Elac Discovery Music Server. Built-in Roon Essentials life time licence. Very nice device. On clearance at best buy. Does not do DSD or MQA. But definitely worth it at the current sale price. Great sound. Build in DAC.
I now have an android phone. I have not found that the Bluesound OS works any better on Apple vs Android. I have had problems with Bluesound in the past but none of them were related to the Operating System.
Bluesound is definitely a good option - I have found the app control to work really well, the black background is easy on the eyes and the app tells you what type of file you're looking at. I've only used it on an Android device a couple of times but it seems to work just fine.
I couldn't go back to a a squeezebox interface at this point - BlueOS is a huge step up IMHO.
I second the Innuos ZenMini. I own one and am VERY satisfied. Supports iPeng, Roon (love Roon) as controller and Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify. Built in disc burner. Excellent SQ. Recently came out with the MKIII. I have seen MKII available and seem discounted to make way for MKIII.
So, I am new to the server world and purchased the BlueSound Nodi 2i based on recommendations. So, the device is real slick but has no instructions and took a while to hook up. Now, my system is a little old school but it I just tried Amazon Music first and loved it. Okay, now after fussing with it for 30 days I have the following insight. This thing sounds great, but if your internet speed is where mine is which is between 4Mbps and 6Mbps. You may have issues like me. I keep getting "Connection Server Timed Out" messages that freeze the song every 5 to 15 minutes. Now, according to Tony at BlueSound Tech support he claims all you need for Amazon streaming is 2Mbps? So, anyone out there have some insight? I really think this maybe the best entry level streamer, but "if" you have limited internet like I do, you will not get all the benefits. Any feedback would help.
I recently purchased the Bluesound Node 2i and have not had any issues with it to date.I primarily bought it to listen to Tidal since I have the premium plan and liked the fact that it plays MQA files.
Let me clarify, the online Internet radio search has helped me find good stations around the world I enjoy, but now I am set in my ways and don't often use it. The Tidal app is not dynamic, which may be a good thing. It's best if I use the web app to pick my favorite albums/artists before going to the Logitech interface.
It’s not just about picking a streamer for me, it is about an ecosystem. I’d like something I can play through the bedroom which is right now an SBT. OR .... I run speaker cables into the bedroom and use my amp’s A/B switch.