Originally Posted by wolfen68
Originally Posted by shigzeo
It may not be fair to label the SR71B as 'dark', but there is less signal clarity in several key areas, stopping its run on 'sparklieness'. It has a shaped sound and it is very good, but it's a flavour that you may or may not like.
While I regularly use my DX100 straight up with my JH-13's or PK-1's, if I'm going for the full effect I add an SR71B and IMO they are a heavenly combination that drives my balanced RS-1's as good as anything I've tried. I would not label the SR71B as dark either...but it definitely shares the RSA house sound which I know I prefer.
I found the SR-71B to be too dark (not real comfortable with that term, but it seems to be the language used for RSA sound). The added warmth came at the expense of the upper end of the scales - got rid of it and kept the iBasso version. This was well before I got the DX of course.
I'm surprised that so many are using add on amps with this - to me the beauty of the DX is the fantastic sound that comes from a single, portable brick. You can get great sound from several combinations of components - but the DX does it all by itself. Lugging around multiple bricks strapped together seems to defeat the main advantage of the DX.Edited by Pudu - 12/10/12 at 8:59pm