But what's your system that you are using/comparing with? I don't see it.
Hm, show me your papers eh? Been here a while but that's okay. My system changes a lot as I try out different things and it leans heavily to diy. At present:
Headphones: Sennheiser 599
AMP: 3-eaudio TPA3251 Class D Amplifier
Pre: Just passive right now
Speakers: SB Acoustics SB17NAC/TW29R MTM (diy)
PC: i5 Kaby Lake Quad Core, SSD drives powered by linear power supply
USB: IFI iDefender 3.0, iSilencer 3.0, LT3045 .8uV linear power supply to iDefender so USB Dacs are powered by that supply
Software: Jplay, Minimserver, Fidelizer (critical), Tidal, Google Play (casual)
Recent DACs I've owned/listened to include last 12 mos: Soekris R2R (modded), Peachtree DacIT, Dragonfly Red, iDAC2, IFI Micro, Signstek. Probably some more I can't remember.
I am using headphones more and more these days and the Sennheisers most closely mirror the presentation of my MTMs. Haven't played the Sabaj DA3 yet with the MTMs.