Nowadays DACs are certainly a hot subject.
My POV is usually in agreement with what basic theory and what some DBTs have concluded about the audible differences between DACs. In most situations there's no reason why a good DAC sound would differ from some others simply due to the fact the differences are in most cases inaudible (at least in the domestic typical environment).
So if I was about to buy a new DAC for any reason, I would certainly take a look at the DAC with the best overall specs. Just for mental health
BTW this doesn't mean it is the most expensive. So, accordingly my bet would be the Benchmark DAC.
Nevertheless, there are some other considerations related to subjective appreciations, such as the typical pleasant euphonic tube output. That's why I bought the Music Hall 25.3 DAC. It´s very affordable as well.
But I wouldn't dare to say it is better or worse than other DACs in terms of sonic performance. It's just a matter of taste
Everything else, including those folkloric descriptions about sound characteristics is just poetry