You know what, it seems you don't understand Fiio's philosophy. Let me help with that
How I see it, they create a product lineup, with each one at a different price point. At each point, they look at what they can/can't accomplish within that budget, and do market research to discern what the consumers need the most. The X3 was designed to take on the ipod, by better overall SQ, while trying to maintain Apple's magical UI. The component choices are dictated by price, above all else. When you decide on - for instance- a DAC, you design almost everything around it, like the power components, capacitors, and the amp chip to some extent. In other words, schiit adds up quickly.
The key here is the business model. I sincerely doubt the company would change something like that because of a few outliers.
I haven't even glanced twice at the Tera Player because I see it as a glorified ipod shuffle. The DX100 is a buggy cement block, and the AK100 is just expensive. Fiio has done a great job in the past of making affordable gateway drugs into this maddening hobby, all without "help" from you all. I'm also sure they've made a suitable profit from it, or they wouldn't be in business.
Leave them alone, or start your own company. If you find that magic combination, I may be your third customer (the first two would be guinea pigs).
lol, I said if you have less unnecessary features on the dap, the manufacturer will have more time to focus on the SQ of the player and also spending less money on the hardware and you are acting like I said I want all those stupid features for $300
but according to you it's impossible to have better SQ and less features for around $300 or less!
I am going to requote my quote for you:
so eke2k6 it's impossible to come up with a magic combination to come up with an excellent dap for around $300 without making any profit, I see why you are not your own boss nor a business owner!
do you know something about the O2 and its designer?
I wonder also who invented the Mont Blanc E12?
I see that you know a lot about how to run a business, but do you actually own one and know to manufacture and sell products? or you are like the fan who watches all the games of his team and then thinks he can be a coach?
Edited by Gorillaz - 2/17/13 at 1:29pm