Need streaming advice


I currently stream Tidal HiFi to a Chromecast Audio which is connected optically to my Schiit Yggy. I thought it sounded great, and love sitting on the couch and playing anything I want using my phone.

Last night I hooked a notebook up to the Yggy via USB and played my music from the Tidal windows app. It sounds better. 

How do I achieve the same quality (or better) of streaming while not having to get my ass off the couch to change songs? Is there something like a CCA that has much better jitter?
sboje
The Wyred4Sound Remedy (full disclosure, I'm selling one on e-bay) Is a pretty good add on for these low cost streaming appliances.

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@sboje  What type of notebook are you using, PC? Mac?

There are various remote apps online, that you can download to your phone/tablet so you don't have to get up every time you want to change the track or album.

I have my iMac connected to my Wyred4Sound DAC, and I use Audirvana with remote app on my iPad.  Works like a charm.
I borrowed the windows notebook, so I don't own one.
I stream Tidal using BlueOs application on my mobile device from anywhere in the house. But you need a Bluesound Node2 or another Bluesound gear to accomplish this. I've compared the Node2 with running Tidal application from my PC using asynchronous USB via a separate DAC and I honestly couldn't tell the difference, especially now that BluOs mobile application supports Tidal Masters with MQA. The Tidal integration with Bluesound is literally seamless.
I agree with Kalali. I have a Node 2 working as a preamp and music server directly connected to my amp. My controller is an Ipad or Iphone with Tidal, but I can also access a HDD in another room with ripped CD files in AIFF format. The Bluesound DAC is really good and the sound is spectacular. 
Erik_squires, 

The Remedy does look like it is the right solution. The price is hefty though.

Why, over a decade after the invention of the buffering iPod, are DACs not buffering and then reclocking internally? I get it when Mark Levinson could screw people by selling a $15,000 CD transport, but companies like Schiit have no expensive mechanical streaming devices to protect. What am I missing here?
A Sonos Connect would work along with most of the older Squeezebox devices.

Audioquest just released their "Beetle".  This device might work for your situation.
Hi Sboje,

As I wrote in my ebay posting, it really depends on the DAC. Over the past few years, DAC jitter reduction has gotten MUCH better as has redbook.

I find the Remedy much more useful for older DAC's or those that have a big difference between redbook and hires.