Forum discussion tagged with streaming.
  1. K

    Question Stereo Amplifier with Frequency Control?

    I am looking for a Stereo Wireless Streaming Amplifier(all-in-one) that has the option to route all the low frequencies (say less than ~120Hz) to the sub-woofer out and the remaining frequencies(~120Hz - 20kHz and above) amplified to the speaker out. I haven't come across any amps yet that could...
  2. Aasbakk

    Review DAC comparison. Cheap vs expensive (14 test tracks)

    Comparing HifiBerry DAC and Bel Canto DAC I decided to do this comparison during a -30° celcius weekend. Sitting in sweet spot, looking at the warm tubes in my amplifier, and listening to music was my best idea of spending the weekend This is not a technical comparison, just my listening...
  3. S

    Question Help me build my first Hi-Fi (streaming) Set Up!

    Hello lovely Hi-Fi nerds and Audiophiles. I'm moving out into my own apartment in a few months, which means I'll finally have some space for a decent Hi-Fi set-up rather than a Bluetooth speaker and some P.C. Speakers. I've been lurking around Hi-Fi and Audiophile forums for years but have next...
  4. T

    Question Budget 40" (approx) TV suggestions.

    Hi all. On behalf of my GF, am looking for good 40"-43" (or thereabouts) TV suggestions. We're currently considering the: Amazon Fire TV 43-inch 4-series 4K UHD smart TV @£339 If it's a balance of quality over size, we'd go for a smaller screen (40") rather than larger (43"). The requirement is...
  5. H

    Question What to do for Hifi / Speakers for the Patio

    Hi, We are just building a covered patio space for parties (roof but no windows). I would like to have some music out there. Wondering the best approach? Would be nice to be able to play the same music across all the systems in the house and outside simultaneously; Needs to be properly...
  6. S

    Best way to boost phone/PC Bluetooth output?

    Hi, I'm brand new to the world of hi-fi but after reading many reviews, decided to get a Denon DM41-DAB. It just arrived today and overall, really happy with the purchase and overall boost in sound quality from the soundcore flare mini 2s I had for my home office. I am new to hi-fi so this may...
  7. LasseMajja

    NAD C338 ChromeCast issues

    Hello, So i 've had the C338 for a while now. Mostly I use it with my turntable which works flawlessly. But when using the casting service some strange things happens. I can start the casting session and everything works fine for a while until the sound just stops. This can happen after 30...
  8. M

    Question Genelec active speakers for hi-fi: how?

    Hi! I'm a beginner in hi-fi. I have a pair of Genelec 8030 active speakers that I used for music production. Now, I wanted to repurpose them for music listening, and I don't know what to do. My main doubts: What receiver, interface or streaming device could I use. I don't know the correct...
  9. C

    Can you make your PC stream music to a high standard, what equipment would you suggest to do so?

    Hi everybody, I am looking to get the best possible sound quality when watching music onYoutube (paid version) on my PC. I am in the process of getting a new PC and wondering if anything I should be looking for from an audio perspective? Also any other things I need to do, or get to improve...
  10. M

    Innuos Zen - new app vs Roon

    Has anyone compared the new Innuos app (with the server InnuOS 2 upgrade) with Roon? I'm a happy Roon user at the moment and would need a good reason to jump ship.
  11. labelman68

    What cable/connection to use- Macbook to DAC

    I can't seem to get a straight answer here. I'm currently using Audirvana to stream Tidal tracks from my 2019 Macbook pro to my Naim Atom. I'm using WiFi but am thinking it might be better to direct cable but can't figure out what is the best connection. Best to use the headphone jack to...
  12. labelman68

    Computer streaming to headphones

    What's a great HiFi streaming setup that doesn't take up too much room. I'm really trying to go with just a few boxes, rather than stringing together a bunch of stuff. I don't need volume- it's a small room- but want quality sound both in my phones and speakers (ideally bookshelf). I do have a...
  13. P

    B&W DM601 S3 Bookshelf Speakers- New requirements for amp in family room

    Hi everyone, would appreciate some words of wisdom. I love my B&W DM601 S3 bookshelf speakers ( 8 Ohm, 25 - 100 W), currently stored in the loft. My old amp is long since dead and in reality, my requirements have changed, having a young family who wants to easily steam music (Bluetooth)...
  14. R

    Question Streamer for Musical Fidelity M8 Xi

    I have a NAP 300 based Naim set up and I am fed up with the task of building a Naim 'pile 'o' boxes' thing and I am looking for a powerful alternative. I anticipate mostly listening to music from CDs stored on a NAS and from streaming services. I am contemplating buying a big integrated...
  15. P

    Stereo streaming solution for a 38m2 living room?

    Hi I'm looking for a streaming solution for a 38m2 living room. It has to be wifi, not bluetooth, and I'm not interested in smart-functions. Most important is the sound quality. I would like stereo. I am looking at a stereo pair of Sonos One SL, but are there any better alternatives within a...
  16. M

    From fantastic old big stuff to great small streaming stuff (B&W 801 to ??? )

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum and hope to get some insights from you guys on what setup could give me my current happiness in an updated smaller and wireless package. Current setup: B&W 801 S80 Quad 99 / 909 / CDP-2 (dac) Chromecast audio and yes, Spotify. The above setup gives me really...
  17. Slawomir

    Upgrade to Topping D90 DAC?

    Hi, I'm building my first hifi system, a very simple one. I just need a decent integrated amplifier and some bookshelf speakers. I use Google chromecast audio to stream Google Play Music. My Yamaha a-s701 amplifier has an internal DAC, but I'm wondering, whether the sound quality could be...
  18. bartlett23

    Bluetooth receiver

    Evening guys, hope everyone is ok :) I have a relatively old Marantz Melody Maker (it’s crazy how things become obsolete). Want to add a Bluetooth receiver as Airplay is annoying and I mostly use Spotify. Anyone got any recommendations? Want one with aptx ideally. Thanks in advance!
  19. accrfc

    New Headphones V Premium Stream Quality

    I currently have a pair of Sony MDR-ZX770BN headphones and a Spotify Premium account, but I'm looking to get a better sound quality. Should I spend my hard earned money on new headphones or upgrading to Deezer HiFi/Tidal. Is it worth upgrading to FLAC/Lossless when my headphones are sub £100...
  20. B

    Best way to stream Tidal to my HiFi

    I've recently invested in some Arcam kit (SA20 Amp and CDS50 CD player with streaming capabilities) and have wanted to stream Tidal (HiFi/FLAC) to it. Although Arcam have their own Music Life App which lets you do this natively from within the app, the experience is poor (app is a bit flaky...