I just received in the mail a new Sansa Clip+ (4GB) from buy.com (Rakuten, these days) and there are two problems:
Mini phone plugs (I tried 2 of them) do not fit properly into the Clip’s jack. The plug can be inserted, but it feels too big (too much friction), and there is no ‘click’ to tell me that it is in the right location. It works, but there is something obviously wrong with the jack.
When the volume is up any higher than about 2/3 of the range, the music suddenly stops and is replaced by a strange repetitive noise, very un-musical. It sounds somewhat like severe clipping is taking place.
This is my 2nd of these players. I got this 2nd one because the 1st is having trouble with its home-fixed up-volume control, and I decided I needed a backup. The mini plug that won’t fit in the new Clip+ fits as it should in the 1st one.
Suggestions would be appreciated.