Quick Headphone question (poll)


#1

How bothered are you if you realise you are wearing your headphones in/ on the wrong ears?

  • Unacceptable - I would fix immediately
  • Not really bothered
  • Headphones have “wrong ears”?

0 voters


#2

I said unacceptable, but if I’m playing bass through them then I wouldn’t care.


#3

I want the headphones I saw a Kickstarter for that simulate fixed speakers in a room, so you can turn around inside the sound


#4

I have a plug-in that allows me to do this but it requires that I have my camera on & have some magnetic dots velcroed to my headphones’ headband - so fuck that


#5

Mine don’t have L-R marked on them


#6

Had a pair a while back where the cable went into the right ear rather than the left. Had to wear them ‘wrong-eared’ as I keep my ipod/phone in my right pocket and I find if it’s going to the same ear-side as pocket-side then I tend to accidentally knock the cable out with my arm. I tried switching my pocket contents around (wallet in right, ipod/phone in left) but found this was much more unsettling than wearing the headphones wrong-eared.


#7

This would be the most boring thing anyone has ever communicated, except I already said it to the TV at the time and at least here it is in the context of the OP.


#8

reason for this poll is I have recently got new ones - and the volume control is on the right side, old phones it was on the left

So keep putting them in wrong, which I’m finding distressing


#9

Think it was Sennheiser Momentum 2 which did this for me.


#10

Deep christ.


#11

I thought if anyone was going to appreciate that post it would be you :disappointed:


#12

I never used to care, but I’ve got those Apple ones now which are shaped for each ear.


#13

mine are shaped different so they wouldn’t really fit your ears if you put them on wrong


#14

My on ear headphones are angled slightly to fit correctly, so it’s pretty much impossible to put them on the wrong way without it feeling really uncomfortable.


#15

I think they’re probably the same and it’s just the little r and l trigger massive and hilarious discomfort-hypochondria.


#16

In other countries does one have different lettering instead of L and R?

Like G and D for France etc?

Or is the L and R thing almost universal and foreigners have to put up with it?

Perhaps @thewarn can tell us about les headphones Belgique.