Why is POD Go $200 cheaper than HX Stomp?
Here's what HX Stomp has that POD Go doesn't: A more powerful DSP (450MHz vs. 400MHz), dedicated MCU, MIDI In/Out/Thru, stereo ins, parallel paths, A/B and crossover splits, multiple amp blocks, multiple IR blocks, multiple cab blocks, dual cab blocks, 2048-point IR loading (POD Go truncates IRs to 1024 points), two separate mono effects loops, separate L/R return jacks/Aux In, 8 channels of USB vs. POD Go's 4, Distortion > Clawthorn drive, Distortion > Tone Sovereign, Delay > Cosmos Echo, all stereo distortion/pitch/synth/dynamic blocks, all mono EQ/mod/delay/reverb/filter blocks, fully dynamic DSP allocation, 8 seconds of delay (vs. POD Go's 4 seconds), 60 seconds of looping (vs. POD Go's... 24 seconds? I forget), two variable impedance circuits (POD Go is fixed at 1M Ohm), patented 123dB dynamic range inputs (IIRC, POD Go is ~112-113dB), cap-sense switches, momentary stomp functionality (press-hold shortcuts preclude this), Clear Block, Clear All Blocks, preset compatibility with Helix Floor/Rack/LT/Native, a $300 discount on said Helix Native, metal knobs, an ultra compact cast aluminum enclosure that fits on any pedalboard (vs. POD Go's sheet metal and polycarbonate chassis), and any future features that apply only to Helix/HX boxes—for example, POD Go may not have enough DSP to accommodate polyphonic pitch models.
A lot of the above stuff is what makes a product "HX" or "Helix." Although it has nearly all the same amps and effects, POD Go is a different line for a different customer.
There's no strategic or sneaky reason for POD Go's price. As with all our products, it's based on hitting a target profit margin based on cost of development, parts, and labor.
Єто НЕ Хиликс ("POD Go is a different line"), и тему надо отдельную.