Well, the headphone jack is not tight; in fact that is one of my complaints withe these types of devices. I would much rather use a line out/dock setup instead of the phone jack.
Right now I am using a wireless fm transmitter in the car. It is plugged in teh whole way. I don’t believe that is my problem. When playing the file (usually audiobooks) it will “double pronounce” a word, almost like the author is stuttering. Same audiobooks on my Creative Zen played just fine.
There are some files that are VBR that I use, but most of the audiobooks are probably below 96K. Plays okay on my pc, yes. No eq settings, I usually don’t bother with that. I do the adj. w/ the car stereo, plus it doesn’t benefit audiobooks much. I usually fill it up to within 200 mb. of full capacity. This is the 4 GB player.Guess that is all the info. I can think of for right now.