But you guys are forgetting the fact that people already have heavy investment in the 3-pin XLR cables.
What do you tell all these folks exactly?
Even though I think the 4-pin XLR configuration has some inherit advantages, it really doesn't make sense from a market perspective unless someone can provide more substantial data that people are willing to abandon their expensive recabled 3-pin XLR headphones for 4-pin.
While the HIFI M8 has a broad appeal, it won't however be for everybody. With the 4 pin XLR ended cables I just bought (knowing that that what is offered as of now with the M8) I also ordered an adaptor, in case I wanted a or needed a different connection. I cannot speak for Centrance, however it does not OWE anyone. You can please some of the people.....etc.