Headphones a little off or noticing your audio isn't quite centred? Balance Lock will keep your audio centred and fix the annoying left/right drift bug.
It's the perfect utility for making sure when plugging and unplugging headphones that the audio stays centred.
It's simple to use and runs in the background un-intrusively.
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[New] Refreshed UI to be easier to see if audio is balanced in the middle.
[New] Added support for Mojave Dark/Light modes.
[New] Added Internet Access Policy for Little Snitch that describes every connection the app can make.
[Fixed] Issue where on some newer Mac models, it wouldn't balance the internal speakers.
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Balance Lock Works Great
I was listening to some music through my Skullcandy Uproar Wireless headphones, and one time I thought that the center (usually the singer's voice) had shifted to the left. I thought it was my hearing, but I thought I'd check the Mac's "Sound" balance setting...and it had shifted to the left. I manually changed it back to the center position, but a few days later, when I was listening through those headphones again, it seemed like the balance was off...and, once again, the balance setting had shifted to the left. I then Googled the problem and found Balance Lock. I installed it, and for a test, I manually changed the balance setting from the center, and Balance Lock automatically shifted the balance back to the center. This is a really, really great product! Thank you for creating and offering it!
Great idea, but
It seems to only allow centering. I want it to let me pick it to go all to the left ear as I am deaf in my right ear and I need silence in my right ear to avoid dialing up my tinnitus. I also need this to work only for specific headsets as some devices I don't want forced to all left. I only find out the inteface it back to centered when I start to get fatiged from the tinnitus and check the settings.
I am not going to use this app becuase it does not meet my needs but I am giving it 5 stars because the developer is fighting a good fight on implementing things to fix Apple's short comings.
Great solution to a problem which should not exist
I once spent a good couple of hours trying to determine why I had no audio on the left channel of my stereo. I checked cables. I checked speakers. I very nearly came to the conclusion my amplifier was broken. Once I realized that my mac likes to let the balance controls drift until I only have audio in one channel, I was a bit peeved. This is a really silly bug.
The good news is, this application keeps the balance set where you want it. An excellent workaround.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.