noise/static between tracks

I just got a Fuze+.  I used Windows Media Player to sync and everything seemed fine.

However when the player switches from one track to another I get a second or so of white noise (static) before the next track starts.

This happens about 50% of the time.  The noise is the same loudness as the music ane I get it in both shuffle mode and non shuffle mode.

Does anyone know what causes this and how I can cure it?

Thanks in advance.