miceblue said with exasperation:
Originally I was told the CES Geek Out winners would be receiving their units in late April. After months of waiting with no word about it, I was told they would be shipping the first week of June. After 3 weeks, almost 4, of waiting and still not receiving it, I still haven't been told as to when it will be shipped.
I'm with you - the wait has been really frustrating. I pre-ordered a silver GO 450 back in January, thinking that shipping for Kickstarter backers was just around the corner (as was stated on the Kickstarter page). I bought so much into the hype and got so frustrated that I eventually just bought another one in the beginning of May from another head-fier who had received a couple as a backer and didn't need both.
Manny from LHlabs sent me an email just two days ago to let me know that my pre-order was finally shipping. I now only need to wait another 2 weeks or so while it finds its way over to France.
Of course, since I already have one, the frustration for me is pretty much abated. The down-side is, I've paid twice as much as everyone else (I don't really have a need for two - the second one will probably turn into a gift to one of my brothers). But, the thing is, compared to the other DAC/headphone amp choices out there, I still feel like the GO450 is a pretty good deal, even at twice the price. From all accounts, the SQ of the GO is head and shoulders above the Dragonfly, might be on par with the similarly priced (for the 450) HRT MicroStreamer (even though MikeMercer said he'd choose the GO if he could only bring one DAC with him, in another thread he said that he prefers the MicroStreamer for its lack of bugs and the practicality of its constant-voltage line-out over the admittedly Windows-bug loudness issues on the GO), appears to be about evenly matched with the similarly-priced iDSD, is half the price of the Meridien Explorer, and is even being favorably compared to the $2,000 Chord Hugo. Now that I finally have a GO, I'm very satisfied with it.
At the LHlabs forums, Larry Ho was asking for windows-using volunteers to beta test the new firmware last week. So, it is definitely being worked on...
patience - I think you are almost there!