I own both DACs. I'd not call either of them really dry (and I use the May with upstream DSP, which changes things somewhat) but they are definitely not wet. I use my May with Stellaris. The 2541 is elsewhere paired with a Piety. In both cases, leaving aside the clear differences in technicalities, the two DACs complement the wet-ish amps very well. In particular, I wasn't as happy with OG Yggdrasil where the May is now.