Music Server buying considerations

sorry if covered before
i use a small fanless pc into a usb isolation unit and then into a Chord Qutest DAC.  I have a 4tb drive attached.

So.... is a music server really better? or just a overpriced pc?    If better, what are key considerations when buying one?  they all seem so overpriced to me.   I would want one without a DAC in it.  thoughts? recommendations?


Showing 1 response by erik_squires

I don't think it's better. Perhaps more convenient.

The real differentiator IMHO is the software, android/iPhone compatibility and how likely they are to maintain and upgrade.

This makes going with a Roon-like ecosystem really attractive.