Having problems with your headphones audio? Here is a troubleshooting guide that can help you fix your headphones yourself. We will show you how to repair certain headphone audio problems yourself. We also have a simple straightforward troubleshooting guide that can fix common issues with headphone audio. Troubleshoot what may be wrong with your headphones audio below…
Before you take your headphones apart or send them off to a company that can fix them, try the simple troubleshooting guide below first.
Is the Audio cord correctly plugged in?:
Is the cord fully plugged into the audio device? Double check to be sure that the cord is completely plugged into your audio device. If you are hearing audio from only one ear, sometimes this indicated the headphone jack is only pushed in halfway.
Does your headphones have control buttons on the cord?:
Make sure you correctly push the volume and or play/pause buttons. Press the buttons with enough pressure that the audio device receives the command. On most headphones with buttons on the cord, you should hear a click noise every time you press a button.
Is the volume muted?:
Be sure the mute button on either your headphones or the audio device is not muted.
Is your audio device faulty?:
The problem may not be your headphones. It could be a faulty jack on your audio device. To test to see if this is the case, plug your headphones in another device. If your headphones work, then you know the audio jack on the previous audio device is bad.
Does the headband on your headphones fit incorrectly?:
If the headphones do not fit well over your head and ears, the headband may need to be adjusted. Some headphones have a button the needs to be pressed to adjust the headband. Check to see if this is the case.
Headphone Audio Cable Problems:
If the cables from your headphones have been damaged and pulled out from the headphones or the jack… The damage may be that the cable is cut, frayed, ripped, sliced, or hanging loose. If so this headphone audio jack repair fix guide will show you how to fix it.
Repair Headphone Wire – Right, Left, & Ground
Headphone Jack Problems:
If the jack on your headphones is bent or damaged this can be fixed. If so this headphone jack repair fix guide will show you how to fix it.
Headphone Internal Sound Issues:
The audio problem may be located inside the headphones audio driver. The symptoms for this particular issue could be… audio coming from only one side of the earcups, the sound is too quiet, or the audio is scratchy with interference. These issues may show that a headphone may have a simple fixable cable problem. If so this headphone replacement parts guide will show you how to fix it.
Headphone Physical Damage:
If the hinges, the plastic headband, or any other part of your headphones is damaged, broken, or cracked, these parts can be fixed. This headphone plastic repair fix guide will show you how to fix it.
Things needed to fix a pair of headphones yourself:
1 – Pair of wire strippers
1 – Pair of wire cutters
1 – Roll of masking tape
1 – Roll of electrical tape
1 – Small sheet of fine grit sandpaper (optional)
1 – Solder gun repair kit (optional)
1 – Piece of shrink tubing (optional)
Check online for more info as many headphone makers offer a warranty on select audio headphone products. Links to the most popular headphone manufacturers are: Beats, Bose, Klipsch, Monster, Philips, Sennheiser, Skullcandy, and Sony.
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