Today I run my DX100 with an external amp for the first time (TTVJslim) after I got to know the SQ of my DX100 quite well, to find that the weakest link in the DX100 is the amp section.
With the TTVJ , the sound became more spacious, the mids are fuller, treble sparks and SQ became colored, but very enjoyable.
It brought its digital signature to a warm , lush and analogue like. The bass is better focused in the upper/mid, but less focused in general, bit muddy, but its now more engaging, yeah , this is the magic word....engaging...
Female vocals are now...beautifully different.
Many songs which I listened many times on the DX100 sounded not better , but different to an extent it made it more enjoyable than without the amp.
All I can say , is that the DX100 is now thicker, and with the Hifiman 500, it paired beautifully and the synergy was more than I hoped for.
Edited by turokrocks - 5/23/12 at 1:51pm