OK, ok, I know it's a bit outrageous to contemplate feeding an amp of the calibre of the 627 with a lowly Cowon J3.
So, having got that admission out of the way, I still wish to know if anyone has this combination to compare with a DX100 (the DX100 on it's own, I mean, not feeding a 627)
I have a Cowon J3, funds are tight, and I'm considering if my best way forward is to buy a DX100 or to instead buy a 627 and strap it to my J3.
The Cowon is not a true audiophile player but it's all I have at the moment.
So, if any of you can ignore the shortcomings of the J3 and have actually heard the 627 being fed with a J3, and have also heard a DX100 on it's own, I would be very grateful for your comparisons in sound quality.