This oddity is probably only in my head, but did anyone find that at least audiobooks are now a bit unbalanced in right vs left volume? It seemed quite pronounced at first, but now my brain may have adjusted to it and I hardly notice. This was with a continuation of a track I was listening to before the upgrade, and most of it was a single voice that shouldn’t have any stereo difference. I don’t think there is a setting for balance anywhere.
Upgrade was a nice gesture, but I guess a funeral for our hopes of the really important issue of folder browsing.
I don’t use audio books so I can’t comment on your observation, but to make sure it’s not an analog issue (internal amplifier or headphone/connector), did you try playing an audio file that is mono or switching your FM radio to “Mono” mode and listening for proper channel balance? If it’s unbalanced, then likely it’s a headphone issue (connector or your headphones), an amp output inside your Clip or the headphone connector in your Clip is problematic. A dirty headphone jack/connector can also cause problems.
In my case, all of my music sounds balanced between channels. I’m listening right now to mono encoded mp3s of the recent Beatles Mono box set and there’s no channel imbalance.