Hello FiiO, James, fellow head-fiers!
First off, let me just say that I love the new firmware update on the X3! I think it's got a much better GUI design/layout, playback is faster and there is less pause between screens (which I sometimes saw in 2.1). Overall I am much happier with the design and performance. So Kudos to you on a nicely polished update!
I do have one -small- concern that I've noticed and I was wondering if anyone had that same issue. It's with the shuffle function.
I generally store my favorite 250+ songs on the internal 8GB memory and shuffle those throughout the day, essentially just using the internal memory as a "Favorites" folder. I store all my other music on a 32GB SD Card, but that's mostly irrelevant.
What I've noticed (and I don't think it's in my head) is that it seems the shuffle follows a certain pattern. I'm listening to the same 50 songs every day and it doesn't appear to be completely random like the previous firmware. I ran a test and selected my top 10 songs that I thought I'd been hearing most frequently and I landed on all 10 songs after shuffling through about 25. There are literally 200 songs that I haven't heard this week since the update...
All other play modes work perfectly and I can play each song without any issue (just confirming I don't have corrupt files).
So, am I alone in this? Anyone care to run some of their own tests to perhaps confirm?
Thanks guys! And thank you FiiO for your excellent customer support!
Edited by Skolar311 - 6/11/14 at 10:57am