Since I upgraded to a video ipod and since an ipod touch I've gone through 4 sets of decent headphones - inc Shure, Sennheisser etc. In each case one channel either goes completely or is very faint. It can't be the model (unless I'm really unlucky having it happen to 2 different devices), it can't be the headphones - 4 different brands either. Logic says its the software, I've kept my itunes updated and no-one reckons it can be. Apple have given me a phone number and said that it can be checked out but even if it is replaced it might continue and I'm out of pocket! The only earphones that work, interestingly enough are the ones supplied with it but they are so uncomfortable! Help, anyone??
It could well be the headphone socket. I've noticed that on my Touch that I occasionally have to wiggle the plug to get both earphones working. It rarely does it on the Apple headphones but does it on my Sony's.
ive had this with the chep ibuds and another set of senhiesers, but my really expensive ultimate ears headphones have been going fine, i think its something physical in the headphone, a loose wire, not sure, coincidently, my ultimate ears are a completely different design to any others ive tried,
FYI ultimate ears triple fi 10, the cables are detachable form the each earpiece