Originally Posted by dbone1026
Really, I think the solution would be for someone who cares about these areas to do their own reviews. For example, why not have Mlknez put together his own review focusing on these two areas? This would help spotlight features/shortcomings, and possibly get the attention of the manufacturers or the community
I agree, that would be a good solution. I can't speak for Mlknez, but for myself, I can't see spending what it costs just to review the music features. And what would I do with the unit once I realize how poorly it handles music? Dump it on eBay at a loss?
I know that many reviewers are comped units from the manufacturer for their reviews, but it's unlikely a manufacturer would do that for a music review when 1) it is such a small market and 2) it is likely to review poorly. I would be willing to review a player for music if someone was willing to send me one, but I can't justify paying for an A-400 when I'm fairly certain it won't be any better than my Neo-550.