So frustration from your buggy UI led you to what looked like a "jiihad terriost youtube" against Chinese manufacturers iBasso and Hisoundaudio? I can't believe after your trashing them iBasso would even work with you. When I saw your rant I thought "here is a new Saturday Night Live Whiner episode", and was surprised that you didn't cover the players with a black cloth and smash them!!! I thought with all your hand movements that they ought to come together with you saying my favorite prayer, the Serenity Prayer! That prayer asks for "the serenity to accept the things you can change, courage to change the things you can't and the wisdom to know the difference." If I had thrown a full temper tantrum against Aurisonics because my AS2 lacked highs and done a youtube video, Dale would have told me "to go to heaven." I wonder, did the video make you feel better, did it bring you serenity?
I have the Studio V and I fully understand and accept that I will have a buggy UI and that all I'm getting is the SQ, small size, a bombproof case and long battery life. Sure I would like it to be better, but that's the way it is. Jack did the best he could, why shouldn't he? Do you think Jack and Ibasso want to intentionally set themselves up for angry customers?
Very gratefully, Lee730 has liasoned with both Jack of Hisound and Gavin at Tralucent to help Headfiers make returns and provide feedback to them on their products, with improvement suggestions. Other Headfiers have also close contacts with different manufacturers and have acted as "diplomats" between them and Headfiers. Flysweep was invited by Dale for consults on the new AS2 and ASG2 prototypes.
Digitalfreak, things that you can change is perhaps increasing Head-fi Diplomacy representatives with the small manufacturers, perhaps put together a group of Headfiers to work with a particular small manufactuer to build a DAP that isn't buggy. Over a year ago I mentioned to the owner of Leckerton to make a DAP and he was very reluctant. As Clieos mentioned, a DAP is a whole other ball game than an amp. I'd love to see Gavin with Tralucent make a DAP, I'll bet with Headfier software engineer members' help it could be done. A friend of mine on a watch site told me the site got together with a watch maker and made their own member watch, surely that type of project for Headfiers is something you could put your frustration towards which would give you a feeling of helping vs complaining.
lmao I thought Arly was gonna have a field day on you for the jihad joke :P.