Innuos Zenith mk3 complete disappointment

I have the following setup: Accuphase e480 with dac50 module, Magico A3, Chord SarumT speaker cables, Node2i a streamer only as I use Accuphase's day module. Chord Anthem bnc cable between Node and dac. (ethernet connection to streamer). I also have PSU mod for my Node2i.
I had opportunity to test Innuos Zenith mk3 during this week in my system. The same ethernet connection was used. From Innuos to dac I used entry level USB cable. 

I used Qobuz through Roon in Zenith and through BluOS in Node when testing. From the start Zenith sounded flat compared to Node2 and more I went through different music it became apparent that dynamic range was not on same level as with Node2. Especially the lower bass took a big hit compared to Node.  I also tested some highres music files with Roon and it was shocking to hear DSD with Zenith. PCM was "normal", but DSD was completely muffled, it was like hearing the music from the other room. One of the DSD records I tested was Temporary Circumstances - Clandestine Amigo (PS Audio - DSD64).

With Zenith all the testing I did was with the Roon, as iPeng client which I also tried was utter rubbish. I tried to level the sound volumes with iPhone app, but don't know how good job it did. For me Zenith was a complete disappointment from the sound quality point of view. Roon is Roon and I like it, but I think iPeng client is not on suitable level for the high end device like this. 
The problems with Zenith could be caused of course by my system: dac module on Accuphase or for example USB cable. Still I'm shocked how uninteresting sonically Zenith was compared to Node2i, as from price point of view it should be other way round.
@antigrunge2.    I set up Squeazebox/Ipeng, it was very easy. 

I was surprised by how much better this solution was than Roon; the music was clearer, the background was quieter and there was greater dimension. 

I really love the Roon interface and didn't want Squeazebox/Ipeng to sound that much better--but, it did. 
I suggest you go re-read my post about not over paying for products that value doesnt equal price instead of telling me what I should do.

Rushfan you seemed to be wrapped up with anything HIFi guy says , well go ahead and build one for fraction of the price,..

To repeat John Darkos comments on this very subject while reviewing a Innuos server , For those whom nash their teeth and get angry claiming they can build a server / streamer for fraction of the price , by all means go ahead .

Darko went on to say , I wouldn’t think about walking into a coffee shop and complain to the manager that I can make just as good coffee at home for a fraction of the price ,,.If you have the skill and knowledge then go ahead then arrange for a direct comparison of a Zenith MK 3 to your build . However first thing you should do before believing and commenting anything people claim is to listen for yourself first . 

Not wrapped up in anything hi-fi guy or any other reviewer or YouTube channel has to say as I have already mentioned.
I don't subscribe to the channel either but I have seen some of his videos and I point this out only because he takes one apart on video for all too see what's inside. That's it no more no less.

That video may be useful to someone considering one. That's why I mentioned it here.

I understand some may not have the knowledge to assemble the parts and set up the software. But when YOU can buy the parts minus the case, I'm sure you could pay a high school student to, and the total cost is still WAY less. Which was my original post. Over priced.

Seems like someone is wrapped up in what Darko has to say though...

Or maybe it's just because he agrees with how you feel about it.

Either way,

Enjoy the music

I have the Zen Mk3 going into an Yggy DAC through Audioquest Diamond.  It’s drop dead stunning.  I put my spare Audioquest Forest (cheap) in there just for grins, and all the magic went away.  Could be part of your problem.