I’ve had a half-dozen sansa clips, and I’ve lost half of them, but the other half have all developed a short in the earbud output. Is Clip Zip an improvement?
The haedphone jack is the weak link in _ any _ portable device that has headphone access, but especially small, wearable devices like mp3 players. The key is not to put additional stress on the jack by jerking, dropping, or wrapping the cord around the player. Basaed on your personal usage habits, a right-angled plug may help.