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[Q] Is the imbalance between left and right speakers a software issue?

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21st May 2011, 09:09 AM   |  #1  
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I just got my replacement 32GB today and everything's great. Minimal light bleed, no flexing. The problem with the left and right channel not balancing still exists though. Just wondering if ASUS confirmed this as a software issue or hardware issue.

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21st May 2011, 11:50 AM   |  #2  
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and you are talking about a stereo signal right? (Not a youtube video)
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21st May 2011, 11:56 AM   |  #3  
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Yeah, using a clip made from Audacity to test left and right speaker results in the right one sounding audiably louder than the left.

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21st May 2011, 12:27 PM   |  #4  
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Unfortunately I think it might be a hardware issue. It could be solved easily with some sort of software audio balance though.
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... The problem with the left and right channel not balancing s ...

Does the volume imbalance extend to the headphone jack or is it exclusively with the TF speakers? I have not seen this mentioned in the various threads on audio imbalance. This may indicate whether the issue is hardware or software based.
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Does the volume imbalance extend to the headphone jack or is it exclusively with the TF speakers? I have not seen this mentioned in the various threads on audio imbalance. This may indicate whether the issue is hardware or software based.

With the 2 TF's I tried with, its just with the speakers. The audio from the jack is perfectly balanced
21st May 2011, 05:20 PM   |  #7  
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With the 2 TF's I tried with, its just with the speakers. The audio from the jack is perfectly balanced

Unfortunately, this would make it more likely to be a hardware issue.

Netbook speakers *always* suck, so not too big of an issue to me. I'm sure someone will release a software hack to work around it.
21st May 2011, 05:31 PM   |  #8  
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I tend to think it is a hardware issue. The 1st TF i got had the speaker imbalance issue, and the second one didn't have it. But, unfortunately, one of the speaker on my second TF completely died.
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I believe it's a software issue. Mine was pretty much the first that asus knew about that had this issue. They rma'ed mine for me and cross shipped one. But before I sent it back there was a firmware update and I tested the sound right before I put it in the box to send it back. It seemed to be balanced. I'm a musician and have a very sensitive ear. So when I heard it balanced I was surprised. At first even the tech in cali thought it could have been a HW issue but I told him after I updated to the .13 firmware my speakers were balanced. I now just got my 32gb. Upgraded it to prime that has the .13 update and my speakers are unbalanced. So it's odd. My 16gb with FW .9 and .12 the balance was off.. When I upgraded to the official .13 seemed to correct it. But with my 32gb the .13 fw(not official but prime) didnt fix it..

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