I wish I would have read all these threads before exchanging my 3rd X3. This unit has a lot going for it mostly the great sound....However, all these problems with file management make the X3 a piece of junk.
Audiophiles like myself generally have a lot of music and go through a lot of effort to rip it (FLAC for Me) and organize it so they can find it.
If what I am reading here is correct, the issue seems to be that at present there seems to be a limited amount of folders that will be recognized by the external memory. My music folders are organized by genre, artist, album & actual music files. To me this seems to be simple and logical when you have over 2000 CDs ripped. Changing all this around would be very time consuming and really screw things up for my home music server.
It seems like the FIIO folks are aware of this issue but my god I hate being a beta tester without my prior knowledge.
I read quite a few X3 reviews by so called high paid professionals before I purchased and not one mentioned what I believe is a serious issue.
I should be receiving the 3rd unit (Thanks to Amazon's generous return policy) today and will install the latest firmware, try and load some of my music without reorganizing, jumping through technical hoops or trying elaborate fixes. All I really want to do is load up some 64GB cards and be off listening to some great quality music.
If this unit doesn't work right I'll just go back to using my $31 Sanza Clip player .... that may not sound as great .... but at least works as advertised...
Good luck all..
I definitely get it guys.
I still haven't copied my whole collection yet because of this issue... I don't think they will fix it either... They probably haven't tested this at all... Oh well... Looking into the Cowon D20 just because... (I usually use the C2... ;)).