But if I connect it to the AUX wire, it works perfectly. Right side is totally okay if connected to an aux wire. But while on bluetooth mode, no sound can be heard on the right side. Yesterday it was working fine both for bluetooth and aux wire.
Updated firmware via btu.bose update to 2.5.3. Still not working. Followed the stupidly oversimplified troubleshooting suggestions on the website, still not working.
Jun 15, 2018
First you may want to let people here know what you are connected to. One some devices like laptops and desktops, for example, there are two very different devices - a stereo renderer and a headset (HFP). The later would be used by applications that are phone based (i.e., 'voice over ip' or voip). Voip is a low audio quality mono audio stream and on some devices that mono sound will come out of a single speaker like you hear in your car on a phone conversation. Headset device are specific to Bluetooth.
After updating firmware on a Bose device, if things start getting 'strange', I find it best (I do not work for Bose) to reinitialize the Bose device totally and remove all the device from the computer or smart device on the other end and start from scratch.
I am sorry to hear you are experiencing issues with your SoundLink Around Ear II headphones. If you are experiencing this issue with all of the devices we would recommend you refer to the Bose support team in your location. Before doing this, however, there have been numerous firmware updates issued throughout the duration of sale for this product, so if you haven't already, please try updating the headphones to the latest version to ensure all potential bugs have been removed.
Bose Community Support
Aug 7, 2019
I have exactly the same problem and by doing an Internet search I see other people with exactly the same issue. I saw in other threads that possibly the problem is with the Bluetooth module in the headphones and the suggestion is to sent them back.
I bought the headphones from a UK airport. I am leaving in Cyprus which has no official Bose support company.
Where can I sent the headphones to be fixed?
Thanks for reaching out via the Bose Community. Welcome to the site!
I am sorry to hear you are having issues with your SoundLink Around Ear II headphones.
As advised above, if you haven't already, please ensure you:
1. Unpair the headphones and establish a new connection. To clear the device list on your headphones, hold the power switch over to Bluetooth for around 10 seconds. On your smartphone/media device, go to Bluetooth settings, locate the headphones, then remove them from the list. Establish a new connection by selecting the headphones when they reappear on the list.
2. Test the headphones with other devices if you haven't already - check to see if the issue persists across multiple devices.
3. Make sure the headphones are up to date. Updates can be made here.
If the issue continues to persist, please reach out to support in your country. Support for Bose in Cyprus can be found here.
I hope this helps, and if anyone else is having similar issues, please follow the same instructions. If you are unsure if there is Bose support in your country, search the web for "Bose [your country name]" or head to our Worldwide Bose Websites page. As always, if you have anything you wish to add to this discussion, please feel free!
Mar 30, 2020
I have the same issue for Soundlink. And it doesnt matter what device it is, when I turn on bluetooth the battery left is announced on left ear only.
Wired connection works fine.
Apr 25, 2020
I'm having the same issue, updated everything and even after trying to reset it. The buttons and bluetooth connection works but sounds only come out on the left side. It was working fine the other day.
May 26, 2020
My AE2 Soundlink does the exact same thing and it is driving me mad. It did it to me while it was in warranty but I just thought it was a problem with my Bluetooth device (iPhone) and not the actual headphones, but when testing the headphones on multiple Bluetooth platforms (PC, Sony TV, etc.) the left ear dropout still happens for me with regularity. The frustrating thing is that sometimes the left ear WILL work over Bluetooth, either once it is paired from the start or sometimes it will just cut in after a few minutes of listening. Otherwise, it's only a wired connection where both ears work consistently.
For such a known defect here you would think Bose would offer a solution to frustrated customers - is there any help for those out of warranty on these?