New Clip 8gb + 16gb card, stutters above two thirds volume, periods of 1 or 2 secs...

stuttering from internal and card, do I need to delete and reformat? Any help greatly appreciated!!

Try pushing (and maybe twisting at the same time) the earphone plug a little further into the jack. New units sometimes have a very tight jack until they loosen up a bit.

What type of earphones/headphones are you using?  Some full sized headphones need more power than the tiny clip+ can supply.

Haha, brilliant. Thanks. Had a bit of new purchase/don’t want to break it trepidation. Sorted. Cheers!