After a few days of enjoying BETA 2.14, I can say it is awesome. The (nice problem to have, imo) is that details and clarity are so good now, I can clearly tell good recordings from average/bad. I could tell before, but now, the good is WOW, and average/bad is the opposite. I guess the X3 really makes you wonder how some recording engineers keep getting new work! There's even been a few cd's that I thought sounded really good that turned out to be just average. Thanks, Fiio!
Truthfully, the way I see the X3, it allows me to enter a world of music enjoyment that I otherwise would not have been able to afford.
Also, may I be the first to say I DO NOT WANT to try the new beta. I think, from a corporate standpoint, it should be controlled as 2.16B is, and I am not qualified to test it. I agree with Joe that he is being super supportive in trying to support the customer, but it damages a name/brand when public complaints are aired over a beta version, even if they are aired in a respectful manner. There will be people reading who don't get that it's a beta, and assume it's a flaw. Good call, Joe.