Apologies if this isn’t the correct tag for a slight technical issue I’m having, new to the forum.
I’m loving the Liberty Air 2 so far. My first pair of True Wireless IEM’s after being a bit stubborn with cutting the wire from my casual music listening experience. I’m having a problem getting Mono-mode to work at all with these IEM’s. I’ve reset them, paired Properly by
opening the case > enabling Bluetooth on my phone > pairing Soundcore Liberty Air 2 > Soundcore Liberty Air 2-L closing the case to turn them off > then removing only a single ear bud to test > closing the case > waiting for the earbud left in the case to turn off > playing audio.
I’ve also tried pulling both buds out, confirming they are both playing audio and then returning one to the case (which pauses my playback), closing the case to disable the unused earbud and then resuming playback via the touch controls on the bud in use.
However it still remains in stereo mode and seems stuck that way. What I mean by that Is that with only one earbud powered on/out of the case I am still only getting that bud’s audio channel (e.g. the right channel if using only the right earbud). It doesn’t combine the channels and play them back as Mono so I assume it’s stuck in Stereo. Here is all information I can think of that would be relevant.
Phone: Moto G7 Optimo Maxx/G7 Power
Android: Ver 9. Security Patch Level - Feb 1, 2020.
Media App: Google Play Music (no EQ), Youtube (explicit channel testing)
Soundcore App: EQ is Default (Flat)
LA2 color: White.
LA2 Firmware: 04.23
(while updating this firmware before even using them for audio playback I did have to attempt the (installation, not download) update 3 or 4 times. It would pause with no error and then I’d click the “Install Firmware” button to continue where it left off. The buds were laying right next to my phone again it’s side (no case on the phone). Maybe the firmware installed incorrectly? Or does mono in this case mean “only one earbud uses audio,” and not "Audio combined into a single mono channel and sent to the ear bud to be played back in actual mono sound. i.e. I can hear what would be played in the unused channel/bud through the single bud in use. Do the Liberty Air 2’s actually support true Mono, combined channels or is the claim on the box twisting and taking advantage of the colloquial understanding of Mono sound throughout the industry to mislead consumers.
Even in the settings for my devices with multiple speakers Mono has always meant Stereo sound, mixed down to a single channel and played back. Never “Pick a single channel and speaker to use” If this is the case I’m incredibly disappointed and will be returning the LA2’s. I hope it’s simply a bad set or software issue.
Side note: Nice work on these forums from what I’ve seen guys. Pleasing to the eye.