With bluetooth, my music plays just fine through my iPhone. But when I connect via USB, which is preferable because it charges the phone while playing and gives me album art and track names on the screen, there is a frequent popping/clicking noise coming through the system. The noise only happens when I use this method. So I know it's not the stereo system itself. I haven't tried a new USB cable yet, but I don't think that would be it. But maybe it is? Any thoughts?