After getting the latest firmware update for my Sansa e260 some time ago (01.02.18A) so that it would work in my Sansa base station, it seems that it decided fading in to each song was a good idea. It’s such a stupid problem, and that’s probably why I’ve procrastinated for so long, but the fade-in really kills albums that are one continuous song, such as any live album. Instead of it transitioning to the next song seamlessly, it instead has a jarring silence followed by a short fade-in, which usually ruins the transitions – such as if the beginning of the next song is a powerful drum strike, Sansa turns it into a muffled whisper which you eventually hear the reverbrations from once it finishes fading in. It’s gotten to the point that I’d almost rather remove the update (and not be able to use my base station ever) just so it doesn’t fade-in any longer.
So, is there a way to get rid of this without rendering the base station I bought inert? Or, if I update again (assuming there is a newer version) does this go away / have an option to be turned off? Or, finally, is there even a way to remove the update and bring it back to the way it was? I’m scared to update it further, incase some other nefarious song-altering transition comes along and makes it even worse (god forbid a fade-out and a fade-in). Seems like an easy enough question without any other answer on the site or forums (did my best job in checking).