For its designed use, the TP is indeed very good, arguably one of the best players money can buy. I find that for long time, unfatiguing listening, it's extraordinarily good - especially with good ear buds. I consider this the main advantage.
It's not fair to compare the TP with sophisticated home systems where there are no space constraints and larger design budgets.
Buy it for headphones and you'll not regret it. If you want it to double as a home system source, you'll have to lower your expectations.
Only in my opinion 😄
Thanks for the response flkin.
I am hearing that the TP is a great portable player, but not when compared to home systems. Originally, I liked the idea of such a small portable rig with great sound quality, but if I do most of my listening at home, I would be better off spending that $1100 on a home DAC, right? For occasional portable use, I would probably just stick with my Clip+. I was hoping that the TP was good enough such that it would sound better than a home $1100 DAC.