Can we add the Simaudio Mind 2 to the discussion? Anybody with any experience with that unit? Reliability, stability and sound?
No comments on the g2 but I am using an Aries Mini and the wireless performance is near indistinguishable from wired. I have had zero dropouts or connection issues ever.
Now I also had a Bluesound Vault 2 which was hard wired only and did have a few issues connecting to the PC for library access now and again.
I always thought the Bluos app was pretty good myself. I honestly prefer it over the Apple only lightning app.
And the auralic and Aurender being Apple only AND not just any Apple but ios11 or higher is a real pain.
thanks for the feedback. This is helpful. Interestingly, I’ve had two dealers of Aurelic try to steer me away. I’m not sure either had actual experience with recent units, but I think the company didn’t treat the dealers well and that is filtering through as distrust of the products. One also suggested the lighting app and WiFi was “buggy”. That’s easy to believe given my experience with the Bluesound unit. I think smaller companies have a hard time having the full engineering staff needed to develop these apps to work in the various environments in which they’ll be placed. The one dealer also carries the Mind 2 which he thought would be a good fit. But, the MIND app gets poor reviews on the App Store. So, now I’m wondering if I can figure out a way to get the Mac Mini to offer a cleaner, low jitter signal. Experience suggests the servers are much better. But, perhaps Steve N at Empirical can get me close. Then I could run Tidal and Spotify off the Mac and pull from my library easily enough.