Before you tell me that this subject has been discussed in detail on other threads (which I haven't been able to find), read what I've found.
I became aware of the Droid X2 audio issue too late after my return period to do anything about it. Now if I were return it I suppose I would probably get a refurb. But it sounds like the problems are on every unit, not just some.
Just so I am clear, these are the issues that I have experienced.
1. Occasional Pops in the audio when playing media from SD card or streaming from Pandora or Slacker.
2. Stuttering in the audio under the same conditions.
3. skipping and sometimes complete stopping of audio when playing music from the SD card.
4. Pandora and Slacker are almost worthless as they do not play for very long. They will play 3 or 4 songs and then they will start skipping and eventually stop all together. When you can get them to start again they will play part of a song and then skip to another song.
The only thing unique about my configuration is that my phone is rooted using Gingerbreak, i've frozen some non-essential apps and I am running Go Launcher with it's task killer widget.
As I have been trying to figure this problem out I have tried running the SuperCharger script. This script has helped with audio problems a little bit but my results have been ok at best.
Today I was driving and listening to music, I had the Go Launcher Task Killer Widget open. This widget shows what I assume to be total RAM available (404 Megs) and available RAM. I noticed that the music starts to skip and stutter when the available RAM gets lower which is usually below 100 megs and there are 10 apps in the tray that are supposedly running. When hit the "X" to kill all of apps the music will run perfectly until apps open up by themselves again. This occurs in about 3 or 4 minutes. When RAM is at its max usage it is between 53 and 34 megs.
As anyone else experienced this? Or found a way to improve audio playback quality overall?
I am reconsidering my reconsideration of using tasks killers. When I was running Simply Stunning on my Droid it was not necessary but the phone could also play audio without issue. I am just wondering if using a task killer would alleviate much of this problem with this phone.
Let me know your thoughts and observations.