I've purchased items in the $200-300 range a few times the past year from China and Japan and haven't been asked to pay a customs charge yet. Never really looked into the criteria for it since it hasn't come up.
But the finish is a little too shiny and heavily textured for my tastes, and it looks sparkly, and I'm guessing it's painted or powder coated? If you offer a chassis kit to swap it into a black enclosure for a reasonable fee I'd be interested.
I just ordered one and was given a choice between black or silver from CoolFunGadgets; I took black.
Thats pretty much the only thing that is holding me back.. Let me know when you try it.
Just made a set of cables so I don't have to go through a series of adapters. Didn't really sit down to carefully listen yet but it seems there is nowhere near enough voltage to drive a headphone. Although it does sound quite good, volume must be near max to be listenable.