My top desired qualities are all best presented in my JVC Virctor DX-1000s. Nothing else has hit home this hard to my ears. Extremely satisfying in every way.
1. Soundstaging qualities - How large, how vast, sense of depth and detachment from reality
2. Coloration/level of musicality - My preferred setup is a moderately warm low end with a natural midrange and smooth highs that are not bright, seductive...neutral and monitor sound isn't musical to me