I've been doing OK with my Roon, except for issues around adding/removing zone members. Sound is fine, but I have found that sometimes Roon disables the DSP features after an upgrade so if you were relying on those they are worth checking.
Since the Roon upgrade I have found the software much buggier than before. I have also read others have felt the sound quality has decreased. I find it a bit thinner sounding recently. Has anyone experienced a drop-off soundwise? Are there better options for those of us who favor SQ over all of the organizational tools of Roon?
ROON has a few hiccups the last few months. I had a lot of disconnects prior to the most recent update. That seemed to have fixed the connection issue. Today, I left the system running while I went out for an hour and the ROON client reported a corrupted DB and asking me to restore from a backup. I tried to restore from a backup and that also failed. I figured that was an erroneous message and rebooted my ROON Core machine. That fixed the issue.
I've had recent problems with Roon remote, none with Core. My issues with running remote came from outdated Roon remote app with Amazon Fire OS. Switched to Android tablet no problems, only issue now is album library no longer in correct order. Hoping continuous reboots will correct this issue.
Hear no difference in sound quality.
Another thing to keep in mind, at some point updates of Roon Core may cause instability issues with some older computer OS.
@sns Amazon lags on updates for Roon Remote.
As you found out, an Android tablet is stable. Reiterating your experience for those that are using an Amazon tablet.
An Android phone or tablet is the way to go, for those in that ecosystem.