DAP upgrade - Suggestions welcome!

So the FiiO M5 has been fun and all… But I’m looking to get away from the shuffler where finding a particular song can be a pain in the ass. More power to handle those pesky planers I love so much would be nice.
I’m planning more in the $200-250 US price range, and would like balanced to be an option (BT would be great, but from what I’ve gathered, it’ll be more or less a given). USB-C is a big plus. Sony’s options really have me looking elsewhere, given their proprietary charging/data port.
Suggestions are always welcome, particularly when accompanied by reasoning for the suggestion.