coincidentally, first time in my main system last night, I hooked up my little hp laptop (HP Pavilion x360: 14m-dy0013dx). It has B&O audio, that helped me make a choice when buying it.
wireless YouTube stream, headphone out jack, adapter to rca, direct to my integrated amp.
I was delightfully surprised how darn good Eva Cassidy sounded
here is a documentary about that performancehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEqzTlZdfSo
I've seen/heard it before, but never thru my dedicated music system. holy smokes, the signal is better than you realize when played thru a revealing system.
I'm gonna patch that laptop into the Home Theater and see if it beats my current pc in that system. that will tell me something. I went integrated intel sound there many years ago, to avoid fan noise from a dedicated sound card.
maybe it's about newer and better integrated audio chips!
then, I'll compare that to my Oppo-105 when I move it into that system this weekend.