i just bought a cube C30 recently and while i see what all the fuss is about with sound quality, it isn't meaning diddly to me right now as my unit glitches on EVERY mp3 in the first second of play. a little less annoying, the playback volume drops after an hour or two of listening.
at first, the player would literally hiccup at the start of every mp3 until it crashed an i reset it. that stopped the skipping, but now it just blasts every track at full volume for a 1/4 second or so and then mutes to a lower volume, it doesn't do it on a fresh charge at full volume, but at 25/31 or lower it does it or after the volume drops off with a couple hours of full volume listening. i've tried resetting it a bunch of times to no avail.
i couldn't find any firmware updates online for the C30 or even the gumstick to try and fix the glitching and see that the player isn't supported by rockbox either and no one at house of dap bothered to get back to my email on the topic either.
i haven't tried using WAVs yet as i don't have a mini card for it. ALL of my mp3s are 320kbs and are trimmed to start at the exact beginning of every song with no silence gaps. the only thing i can think of is to go re-edit EVERY song's original WAVs to include 1/2 second of silence and re-convert them into mp3s again with each song starting after the glitch. i don't think i should have to do this.
until i find a way to fix this, the cube 30 is going to be demoted to a backup player as i just bought a sansa clip+ for glitch free playback and maybe a little extra volume and decent SQ.
am i the only one having their player mess up the intro of every song? know any fixes without my having to spend a couple weeks re-editing my entire music collection to appease the player?