mcintosh mcd-1100 vs ayon cd5s, audio aero cpdplay

hi, i want to buy a mcintosh mcd-1100 cdplayer, is better than ayon cd5s or audio aero prestige?
Hi Audiofreak, I managed to dig out my old listening notes from the a-b-a test I did when I sold my old CD-5 vs the buyer's Audio Aero Prestige -

The buyer was using an Audio Aero Prestige player and we a-b-a tested it on the same music & the differences were certainly clear to me; the AA was more rolled off in comparison, the dac section was less detailed and accurate & the midrange was bloated. I also felt it had a 'sheen', like a veil clouding the music. The AA certainly sounded warm, though I felt that quality was compensating for omissions elsewhere. In comparison, the CD-5 had better weighted bass & extension, the above-mentioned veil was lifted, sound came from a dead quiet background & you then felt like the band were in the room playing for you. The buyer also noticed the improved detail and accuracy of the dac, whilst his wife noticed the above-mentioned veil being lifted, though on first impression said she preferred that quality in the AA.

...the end result? The buyer kept the Ayon and sold the AA.

Talk, sorry I don't have any experience with your Burmester or the Mac, hopefully some other members will post their experiences!
I own the MCD-500 and can tell you that the Prestige was initially on my list, but an audition disclosed that this player (the Prestige) may sound soft and glamourous...but it does not sound like real music.

Can't speak to the CD-5...but I chose the Mac over numerous others and will likely purchase the MCD-1100 before the end of the year.
AA has a certain quality that makes the other players sound dead. I have yet to find a player on this planet that manages to unleash the music so superbly off CD's. And when you hear that sound coming out, who can do A/B's, do critical listening, etc.? I sure can't. I have MUSIC in my ears and that's all I care about.
I've not heard the MCD-500 and may well be more advanced based on year of production 2010-11.You've got to already like the Mac gear. The Prestige started production in 2007. The Prestige which I also own is a very nice piece and very musical.The balanced and RCA outputs work simultaneously so you can drive to an amp and to a sub at the same time .Don't forget its not the only piece in the system.As far as the Ayon CD-5 I may have listened to either a system not balanced correctly or a system that may not have been broken in. It was nothing I expected and was dissapointed based on the reviews it has received.
Please keep in mind that Audiofreakgeek is a dealer and currently has AA gear for sale here. His comment should be fully discredited.
He needs to disclose this info...this is not the first time this has come up.