I recently got a Clip Sport, not realizing I was paying Best Buy to work for SanDisk as a beta tester. If I don’t see some fixes soon, or I won’t be a Sansa user any more.
My music collection is very large. Some of the songs have ReplayGain tags in them, and others don’t. I don’t know which do or don’t.
Anyway, when I turn on ReplayGain in Song or Album mode, there are some songs it plays super loud. Not only that, but the song stays that loud at all selected volume levels except for the lowest, where it goes silent. There is literally no way to make it softer! The System Settings/Volume/High/Normal settings also have no effect.
I can work around this by turning off ReplayGain, but then I have to mess with the volume control all through my workout.
My guess is, it’s misbehaving on the songs that don’t have these tags. The player needs to allow for this, adopt a sensible default, and allow you to adjust the volume for real. This bug should be a very high priority for SanDisk, given the risk of hearing damage to its users.