How many folk actually use the Fiio with a PC? There are far better options for PC music, like a Dragonfly (down to $99 on special last weekend). I see the Fiio as a very good option for portable music. As most portable music comes from a phone and they all seem to use a USB OTG Micro outlet, a cable to go to another USB OTG Micro input seems to make more sense than the swap to the current USB mini B....I needed to cobble together a USB OTG micro to female full sized USB to Male full sized USB cable with the USB mini B for the Fiio. Finding short, quality cables to do that was a mess of trial and error. The cables that come with the Fiio are too long for portable use. I found a vastly better, and smaller, cable from Lindy.com that works and does not make up a cable bundle larger than the combined phone/fiio.
Put simply, Fiio makes a very nice DAC/Headphone amp but its execution is spoiled by the cable issue (IMHO)
More than you would know. We both don't have empirical data on any of this. But from the amount of 'support' I have done. The mass majority.
Most phones don't support USB OTG. A good portion of Android smartphones don't support USB OTG. Those that do either don't have kernel support for it. Or have spotty support on a hardware+software level.
There is no cable issue from what I see it.
I have spoken to many about FiiO's devices. This is the first time I have heard of anyone changing the USB input format of a FiiO device.