I believe amps like the Neurochrome MODULUS series, the recent batches of Purifi and NCore modules, and the Benchmark AHB2 are endgame if you want fidelity. Numbers prove this. If someone wants color then it is another matter.
Well, they are a small company with a small R&D department, but they have ppl like Putzeys, Risbø and Madsen.
Hypex is larger and have had a longer time to develop a complete line of products. But without Putzeys they have lost the real engine of their development.