Streaming via SONOS Bridge vs. iPhone

Hi. I'm fairly new to streaming (and this forum), using it mainly secondary to CD and vinyl for testing new music, background sound, etc. I have no real experience w/ SONOS. Currently, I stream mainly off my iphone using an id100 (docking device from Cambridge Audio) which bypasses the iphone DAC and transports the digital info via coax through a DAC (Rega) into my amp. Question is, how would this approach compare to using a SONOS setup (ie SONOS Bridge & Connect I assume) in terms of stream quality? In other words, does the SONOS approach, working through my internet router, improve streaming efficiency / quality...or is that really defined by the streaming service used (MOG in my case)?

Considering getting SONOS, and trying to understand if rationale goes beyond functionality and affects quality.

many thanks

Showing 1 response by grogslave

thanks for reply. Agree on direct CDs or lossless being optimal (streaming is not my primary audio mode).

To clarify though, I would not be "playing" off the iphone but rather transporting the digital signal from the iphone to a standalone DAC. Question is, would using a SONOS set up (ie Connect) provide a higher quality of digital transport vs iphone, or not? My assumption is that digital transport quality is dictated by the streaming source (MOG, Spotify, whatever), not by the receiving device (ie mobile wireless or broadband router).