Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:32 PM
I have the 2 USB interfaces that came with my 59, then my 69S a year later -- I've never used them. The HD500 and the X3L and XTL before that have been the only way for me, as the VDI cable route is the way I've been going since my Variax 300 & XTL in 2005. I have always used the front USB ports on the home-built pc's I've had. I've been lucky, I guess from reports on the forums.... Seems to come up a lot.
The VDI interface was what pushed me towards the HD500. It's a shame they don't have it on the 300 & 400. Many would benefit from it, if they don't want the complexity of the 500.... The Floor POD was the only choice for a floor based simpler pedal -- did/does not have the VDI and was quite a price point lower than the XTL and X3L. For non-Variax users, they have the choice of the 300, 400, or 500, depending on their needs. For JTV users, the only real choice is the 500 or the Pro to make use of the power, model switching, and the control options with the JTV's. I'm definitely in that camp....
Line 6 Gear - Variax 300; JTV-59, JTV-69S, Pocket-POD, POD XTL - (RIP), POD X3L, HD500, HD500X, HELIX
1966 Gretsch Country Gent, 1973 Fender Tele Deluxe, 1978 Strat, Epiphone LP Classic, Epiphone Special with P-90's
Gigging Amps: Quilter Tone Block 200, Crown XL1000; Yorkville NX35 Speakers