I was really hoping this case would work out. I really, really did!
The materials are good, solid construction. My package arrived without damage.
However I think this case was designed without an actual Xone 96 to work with, so there are issues:
1. The front of the case covers the Phone 2 jack
2. The front of the case also covers the front ventilation grill.
Since I consider this to be an improvement over another case I tried with this mixer (Odyssey FZGS12MX1XD- do not use this one with your Xone 96), and I don't intend to send this back to Germany, I'm going to do some modifications this weekend which will be to cut and remove some of the foam in the front. I can't unblock the Phone 2 jacks, but I think I can cut enough foam to give enough ventilation so that my new expensive mixer does not die of excessive heat.
So this is fine when I'm at home, but if I'm trying to gig somewhere and I want to hand off the mix to the next DJ, the Phono 2 would be really handy. So in these instances the mixer will have to come out of the case completely to allow this. Not ideal, but more workable than any alternatives I have at the moment.
I intend to have this mixer for a long time. If someone can come up with a properly designed case for the Xone 96, you will have a true winner and I might come back to buy that one.
But until then 2 stars......