[Solved] Top 3 Easy Methods to Convert Stereo to Mono

If you don't want the components of your audio missing when it's played, you will need to convert stereo to mono using a stereo to mono converter. Don't worry, because this article provides some of the best converters you can try.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Nov 24, 2023

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Have you experienced a moment when you're listening to a song using headphones, the music transfers from one headset to another? Or when the sound works on one side but not on another? If so, you probably experienced the concept of Stereo and Mono. If you want to convert Stereo to Mono or vice versa, this article lists some of the converters you can use to do that.

All You Need to Know About Stereo and Mono

If you go to a restaurant, you probably hear the Stereos all around the building playing the same kind of song, and all the instruments of the song can be heard in all the Stereos. When all the sounds are passed through one device, we call the concept Mono.

However, there are occasions when the same song has a different sound when we use headphones. Usually, the left side has an instrument, while the other has another instrument. This concept is called Stereo.

While Stereo is a great concept for headphone users, it can be annoying to have some sounds missing on other devices such as speakers. You want to have the entire sound on the device, no matter what the device is. When this happens, you will need to convert Stereo to Mono.

Rest assured, because there are plenty of video converters that can also work as Stereo to Mono converters, this article will provide some of those converters.

How to Convert Stereo to Mono with EaseUS Video Converter

Although EaseUS Video Converter is built for video conversion, it has other features that can help the optimization of your audio. Those features are audio extraction and audio converter. The audio converter can be used as a Stereo to Mono converter, as it allows the users to change the setting of the audio from Stereo to Mono. Not only that, you can also use the converter to change the audio's bitrate, sample rate, encoder, and many more.

Besides audio-related conversion, EaseUS Video Converter has perks that can help you do the conversion better. The software can help you save time thanks to its batch procession, and the process is done smoothly thanks to its GPU acceleration. So, if you want to convert Stereo to Mono with ease, you can try this software.

How to convert Stereo to Mono using EaseUS Video Converter:

Step 1. Open the software and choose Audio Converter. Then, upload the Stereo audio file.

Import Audio

Step 2. Go to the Gear icon and click the Edit section to see the advanced settings.

Audio editing options

Step 3. Change the channel from 2 (Stereo) to 1 (Mono). You can tweak other settings as needed.

Convert Stereo to Mono

Step 4. Save all the settings and click Convert on the main page (or Convert All if it's batch conversion).

How to Change Stereo to Mono using Audacity

Who hasn't heard of Audacity? Audacity is an open-end software whose sole purpose is to simplify your audio editing. And hey, it does live up to its purpose. Audacity is known for its fast processing, fast editing, effortless workflow, and straightforward interface that can even help beginners to edit files. To make it better, the entire software is free, so you don't need to worry about spending money on it. So, you can convert Stereo to Mono audacity-style without worry.

Of course, it does not mean that the software doesn't have its drawbacks. Audacity is not available on Mac, so not everybody can use it. Although there are plugins to install, the support for the plugins is not optimized. Nevertheless, Audacity is an excellent option for those who want to quickly edit audio.

How to convert Stereo to Mono with Audacity: 

Step 1. Open Audacity, then upload your music file. Next, click the green dropdown and choose "Split Stereo to Mono."

Green drop down menu

Step 2. Delete one of the two tracks by pressing "X."

delete the second track

Step 3. Once the other track is deleted, save the audio by clicking "File."

Save deleted audio file

Best Free Online Stereo to Mono Converter

There are lots of online Stereo to Mono converters, but none of them are as impressive as onlineaudioconverter.com. When they say they're an online audio converter, they really mean it because the online converter focuses on audio and nothing else. With just an upload, you can tweak the audio's file extension, quality (kbps), channels, and sample rate. And through its channels feature, users can convert Stereo to Mono. 

Although the Stereo to Mono converter is impressive, it does not mean that the website is not lacking. Although the website can convert the audio to another extension, it does not have lots of options for the new extension. All it has are MP3, WAV, FLAC, and OGG. Despite its drawback, you can still tweak your audio to your needs on the website, so it's all good.  

How to convert Stereo to Mono online:

Step 1. Upload the file by clicking the area or drag and drop the audio.

Step 2. Edit the extension and quality as you want.

Step 3. At the advanced settings, click Mono. Once everything is ready, click Convert to get the file you need.

Select Mono button

Editor's Final Words

Although Stereo, or 2-channel audio, is a great experience, it can be inconvenient if you're playing the audio on single devices such as speakers. When such a situation arises, we have no other choice but to find a  Stereo to Mono converter to make all aspects of the audio audible to us.

No worries, because EaseUS Video Converter is here to save the day. This software can help users to convert Stereo to Mono within seconds, and the process is done smoothly thanks to its perks and features. Once you try using EaseUS Video Converter, you'll definitely use it for life!

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