Now, if this player is not a huge leap better in sound quality than the current crop of high resolution players then the price complaint is fair enough but very few have heard it yet to be able to say that and certainly I am sure all those complaining about the cost right now.
And that's the crux right there, how much better do you think it possibly can be compared to something like the AK120 or some of the other higher end portable players that are coming out soon?
50% (whatever that means and however you want to measure that...) as you hoped a few pages back? Not likely...
Realistically there could and definitely should be some improvement compared to what you might consider the 'best' portable DAP atm but does it justify pushing the upper limit of DAP pricing to where it's going to sit with the AK240?
Ultimately you'll be judge of that and if the price is right for you don't get so worked up over people who are having a problem with what seems to be somewhat greed-driven business model.
Edited by razorblader - 1/16/14 at 11:38am