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Is it possible to reverse stereo in windows?

Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
So, I got a new headset and I like it quite a bit, but after buying I realized the mic is on the wrong side. The headphones are reversible so I figured I could just reverse the outputs, but after about a half hour of googling/fiddling it doesn't seem like windows provides an easy way to do this. Is there some sort of software that'll reverse L/R outputs for me? The headset is USB, so I can't even do wiring chicanery.

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  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    What version of windows? The last time I had to do this was in the Vista era, and that took third party software. Some audio drivers have the option built in.

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    windows 7

    the headset is turtle beach, and it doesn't seem like they have custom drivers for those

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  • OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Not a software solution, but what I've seen before is using two y-cables with stereo & audio jacks, plugged into each other backwards.

    http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=666
    http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=5612

    I haven't done it before, so I don't know if it incurs any drop in audio quality or anything like that.

  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    What brand of headset, a lot of headsets in the last decade have hidden reboot options, like my headset I can reset the settings by spinning the mic a certain way and then back, that I only found out about on web forums, was never mentioned in the manual or anything.

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    Orogogus wrote: »
    Not a software solution, but what I've seen before is using two y-cables with stereo & audio jacks, plugged into each other backwards.

    http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=666
    http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=5612

    I haven't done it before, so I don't know if it incurs any drop in audio quality or anything like that.

    it's USB, so that approach doesn't work

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    hold your head high soldier, it ain't over yet
    that's why we call it the struggle, you're supposed to sweat
  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Something like that would be handled in the driver software of the device, windows doesn't provide an ability to do it.

    If that fails, you would probably do it in each game/software and 'swap' stereo outputs. Most make this available (VLC for instance has this ability).

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
  • OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Orogogus wrote: »
    Not a software solution, but what I've seen before is using two y-cables with stereo & audio jacks, plugged into each other backwards.

    http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=666
    http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=5612

    I haven't done it before, so I don't know if it incurs any drop in audio quality or anything like that.

    it's USB, so that approach doesn't work

    Ah, I see, wiring shenanigans. My bad. I have to agree with the others; it would either be in your audio drivers (mine don't have that functionality), or else you'd have to change the settings in each game or application, as best you can.

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