Dealing with one earbud being louder than the other can be really annoying. Luckily, there are easy fixes you can try right now. One common reason for this issue is earwax. Our ears produce earwax to keep them clean, but it can affect earbuds. To clean them, remove the silicone tips and use cleaning putty to gently remove built-up dirt. Avoid using liquids like alcohol, as they can damage the earbuds.
If the problem persists, you can remove the mesh covering the earbud and clean it with putty. Be gentle and avoid piercing the earbud. Ensure the mesh is securely glued back after cleaning. Another unconventional trick is gently sucking on the earbud to dislodge internal dirt. It might sound strange, but it can be surprisingly effective.
Ear tip size matters. The tips create a seal in your ears, blocking external noise. Experiment with different tip sizes to find the perfect fit. Also, consider that ear canals may not be symmetrical, leading to differences in volume perception. On Android devices, absolute volume can cause issues.
Disable it in the developer options to separate earbud and phone volume controls. Ensure your earbuds have separate volume adjustments for this to work.
Check for firmware updates through the manufacturer’s app. Firmware updates can improve functionality, add features, and fix issues. Keep your earbuds’ firmware up-to-date regardless of volume problems. These simple solutions should help you enjoy balanced volume on both earbuds again.