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its probably not the earbuds just that it seems all sony mp3 players have a problem in which the left side contact in the jack (the hole that the earbuds plug into) goes bad had this happen on the third player so far .
You probably need to replace the stereo plug on the end that goes into the jack. Most of them are molded on unfortunately but it can be done with a new jack and some soldering skills. There have been lots of people with the same problem on this site so there are already some good explanations of how to do this on here.
If its not hard to open the case, just solder the connection again (only if you found out that the problem is inside). Also check the wire if it have 100% connection. You may also check skin of the wire. If found out no good, so possibly this could fix the problem.
If its not something simple like a balance control in your player or a bad earbud (try a different set of earbuds w/a 3.5mm jack).
Then try this:
Theres no mention of a balance function in my Itech manual. It could be a loose solder connection on the board. Thats a common thing to happen with and circuit board mounted hardware that goes out of the unit. I.e. to your ears. Ever so slightly move the earbud jack back and forth, up and down and see if you hear static or the volumes change. If so theres 2 things to try....
First try some contact cleaner, spray it on the male jack and plug it in and out of the unit a few times for a simple try at it.
If it still has imbalance then take the cover off, for the jack side of the unit, resolder the little pins of the inside jack to the board (on the backside of the board). Or find someone that can. These units are worth a few bucks to repair IMO.
I have this problem all the time with my JVC earbuds. This may sound a little gross but it will work. I put the ear phone in my mouth and **** on the end of it pretty hard. What I have found is that sweat or even wax will plug the little hole and prevent the sound from coming out.
It is likely that your right stereo channel has either been severed somehow or there is a severe short in one of the cables. What you can try to do to test this theory is first turn on your music. Then wiggle the cable at the very base of the right earbud. If nothing happens wiggle the cord right where it connects to the stereo jack. If still nothing happens run your fingers along the right earbud audio cable bending and twisting it. If at any point you hear music again then you likely have a short. If it is near the earbud then it is going to be difficult to fix since these earbudfs have a large gauard. If the short is at the stereo jack then the fix is simple. A standard 1/8" stereo jack can be purchased from any electronics or audio store. You can then fairly easily seperate teh old stereo jack and solder this new one in place. Search the internet for tutorials on how to do this if need be. Even if you do not get any kind of sound when wiggling it at the base of the jack this is the most likely culprit since this is where most of the stress on the headphones occur. Be wary though, if you do attempt a stereo jack repair you will void whatever kind of warranty your earbuds may have so check before you try. But, in teh end you may end up saving a 60-100 dollar set of earbuds for 5-8 dollars. Hope this helped.