Ayre CX-7e V Electrocompaniet 1UP V Esoteric DV50S

Input would be appreciated on these one box players, specifically on how they compare to each other.

My preference is to be emotionally involved by the music.

Thank you all.
I owned both an Ayre CX-7e and an Electrocompaniet EMC-1UP for about 60 days (at different times). I'm not good at lofty descriptions of how audio components sound, but I'll try in layman's terms. Between these 2 I liked the Ayre more than the Electrocompaniet, but unfortunately that's not saying much. I suspect the EMC-1UP is VERY system dependent because it does have a "sound". I found it was too lush to my tastes. Perhaps they were shooting for a "tuby" sound? The "sh" sound when sung was very mushy sounding to me. I A/B'd an SS pre and a tube pre with the EMC-1UP and found it sounded better with the SS pre. It was like swimming through soup with the tube pre.
The Ayre was better but only in the fact that it had absolutely no character sound, but I found it swung too far to the opposite extreme. I found it dry and lifeless. There are going to be many that post contrary to my findings, so as always system synergy is a key factor.
FWIW my test system was Spendor S9 speakers, Gamut C2R (the SS pre) and a Lector ZOE pre (tube pre). My amp is a Musical Fidelity a308cr. All interconnects are Analysis Plus Sole Crystal Oval.
IMO the Linn Ikemi, Resolution Audio Opus 21, Bel Canto CD-1 and Musical Fidelity A5 beat both of the above mentioned players. (I've A/B'd all of them with my 2 pres)

Your results will vary ;-)

Thank you for your detailed answer. Much appreciated. Also thanks for the additional info on other players to consider.