Originally Posted by Klonatans
Well, a problematic UI and tag recognition problems don't sound extremely inspiring. I normally listen to music in alphabetical order, i.e., according to song, and there were very few problems with my Sony DAPs. Let's see if this issue might be a reason to sell the AK 100.
Could a third party soft like Russian made Listrid solve something?
Don't get me wrong - the UI is still better than the UI of DX50 or Fiio X3 was, for example. 2.30 is pretty stable AFAIK. - Although the UI on the 2.gen 100 and 120 seems to be clearly improved.
What I meant was that there have been some guys here who complained about covers not showing (they have to be included in the tags), many complained about playlist quirks etc. If you want to have no trouble with the tagging You will best have to get your tags cleaned up (with Kid3 for example). There are quite some posts on this topic here in this thread.
I think the biggest issue for some has been the playlist issues and the cutting off of some MP3s 2-3 secs before the song ends. This happens opnly with MP3-files. I am not aware of many problems with FLAC-Files. I do know that the 100 had problems with APE-fiels (had that myself)
All in all I think it is quite a reliable DAP.
I am not sure about listening in alphabetical order as I always listen to albums, navigating there through the file structure.
I guess if Listrid showed up again there would be some happy guys here as Listrid had made an alternative firmware about 1 year ago, but then seems to have lost interest and didn't respond to any inquiries anymore.
As You already bought it just try it out and then decide which way to go.