I was really impressed with my new clip, until I downloaded some radio programmes, and after listening for a while I could hear occasional pops in the background. I then found that if I fast-forwarded and back a few times, then played, it got worse. It was only on programmes from one source, and after much fiddling about I realised it was the only source with 48kHz sampled mp3’s. If I convert them to another sample rate, they played cleanly. I then found a 48kHz download from a different site, and that also pops and stutters.
The firmware version was 01.01.18, so I upgraded to the latest using the Sansa Updater (to 01.01.32), and that has made it much worse! Before I had to listen carefully for the problem, but now it is terrible.
I have checked 22,32 and 44kHz and they are all ok, it is just 48.
Have any of you Sansa experts got any ideas? Should I return it and try another one? I have searched the forum and no-one seems to have reported this.