FORUM GODFATHER.....R.I.P. PAT
I've been having mini dropouts in the audio for a while. High rpms, pushing or twisting the plug, resetting the unit and just about anything else I tried would change the quality of the sound. It turned out the cradle was not making good contact. Any movement of the unit in the cradle would affect the sound. If anybody is having audio droput/static problems, try wiggling the unit in the cradle. If that affects the sound, the cradle needs to be replaced.