Originally Posted by angeche
Thanks. It is pretty clear….
but why on earth would you release a high end DAP without a silly Line Out? What a way to waste a good product….
If I designed that DAP, my reasons would be:
1. I might assume that since I already gave it a very powerful amp that can push anything that is considered "portable," which by my definition won't need a special carrying case with customizable foam to carry the headphones that should go with it, then stacking won't be a priority (since it's about as thick, just not as unwieldy in the pocket, as a Classic and a slim amp)
2. I might assume that most of my buyers for a near-$1,000 DAP probably have a $1,000 DAC or CDP at home that has a discrete Class A output stage instead of one that I needed to make compromises for so people will shut up about its battery life...oh, wait, they wouldn't anyway
My apologies for the OT, but I think a better question would be "if my company's mantra was style, why release a $2,000 DAP that looks less sleek aside from looking like an F117A because it looks like it was a larger version of our other DAP permanently grafted onto an amp?" (Like when Tony Stark can't get out of the sentient Iron Man suit)
In any case, does it have to be the C4? Fiio has the X5 for less; then there's supposedly an X7 in the works.