I am primarily recording mp3 speech files in my own voice and playing them on my new 2GB Clip firmware 1.01.30A, msc mode (haven’t tried to duplicate problem in mtp mode), although I am listening to ripped music as well.
I noticed the same noise between tracks on my speech files, stored in Music folder. I just listened to the end of each original file/beginning of next file: original files do NOT have this noise. I believe the noise is being introduced through the Clip, not from the original files nor the headphones.
I recorded the original files in Vocal Remover V1.2.4, which according to the Help menu, is based on Audacity. I used Lame encoder V3.93 inside of Vocal Remover, don’t know whether bit rate is VBR, ABR or CBR . . . .
Original file settings: 22 KHz 24-bit. MP3 encoded at 24-bit. I am using Sennheiser HD515 headphones, but I tried 3 other pairs of earbuds and got the same result.
I search the entire Clip forum and the entire Sansa MP3 player Forum – the following models also had the problem: Fuze, e360, e280.
On 9-17-2007, LagunaSansa, stated “The loud “pop” or “bang” you described is an issue that was in an old firmware. This issue has been resolved, simply update the firmware by following the instructions in the link below”.
13 months and several firmware updates later, still a problem.