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How To Play Music & Videos In Stereo?

181 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 12, 2013 3:54 PM by lwhamilton RSS
lwhamilton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 11, 2013 2:10 PM

I have a new iPad Retina 64GB and have loaded it with many apps and music. I'm using iTunes Match so all of my music is in iCloud and is recognized by all my devices just fine. The problem I have was discovered last night when I needed to listen to some music cuts with headphones (the first time using them with my iPad - the headphones work perfect with my older iPod Touch (1st Generation), as well as my Macbook Pro Retina). When I listened to a known STEREO song, there is no stereo -- only monophonic sound with this new iPad!!!


I used the same headphones plugged into my Macbook Pro and listened to the same song (via iCloud) and it is plays just fine -- IN FULL STEREO!


Any ideas on what is wrong - bad iPad, bad stereo plug on iPad, wrong setting in iPad, or whatever could solve this simple problem?


Your help will be greatly appreciated.



iPad (4th gen) Wi-Fi, iOS 6.1, 64GB Retina
  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,705 points)
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    Feb 11, 2013 2:20 PM (in response to lwhamilton)

    I would suggest an experiment to eliminate one possible cause:


    Like you, I use iTunes Match and appreciate its capabilities.  But I recommend turning iTunes Match off (only) on your iPad, and then doing a sync with iTunes on your computer that hopefully has all your music on it.  That would force the music to be explicitly loaded onto your iPad, and then see if the stereo appears.  I predict it will.


    Good luck.

  • Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,450 points)
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    Feb 11, 2013 3:29 PM (in response to lwhamilton)

    Make sure the headphones are plugged in all the way.

    Make sure settings-general-accessibility-mono sound=off


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