Raycon Left Earbud Quiet? – (Try These Solutions First)

raycon left earbud quiet

When Raycon left earbud quiet, this typically indicates a misconfiguration in the settings!

Whether the right or left Raycon earbud is quieter than the other, this is a prime indication that your earbuds are working.

So relax, since hearing sound means everything is alright and if one is quieter than the other, you’ll need to inspect the audio output settings of the Bluetooth device.

When the left or right Raycon earbuds are quiet, reboot the buds, recharge them, and adjust your Bluetooth device audio balance.

If this doesn’t help, reconnect the buds, clean the quiet earbuds and factory reset them.

Let’s unwrap how to perform these steps quickly!

How to Fix the Raycon Left Earbud Quiet Issue?

Note: The steps in the guide below are in chronological order so try not to skip any!

1. Restart your Raycon Earbuds

restart your raycon earbuds

The first and easiest step to undertake against the muffled sound on your left or right Raycon earbuds would be to restart them.

This is a safe and hassle-free approach, that doesn’t delete anything but turns your earbuds OFF and ON, which typically, solves 90% of your problems.

To properly restart your Raycon earbuds, follow the steps below:

  1. Put both Raycon earbuds in their capsule.
  2. Close the lid and wait for 40–60 seconds.
  3. Eject both your earbuds from the capsule.
  4. Test whether one is quieter than the other.

When positioned into the case, your earbuds should turn off, until taken out.

This is the perfect way to turn them “OFF” and “ON” when you want to refresh the Bluetooth connection quickly.

If you’ve tried this, or didn’t help, continue reading…

2. Fully Charge Raycon Earbuds

fully charge raycon earbuds

There is no point in troubleshooting further until charging your Raycon earbuds for at least 10 minutes by connecting them to a proven outlet.

Sometimes the quiet audio appears because of the so-called “battery throttle” especially when one of the buds has been left without a charge.

Info: Battery throttle is an unofficial term for describing a device reducing its performance when the battery is low to prolong the uptime as much as possible.

To verify that you’re charging your earbuds correctly, here are the instructions:

  • Your USB-C type cable connects to a power adapter.
  • The power adapter plugs into a proven-to-work outlet.
  • Your USB-C cable connects to your Raycon capsule.
Note: The LED indicator must turn green when your capsule is charged, so in the meantime, read the rest of the solutions below.

3. Center Audio Output Balance

center audio output balance

Raycon earbuds left earbud quiet, is a well-known issue, typically caused by Audio Balance!

The Audio Balance is an accessibility option allowing you to control and adjust the volume of your right and left audio output.

When misconfigured, regardless of the earbuds/headphones you connect, one will be louder than the other, and the solution is to center the audio balance.

How to Center Audio Balance on Android?

  1. Open the “Settings” app on your Android.
  2. Scroll down the menu to “Accessibility.”
  3. Locate the “Audio” section from the tab.
  4. Tap on “Audio Adjustment” in the menu.
  5. Drag the slider to the middle to center it.

How to Center Audio Balance on Apple iOS?

center audio balance on apple ios
  1. From the main screen, go to “Settings.”
  2. Scroll down and enter “Accessibility.”
  3. Again, go down and tap “Audio/Visual.”
  4. Drag the Balance slider and set it to 0,00.

How to Center Audio Balance on macOS?

  1. From the Apple menu, go to “System Preferences…”
  2. In the list of all settings, press on theSound square.
  3. From the small tabs above, click on the “Output” tab.
  4. Select your speakers (Raycon earbuds) from the list.
  5. Drag the “Balance” slider and center it in the middle.

How to Center Audio Balance on Windows?

center audio balance on windows
  1. From the control panel, go to “Hardware and Sound.”
  2. Then, click “Manage Audio Devices” under “Sound.”
  3. From the little tabs above, click on the “Playback” tab.
  4. Select your “Raycon earbuds” and go to “Properties.”
  5. Click on “Levels” → “Balance” and center the balance.

That’s it.

If the audio balance was misconfigured, then surely that is the reason why the left or right Raycon earbud was quieter than the other.

If that’s not the case, continue reading…

4. Unpair and Pair Raycon Buds

unpair and pair raycon buds

When Raycon one earbud quieter than the other, the issue is sometimes found in the Bluetooth connection, hence the pairing.

A quick and proven method is to unpair the buds from the device, which means entirely “Forgetting” their Bluetooth profile, and establishing the connection fresh.

How to Unpair Raycon Earbuds?
AndroidSettings → Wireless → Bluetooth → Toggle OFF → Toggle ON
iOSSettings → Bluetooth → Info (i) → Remove This Device
macOSBluetooth → locate Raycon earbuds → click the “X” to remove.
WindowsSettings → Bluetooth & Devices → three dots → Remove Device

When your Raycon earbuds are unpaired, you’ll need to cleanly connect them to your output device and test whether one will be quieter than the other.

If yes, continue troubleshooting…

5. Strengthen the Bluetooth Link

Sometimes one or both of your Raycon earbuds will be quiet if the Bluetooth connection link is weak or more accurately “fluctuating.” 

This is a known issue that happens due to large distances, wireless interference, or obstructions in the Bluetooth connection signal.

strengthen the bluetooth link

So, we’ve prepared a quick list of things to do and address any interference:

  • Shorten the Bluetooth distance to 15–20 feet.
  • Remove the case from the smartphone/tablet.
  • Turn off the Bluetooth of other nearby devices.
  • Avoid staying near metallic/reflective surfaces.

In addition, we recommend moving around your home, while wearing the earbuds and holding your Bluetooth device in hand.

By moving away from interfering sources, the quietness in the left earbud may disappear, revealing the culprit.

Reminder: Have you tried listening to different pieces of media through different apps to justify if the quietness on your earbud appears in different instances?

6. Clean the Left or Right Earbud

clean the left or right earbud

So, now that we’ve gone through almost everything, the left Raycon earbud quiet sound may be due to obstruction on the inner speaker.

By obstructions, we mean earwax, dust accumulation, debris, or other particles that managed to cover the inner earbud speaker behind the rubber tip.

Hence, cleaning the earbud must never be overlooked so, we’ll show you some quick steps to clean your Raycon earbud quickly and safely.

Here’s how to clean the inner speaker of your Raycon earbud:

  1. Gently pull out the rubber tip from your earbud.
  2. Grab an ear stick and gently collect the earwax.
  3. WARNING: Avoid using water or other liquids.
  4. If you must scatter dust buildup, use a toothpick.
  5. Be very gentle so as not to damage the speaker.
  6. When ready, plug the rubber tip on the earbud.
  7. Recommended: Repeat for the other earbud.

When you’re ready with the cleaning, test whether your left earbud is still quieter than the other, and if yes, then we’re approaching the ultimate solution.

Let’s factory reset…

7. Factory Reset Raycon Earbuds

factory reset raycon earbuds

Well, the factory restoration is the most potent solution against muffled sound especially when one of your Raycon earbuds is quiet.

This method will unpair your earbuds from ALL devices, and permanently erase any customization settings, but will refresh everything and solve issues.

  1. Unpair the earbuds from your Bluetooth device.
  2. Then, put both earbuds into the charging case.
  3. Keep the lid open and find the “RESET” button.
  4. Hold the RESET button for at least 5 seconds.
  5. Release when the LED flashes yellow 3 times.
  6. Close the charging case lid to finalize the reset.

That’s how easy it is to reset Raycon earbuds. 

When the reset is over, simply pair your earbuds back to your Bluetooth device and play some music from different sources to test the left bud’s quietness. 

One Last Thing – Different Device?

one last thing - different device

A quick method that will determine the true cause of your quiet Raycon earbud is to test pairing to a different Bluetooth device.

Whether it’s a PC, laptop, smartphone, or tablet, it doesn’t matter as long as there is a Bluetooth feature

If the quietness of your left Raycon earbud is there even on different devices, we’re sorry to inform you that the chances of a hardware defect are significant. 

Tip: We recommend checking your warranty! 

Quick Recap

Why is your Raycon left earbud quiet?

Hence, your left Raycon earbud is quiet probably due to misconfiguration in the Audio Balance settings or due to a charging issue.

The solution is to adjust the settings, clean the earbuds and factory reset them.

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