How to Adjust the Balance on an iPod

Written by louis kroeck | 13/05/2017
How to Adjust the Balance on an iPod
When Apple designed the iPod, it didn't add a balance control feature. (Monkey Business Images Ltd/Valueline/Getty Images)

Unfortunately, there is no easy way to adjust the balance on an iPod as Apple designed the iPod without a balance adjustment feature. However, there are alternative measures that can be taken to adjust the balance on an iPod by using third-party hardware. Finally, Apple has a specific feature request where users can request that Apple add a certain feature to any of its devices. If you are interested in a software balance adjustment feature, request it. (See Resources)

Things you need

  • Headphones

  • In-line volume control device

Use balance-control headphones. Plug them into your iPod. You can control stereo balance directly on the headphones.

Purchase an in-line volume-control device. (See References)

Connect the in-line volume-control device to your iPod.

Connect your headphones to the in-line volume control.

Turn on your iPod, you can now control stereo balance by adjusting the channels on the in-line volume control.

Tips

  • It is possible to adjust the stereo balance of MP3 files before uploading them to your iPod. If you have a hearing impairment and wish to adjust the balance of all of your MP3 files permanently, this solution will be more cost effective but will require a lot of time and patience.

Warnings

  • Remember that as with any in-ear listening device, if you adjust the volume to unsafe levels you can permanently damage your hearing.

Tips and Warnings

  • It is possible to adjust the stereo balance of MP3 files before uploading them to your iPod. If you have a hearing impairment and wish to adjust the balance of all of your MP3 files permanently, this solution will be more cost effective but will require a lot of time and patience.
  • Remember that as with any in-ear listening device, if you adjust the volume to unsafe levels you can permanently damage your hearing.

Things you need

  • Headphones
  • In-line volume control device

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