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Am I Right Ear Dominant?

Old 02-02-02, 01:21 AM
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Am I Right Ear Dominant?

For some reason, whether I'm watching 5.1 movies or music through 2 speakers I feel most of the sound is emphasized on my right side.

Now, I've tweaked my system this way and that (adjusting output levels, bringing the left speaker closer, re-checking my connections blah, blah) but more "information" seems to be recorded on the right. Whether its vocals, horn sections in an orchestra, hits on a snare, gunfire, what have you. Even when I watch TV through the dinky speakers on the tv set.

When they record these sources do engineers just favor the right or am I going deaf in my left ear?
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Old 02-02-02, 09:11 AM
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It's highly likely that your room acoustics are dictating that the left channel seems lower.

If you have the same problem when listening to headphones, I'd worry.
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Old 02-02-02, 10:02 AM
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I have tinnitus and hearing loss in my right ear so I hear everything on the left. After setting up my system with Video Essentials, I had to boost the right to compensate for individual defficiency.
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Old 02-03-02, 11:27 AM
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I think I'm left-ear dominant since I only answer the phone with the handset on my left ear, can't stand it on my right ear.
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