In the meanwhile, a simple headphone extension cable with a volume control definitely is the way to go. Unobtrusive, light and inexpensive, from electronics stores/Radio Shack/etc.
Thank you, I do understand that I could add another volume control between my Clip+ and my phones, but this strikes me as something that SanDisk should fix, and I’m hoping perhaps other people have noticed the same problem and might comment as well – perhaps SanDisk might then take notice and include this among any other firmware fixes they might have coming.
(fix: never-ending battery charge indicator, the rapid shut off after about 35% battery, optional “force perfect pitch playback mode”, adjustment for this relatively high radio volume problem, and whatever other ‘obvious’ fixes there might be)
I still think the Clip+ is a nifty little thing, and I can use the radio outside (where the background noise is louder), but I can’t comfortably use the radio indoors – without adding another volume control to the mix, and (imho) I shouldn’t have to do that!