I seem to have perpetual headphone jack problems with my Clip. Basically the connection between the headphones and the device starts to deteriorate, causing a “snap, crackle, pop” followed eventually by a loss of either left or right speaker, depending on how the cord is hanging. This actually first happened on my e230, but I dismissed that because the headphone jack got wrenched in the player while I was on a flight. But my first Clip had no such event, and it just seemed to lose it’s connection.
I had my original Clip replaced, and the new one’s only around two months old, and already I’m starting to get the telltale “snap, crackle, pop” as I walk to work. It seems to get slightly worse each day until it makes it impossible to enjoy the music because I’m constantly fiddling with the jack, trying to get the cord to hang in such a way that its weight pulls on the jack at just the right angle to get a good connection.
After I bought my first clip, someone here at the office liked it and bought one for himself. I spoke to him last week and he has had no such problems. What on earth am I doing wrong?
btw, I’m using Sony MDR-V150 headphones, not that it should make any difference.
Message Edited by cydewaze on 03-07-2008 10:45 AM