Sound Quality of red book CDs vs.streaming


I’ve found that the SQ of my red book CDs exceeds that of streaming using the identical recordings for comparison. (I’m not including hi res technology here.)
I would like to stop buying CDs, save money, and just stream, but I really find I enjoy the CDs more because of the better overall sonic performance.
 I stream with Chromecast Audio using  the same DAC (Schiit Gumby) as I play CDs through.
I’m wondering if others have had the same experience
7c67ab18 c2ce 4b45 9523 fc4a71684ce0rvpiano
Even though they sound better!
As I said to a friend recently, the world of music open to you through streaming is akin to the era of free sex in the sixties and seventies prior to AIDS.
@rvpiano, did you listen to CD's and vinyl recordings in their entirety? If so I wonder i you do the same while streaming. One of the things I like about CD's and vinyl is that when I put one on, I always listen to the entire record. 

I don’t listen to a whole selection as much while streaming as I do with a CD or record.
rvpiano
finally going to complete my system. I enjoyed an audition with Pass Labs X-150.8 power amp earlier this week.  Considering cabling and pre-amp options now.  I will keep you posted.  Happy Listening!