So, anyway, my sound hates me. Just to get it to semi-audible level, I have to put the bar that’s normally on “center” to “left.” (Forget its name; equalizer?) Even doing that, it’s still really messed up (I can hear it but it sounds really off).
It is a common defect among headphones and very-uncommon-but-still-possible among speakers. If it’s headphones, you may have to get new ones (unless you are into opening wiry things). If it’s on your speakers, it’s probably bad connection.
Old speakers suck. Sometimes they get so sensitive that moving the jack inwards or outwards even half a milimeter may disconnect one of the two speakers while leaving the other one’s connection alone. It happened to me once. I got around it by cutting the jack out and replacing it. It got pretty fugly with dark tape around the base of the jack, but then again, this part is usually hidden behind the cpu case… Some other times the problem is in one of the speakers rather than in the jack, though. When succh a thing happens it’s more cost-effective to get new speakers.