Solid advice, even better in my experience, if you can set a different channel for the music playing device and AEX/ATV and use another channel on your router for all normal internet use,Paul. said:for AirPlay I would use a stand alone AirPlay reciever or Apple TV, hard wired or powerlined to a strong router. I use an Asus N66 Dark Night but it's probably been replaced several times over by now. Taking the wireless away from the streamer makes AirPlay much more stable. A headless ATV functions the same way as an airport express with the added bonus of being able to pause and skip etc without touching your phone or laptop.
Airplay is quite demanding of a network but if you hardware anything that doesn't move (i.e. Components in a rack) it is much more stable.
But I remain unconvinced about the 'transparancy' of the whole Airplay process. Totally irrational I know, but having swapped streaming to an AEX for a Raumfeld Connector using Spotify Connect, I am simply more 'comfortable'.lpv said:tbh, I think ALAC is lossless, not near lossless, but lossless..
I do have separate channel for AEX and haven't got single dropout...
as far as I know there are wireless/ lossless methods of streaming music but one needs to buy into the whole system, ie dynaudio xeo speakers and xeo hub or connect..
Good luck with that one; the Apple fanboys won't recommend anything else!lpv said:
The Neet products are pretty much Airplay clones, though with one or two useful facilities like simpler setup. May still be subject to occasional dropouts if your network/system is prone.jjbomber said:
it's a general question to see what's out there..jjbomber said: