Favor warmth and tone over attack and power. I just want Bach cello suites to sound phenomenal.
Sorta wish I could only use 1 source (vinyl) but the music I care about is pretty evenly split between digital and analog, so there's that. I love the mis-match between the $50 Schiit Sys and the Ampino Monos, and the monos drive the 89 db Liuto's real well in a small-ish room. The passive pre really lets the Gumby and the phono set-up come through, which I like (I have a Freya but I like the Sys better somehow - go figure). I bought a Vidar recently and I can't decide which I prefer - both have a sound and work well with the Liuto's.
Listen to a lot of small ensemble and solo acoustic, analog synth, vocal, weirdo jazz, classical, and lots of experimental stuff. Love good records from the 70s and 80s, and then current .aiff files from Bandcamp through the Schiit.
Nicflight - I had a Bifrost multibit that was my first DAC and I thought it sounded great. I wanted to see if I could hear what 'more' sounded like, as in, what could all that "extra" internal stuff do to digital sound? The Gumby is indeed more - mostly more detail. I think if you're coming from the Modi maybe try the Bifrost first. Love Schiit's schit, generally.