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Only hearing sound out of left side of headphones

I have been having fluctuating issues with any headphones that I use from either the wired remote on these speakers or from directly connecting to the computer. I have tried everything I know. I have even tried installing VIA Audio Chipset Drivers (since my PC has a VIA motherboard) and I have tried installing a Realtek Audio Codec. Neither of these tries has resulted in stereo coming from the headphones. The weird thing is that I can hear beautifully in stereo from the actual speakers themselves but the minute I plug in my headphone (any headphones) I can only hear from the left. I tried moving the cable and this sometimes fixed the problem a couple of days ago, but recently it no longer fixes it. I would greatly appreciate any help you could give. I am at a loss and just want to hear from my headphones in peace! Thank you! Have same problem but hearing only from right side.
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  • ebmaurer Dec 22, 2008

    I connected the headphones directly to the headphone jack on the PC and it's working fine. Just when I connect throught the SoundBlaster volume regulator, where the other jack is, it happens. And only sometimes. After a few restarts of the PC it's gone.
    Strange thing

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I think the problem is in the jack of your sound blaster. since you have already tried different headphones and the problem still persist, and when you use speakers it works fine. i conclude it is the jack of your sound blaster card.

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