When listening to any MP3 on my Sansa e260 I always hearing
pops and crackles. I've tried different headphones and still the same problem. When I connect it to my PC and listen to the same MP3's through my laptop speakers there is no crackling sound heard.
I really don't think there is a sound quality issue with the MP3 files and I'm not quite sure if it would be the jack on the actual player. When wiggling the headphone connector it doesn't seem to make any difference.
any suggestions would be appreciated.
Apparently you may need to defragment your player with disk defragmenter because the mp3 has a hard time getting the pieces of your file fast enough to not hear an almost unnoticeable pop or crackle. if this isn't the reason, it is probably the jack, try a different pair of headphones even. or check the settings on the program synchronizing as it may be syncing the files at a noticeably lower sound quality. Or you are drag and dropping which may not be recommended for inexperienced users.
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From what I'm hearing you don't have a good driver. If you still have the disk use that. If not google it or something. I have a Sansa e260 as well so I would suggest loading the songs on in windows media player rather that windows explorer. If you open Media Player and then go to sync and it does not recognize your device, then you have a bad driver. If not, then start syncing your songs that way.
try formatting it. to do that, simply scroll down to settings, and in
settings hit format. you'll lose everything that was on it tho, if that
don't work then try updating. if your unsure how to update go here. and install the program.
I have the same problem but sometime is the left channel & sometime the right channel. I tested multiple headphones and it's alway the same problem.
FYI the problem begin after a firmware update. With the original firmware the problem never append. It start with the firmware ver. 01.02.15E.
Today I have downloaded the new firmware version (01.02.18E). I hope it fix this annoying bug.
I recently purchased a Sansa e280 and in three weeks of regular use it developed a similar problem, with music cutting out from playing in stereo to mono, coming out of one headphone speaker. Sandisk tech support told me to reformat the device and install the latest firmware, which I did, but the problem continued and occured more frequently. I have returned the player back to the seller and I shall not be getting another one. A nice Ipod alternative from Sandisk, but from what I have seen written about in forums, the Sansa e200 series appears to be buggey with problems.