Very cool, very light, great sound!  

 

Figured out so far:  

 

1. DONE - Enabling Audible Books on my player - Audible Manager not Download Manager best described procedure here:

 

http://audible.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4723 finally all my Audible can be played on my Clip Sport!

 

2. NEED HELP - All my currently library of Audiobooks has been converted to 32kbps/32kHz/Mono AAC for my iPod Classic 160gb, and has sufficient quality and the smallest file space (used to be Audible's format of choice, so I started using it years ago).  Hopefully it's easily fixable without converting my entire library to Stereo output, but with all my Mono files, the Clip Sport only outputs to my left earbud!  I have tried 3 or 4 of my other pairs of earbuds of differing mfg, but still only outputs in left ear, and the buds are pushed in very snugly.  I can't imaging that there is a problem with my new Clip Sport, since all the audiobooks with stereo work fine in both ears, just files coded with mono.

 

Any help would be appreciated.  I can't seem to find an answer on this forum, but please point me to it if you have solved this issue already.

 

Thanks

 

 

SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 388
Registered: ‎09-12-2015

Re: Clip Sport MONO only outputs to Left Earbud?

Here is one really simple minded idea to try:

   Buy an audio "Y" adaptor connector (aka headphone splitter cable).

   Then use two pairs of earbuds. Listen to one working bud from each pair.

 

It would be helpful for an audio expert to explain here how this problem was created and how to avoid.

 

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-03-2017

Re: Clip Sport MONO only outputs to Left Earbud?

I appreciate the suggestion... Seems a little impractical with the extra earbuds hanging loose on each ear... I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem with MONO books... Audible ".AA" format uses MONO encoding currently, and like I mentioned all the audiobooks that I have converted myself has been encoded with MONO so that the file size is sufficiently small.  I've just always used an iPod, and this is my first experience with another player.  Surely the wonderful Clip Sport doesn't play MONO in only one ear!  Stereo works fine for songs and Audible enhanced ".AAX" which is encoded with Stereo.  If I convert one of my books to Stereo at 32kbps/22.050kHz/Stereo the file size is actually a little smaller than 32kbps/32kHz/Mono - but that's a big job in iTunes converting everything over to that format.  But it works!

 

Please somone tell me that there is a fix, or something in setup that I have missed, that will play mono through both ears, even if not stereo!