I've read the various reviews in Stereophile on the Cary CD 303/300, the Ayre CX-7e and the Bryston BCD-1. All were excellent accounts and certainly grabbed my attention - and based on these reviews, all three are now on my short list for consideration. Unfortunately, I have only heard the Ayre (without the MP upgrade), which was a bit forward but astounding in its detail and vocal realism. The other two brands aren't easily found in my neck of the woods.
Can anyone provide a few brief words on the differences between these three players, and if anyone has heard/reviewed all of them, what would be your preference?