Computer to DAC Streamer


I am looking to get a digital-to-digital streamer for my new office system. I currently have a Sonare microRendu and that unit will move to another room once my new office system is built up. I also use ROON. I was originally considering getting a DAC with Ethernet streaming built-in but I may require a DAC with DSP and those DACs do not have this feature. I should add that the Linn SELEKT DSM streamer/DAC has Ethernet streaming and DSP but lacks the analog inputs I need (it also sounds excellent).

It has been suggested to me to buy an Innous streamer to get my music across to the DAC. However, I am trying to understand why these products are better than my current noisy computer combined with the micrRendu digital-to-digital type products. Anybody done a comparison? Is it because of noise on the Ethernet wire polluting the DAC?

http://innuos.com/en

In no particular order the following streamers have have come up in my research as being better than the microRendu I currently own (I have not heard these) :

Simaudio Mind2
https://simaudio.com/en/product/mind2-network-player/

Sonare Signiture Rendu
http://www.sonore.us/Signature-Rendu-SE.html

Auralic G2 Aeris
https://us.auralic.com/products/aries-g2

I am interested in the feedback or thought process of people who were making the same streamer decision as me. What did you guys end up getting or looking to get? I know there are a lot of lower costs alternatives and I am open to anything that will take my to the top tier sound level.

My preamp/DAC choice is looking like it will be the Anthem STR.
yyzsantabarbara
Dep there are two of us, Dave the owner, which is me, I do most of the posts, on occasion Troy writes in.  Troy comes in on weekends and helps evaluate new components and does turntable setups.

We  do a  lot of market research and bring in a lot of  new components for testing. For example we are testing Phison currently, and just brought in Golden Ear. In 2018 we brought in Krell. 

Our line list is very extensive and we read all the on line and magazines.

If we find another product which is better we move out of that one and bring in the new one.

Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ
@dep14, thanks for the heads up on the Element X. I see they also have the Element M as well. I'll be looking at these a bit more closely based on what I have read so far.
Dave

Just a thought.  Maybe all the time you spend posting here would be better served by making your own website more current and accurate than this if this is you.

https://www.audiodoctor.com/
try this one which is our new in development site

https://audiodoctor.com/wp

new additions Golden Ear and probably a few others also missing PSB

https://audiodoctor.com/wp/our-brands/