For folks planning to invest in a certain streaming platform, the decision will depend not only on the hardware but also on the quality of the controlling app. I found there are plenty of harware reviews but a neutral (as far as possible) review of the various apps that control these streamers seems lacking. The reviews or posts I came across tend to be either very shallow or rather opiniated.
For those among you who have experience with multiple apps I would appreciate some neutral feedback on the following factors:
- user friendlyness (intuitive operation, modern look & feel?)
- functionality (ability to search, playlists, etc. / capability of hi-res)
- quality (app stability, regularly updated by vendor?)
Would be great if we could briefly assess these factors for the most used apps:
- HEOS (Denon, Marantz)
- Auralic Lightning DS
Thanks in advance for posting your experience!