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Sound from both ear phone

When I plug the ear phones using the line that goes with the unit I hear only one side--when I use a different wire both sides will play only if I hold the wire in a certain position. also there is no volume control no matter where I set the cd players volume. I have a Bose cd player that is approximately 10 years old.

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  • saud82 Sep 29, 2008

    i have the exact same problem.. any fixes?

  • V1ad Oct 26, 2008

    I have the same problem with QC3 (2.5 hears old) - right speaker works when I keep it in certain position. I think, it may be a wire, because I keep twist headsets to store it in the case.

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. Apparently no fix has been identified...



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I had the same problem. The issue (if you confirm it is not the audio cable) is with the connection where the audio cable is plugged in. It is obviously not designed to withstand connecting and disconnecting the cable with each use. This is required so you can store the headphones in the provided case. I called Bose and they said they offered no repair but would replace the headphones for $100. My problem is that I have already spent $400 to buy the headphones and feel they should be designed to last longer than 2-3 years. I'm extremely disappointed and would advise anyone against buying Bose products if they are not going to offer any better service than that.

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Same problem...still no solution?

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You may need a new headphone plug

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