Hey! I have a pressing question for you diehards who have retained your HM-601 LEs. I just got one and am tentatively happy with sound quality.
But I'm having severe difficulties getting the tracks transferred to the device to play in any rational order.
My ancient DAPs have not FLAC capability, so I've ripped them all as WAVs. In fact, where I switched format on a few and .MP3 tags were retained, I removed them. Otherwise the wav files showed up on the old Creative DAPs as .mp3s -- out of order with the wav mixes they had been file-named with.
So now with the HM-601 LE, the wavs are ordering 'randomly', as they are entered into memory.
* I've tried reformatting wavs as flacs with tag info. This isn't recognized by the HM-601.
*I've tried the applet recommended above that is supposed to reorder the drive info by dos long-name and short-name. It hasn't fixed those long names at all, though the wavs have file names chosen to to be recognized and ordered by simple file names (album_#_track name).
Any and all recommendations are solicited. I haven't gotten the use out of this DAP that I am eager to give it. -Manny