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When plugging my 1/4 heaphones into the aux outputs, how come music only comes out of one earphone and not both?

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asked Mar 23, 2016 in Ai Mixers by josh3213 (200 points)
I have a Studiolive 16.0.2 mixer, when I plug a 1/4 headphone into the aux outputs (to use as a monitor) I can only get the sound to come out of the left headphone. Is there any way I can get it to come out of both? Thanks

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answered Mar 24, 2016 by Michael Martin (89,010 points)
selected Mar 29, 2016 by ghasenbeck
 
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In short no.  Balanced TRS outputs are mono signals, so sticking your headphones in the aux won't give signal in both ears.  AUX outputs are not designed to have headphones plugged in directly to the jack.

However! You can connect an AUX output to a Headphone Amplifier, like the Presonus HP4/HP6.  These units have a Mono switch that will take a mono signal that only comes out the left channel, and put it in both ears.  Very cool feature that isn't in a lot of other brands.

https://www.presonus.com/news/articles/balanced-unbalanced
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