I have the DAC1 from Benchmark (the new USB model) and I happen to love it. I don't drive anything but headphones with it at the moment, so I don't know what to say about it beside it's accurate, and bad music sounds bad through it.
I think that's what people call 'analytical'; I don't know, I don't really assign attributes to audio equipment. Some songs, electronic music mostly, have harsh glitchy things going on that can hurt my ears listening through it, but I blame the recordings in this case. 95% of my music doesn't have this problem.
I tend to go with pro-type equipment because I figure what's good for the studio is good for my home, and I also don't think that capacitors sound like anything. Probably just me, though.