Has it been like this since day 1?
Also today i hooked it up to my car thru the aux jack and i noticed some VERY weird sounds. It seems like some drums sounds come out as a click that drives me insane. When i listened to They're not horses they're unicorns (live), I almost couldn't stand it, while in grounds for divorce i didn't hear it at all.My zune does not do this. Is there some internal eq that purposefully enhances that snare drum sound to a click? I'm more bothered by this than the occasional lags, do you think its messed up internally?
I have the same problem.
You are correct in that nobody offering answers is really understanding the problem. The problem is not in the headphones, headphone jack, etc. The problem is the poor media player embedded in the phone. In my case anyways, the problem comes up whenever a new text message, email, notification, phone unlock, etc occurs. I cannot offer any solutions unfortunately but just wanted people to stop posting about it being a problem with the headphones. Hopefully a firmware update is released to fix the phone's poor audio processing.
Hmmmm... no one said anything about the problem coinciding with incoming notifications. Perhaps then it is a memory issue where core apps take precedence in the stack over media? I had Pandora up and playing about two hours yesterday hooked up to external speakers and didn't hear any of the issues being described in this thread.
Most people don't understand this isn't a headphone jack wiggling/being loose issue. It has more to do, I think, with memory or sloppy code, because the phone 'lags' and the music skips when you get an incoming notification or the phone uses a lot of resources suddenly.
For example, I get this problem when I'm listening to music on my phone through my Shure headphones ($400... so trust me, it is NOT a headphone issue) and I click on an app, or I compose a text or e-mail or open the web browser. It gets really bad when loading heavy webpages, like Engadget full version.
Same problem for me. Definitely a resources (memory/cpu) issue. Sounds like casette tape dropout usually. I thought we were done with that! My droid wont really play video very well either, and I have tried every bitrate, and utility to convert files. I get audio drift and video stutter. I wonder if some of us got bad ones?
the only time this has happened to me is when i copied files over from my laptop running windows 7. the one folder out of like 10 albums it recognized, it would skip, and play very poorly. all files i copied over from XP i have no prob. this happened in both the default music player and MixZing as well. it seams the droid and windows 7 dont get along well due to the fact that droid sd card is formatted with fat32 and not NTFS. so until Verizon updated the OS to support a sd card formatted in NTFS, droid/win 7 users will be having problems.
Glad I found this thread. Every other place I asked the people said that it was fixed in 2.0.1. But that was the clipping at max volume issue. I agree with all the above, I think that the mediaserver takes a backseat to pretty much every other process. And it really really bothers me. After reading the above post I tried retransferring all my music using XP rather than Win7, but with no luck. I really hope that 2.1 comes along and saves the day because I have not enjoyed listening to music since I got the droid. And switching to my ipod for music is too hard once I got used to using the droid for everything.
I listen to my music library, Pandora 4 to 6 hours every work day mostly using a Samsung bluetooth SBH600 headset. I also surf the net at the same time. I had never had any dropouts or distortion of anykind. When I copy music to my sd card I use a card reader on my computer running Vista.