That's because everyone's been hoping for an audiophile quality DAP that's affordable for a very long time and iBasso has a good reputation on here. Let's keep our fingers crossed this new product hits the shelves at an affordable price. If it hits a thousand bucks I stand by my previous statement that it'll be dead before it's had a chance to crawl. Not to say they won't sell I'm sure there's enough rich types out there who will scoop it up. Us average people will just go to other options out there and iBasso will have to settle for selling a lot fewer units
It's about priorities as well. If this is priced at $1000, I'd rather go for my first custom IEM or a top of the line headphone or upgrade my speaker setup with a DAC rather than this DAP.
I am not sure this applies to Ibasso, a company known for selling excellent quality dacs and amps for cheap. They are smart, they want it to sell and the only way to do so is to set a price point that is half the price of the other daps in its tier. I predict $299-399 price tags for this dap once it is released.
I hope they do :)