I just got a Clip+ yesterday to replace my regular Clip and I’m in two minds about it.
I love the new Clip+ features, the solid, quality build and all the improvements to the UI and menus.
However, there are two things that I’m disappointed with:
1. The sound quality of the Clip+ compared to the regular Clip seems considerably less clear and crisp. I can hear much more detail in the sound of the regular Clip, and the Clip+ is less enjoyable to listen to.
2. The FM radio has much worse reception on the Clip+. For example, my favourite station Radio 4 (don’t laugh) 92.7 FM can be clearly picked up on the old Clip on 92.60, 92.65, 92.70, 92.75 and 92.80. The Clip+ struggles to tune in to the station on 9.65. This is similar for all radio channels.
Anyone else have any thoughts on the Clip+ sound quality? Is it something that might be changed with new firmware or is it set in stone? Also, anyone else having patchy performance from their radio function (from all the Clip+ reviews I was actually expecting better reception)?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a massive fan of the Clip brand. These are amazing devices, but I really don’t know what to do. Do I stick with the Clip+ and hope for improved firmware? I’ve got the old Clip on eBay at the moment and don’t really know whether to cancel the auction and return the Clip+ to the online store or not (although I’m not sure on what grounds they’d accept it).