I’ve been using my ClipZip hooked up through my car stereo through the AUX input. I have a USB charger, and it works after getting a ground loop isolater that was recommended in another thread (PAC SNI-1/3.5 3.5-mm Ground Loop Noise Isolator).
The setup generally works fine. However, I’m having an issue with the audio dropping out occasionally. It happens between tracks when there is little or no audio. The car stereo will display ‘NO AUX’ for a few seconds, and then pick up the audio again. Unfortunately, when it does this, it cuts off about the first 5 seconds on the track. Similar effect happens when I pause and unpause the player - it takes a couple seconds to start playing again, even though the ClipZip is playing.
I’m assuming this is some type of aggressive signal auto-detection by the car stereo. It doesn’t happen all the time, live albums are fine because there is usually applause when there is no music. And I tried just turning the volume on the ClipZip down, and at some point the stereo will display the same ‘NO AUX’ message.
The player works fine otherwise. Never drops out with just the earbuds. The ‘Audio Volume’ setting is set to ‘High’, and I have to keep the player volume level at full. That level would blast my ears out with the ear buds, but comes out fairly low on through the stereo.
Like I said, I assume it’s an issue with the stereo, and not much can be done on the ClipZip side. I thought I’d ask in case anyone has a similar problem or knows of a quick fix I might have overlooked.