I recently brought the Marshall Major II headphones, which come with a two-way unprotected 3.5 mm cable.
According to the manual, you plug the straight end into the headphone, and the right-ended end in the smartphone. When I do so, I hear distorted audio.
However, when I reverse the direction of the cable, i.e., plug in the right-ended end in the headphones, the audio sounds amazing.
Why does this happen? Will the headphones get damaged if I keep using the cable reversed?
I suspect it's probably because my current phone (Xperia C2104, CyanogenMod 11.0) probably doesn't support two-way audio playback. Since I'm planning on getting a new Android phone in the coming months, would you please recommend one that supports two-way audio?
EDIT: Two way audio cable looks like image shown below