I think the Helix is better. The Line 6 sound is comparable, the feel is comparable, and it has more functionality (and the helix is 6 years old!). I do like the touch screen on the QC… My issue is that it’s been almost a year beyond when I was told I’d have the device in my hands, it actually arrived in May, and we still don’t have a looper/the effects are fairly limited. QC does a great job with the stuff that’s already on the platform, but Neural are behind on the software development. They’re not going to catch line 6 or fractal. The competition has had too big of a head start, plenty of funding for R&D, and they’re primarily focused on ONE thing. Line 6’s entire modeling game is based on the Helix software, even if they drop new hardware from time to time. Neural has their hands in two cookie jars at once: trying to develop/sell archetypes AND the QC. The software isn’t directly compatible, theyre having to make the archetypes FIT the QC.
It’s a good product, but if Neural wants true success with the QC, they’ll need to ditch the Archetypes.