I agree with Coop.
A feature yes, bug NO.
I like the fact it remembers where i was.
I also like the fact I need to hit a button twice to wake it up....
Just me :)
So go ahead and file a bug at FiiO's bugzilla page (and create a user profile before that if you didn't already do so)!
This is the case I use to take the X3 out and about it a LowePro Rezo30, perfect case for protecting the X3. Pouch up front for a charge cable and Memory adapter card / usb reader. The belt loop on these LowePro cases is one of their best features, you just unsnap the safety and the bottom part is on a Velcro tab to the case. Slip in down over your belt a little squeeze and close the snap.
Side and Top
If you are looking for a custom moulded OtterBox type case, you'll be waiting a long time...
Personally, I like it the way it is. When I go to *whatever menu* while playing and get distracted for a bit, I can just continue where I left off, rather than having to go through a number of additional actions a second time.
But I see your point and understand that others might like it the way you describe. So it would be a nice feature to have if it can be turned on/off and has a user selectable time out.
Anyway, IMHO this should not be considered a bug, it's a feature request...
All the DAP's I have used in the past go back to the Now Playing screen after a period with no interaction, the Clip+, Colorfly C3, iPod's etc... You get use to a basic funtionality and along comes a device that deviates from the normal way of "expected" operation.
It's like taking a computer program and moving all the drop down menu's around in a different order because you feel they should be alphabetical instead of the "standard" form and function.
GermanMaestro GMP 8.300 D Pro's with HM5 Pads
But you might want to look into the GMP 8.35 that are lower impedance.
Before you totally give up on it, I'd say maybe wait until the next firmware is out. Who knows maybe there will be some change that'll get it working.
If you don't mind me asking, where did you buy from?. I'm kind of surprised that a local dealer wouldn't consider just doing an exchange, or at the very least take the responsibility of returning it for you.
I totally understand not wanting to go through the hassle. I'd probably consider the same thing, but the reason I bought locally was so I wouldn't need to (at least I hope this is the case if I have any probs)
That return policy with Amazon is great, if you take advantage of it. I even have returned items specifying that I did not want it anymore as a reason.That is how I found the headphones that I have.
Sorry to hear about you loss (of money).
Being an Amazon customer for a very long time and my experience with their CSR, be polite and send them an email, I am sure they will work something out. They have the best return policy next to Costco IMHO and personal experience. GL!
Absolutely worth a try. My only experience with returns has been really good (external HD that wouldn't work), but it was within the 30 day window. Hopefully being a loyal customer can pay off for you.