I know this is very subjective but I've never heard the III or the AX8 and I value user opinions very much. Is the functionality and especially tone of the AFX III worth the extra $$$ ( and apparently the wait time for the FC 6/12 ) vs. the AX8..... Years ago had a couple early versions of the AFX and the FX8... liked them a lot but didn't love them. Irregardless of my situation.... if you have 1st hand experience, I'd really like your opinion. Thanks!!