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HEOS, BLUOS, CA, MusicCast - what app do you recommend for streaming

krasulja

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Hi everybody

I'm new here. I'm in position to change my existing Pioneer A-30 & N-30AE. Mostly, I'm listening my CD collection - converted to FLAC and stored on NAS. Beside this, Spotify (other services could be considered) and internet radio (TuneIn).

These days, I need good reliable app, that will not make me crazy. Also, one of things that I need is possibility on app to scroll through song (change time of playing - english not my native language, obviously). Since shops are not working and generally, I'm not fan of sales people, I'm asking you for your experience with different systems
- HEOS - my choice would be Marantz PM7000N
- BluOS - Bluesound Node 2i
- CA - Cambridge Audio CXN V2 & CXA6x/8x
or some other recommendation? Please, try to stay focused on apps.

Speakers are KEF R500
 

krasulja

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Yamaha do great integration of their Musiccast app and Spotify Connect. The integration with Tidal is not so good.
Mike, if you listen own music collection (from PC, NAS)
- can you scroll through song (change play time) ?
- Will app be able to display album art (from FLAC, mp3 metadata)?
- if app is closed on your mobile/tablet, will music continue to play?
 

TomC

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I can comment on the HEOS I have been using for the last few years.
  • Simple and intuitive application.
  • Good integration with Deezer.
  • TuneIn works fine
  • Easy access to all content on the local network.
  • And yes, even though the app on the phone is turned off..the last selected content continues to be played.
  • Easy multi room access ...
  • Album art is displayed if I use Deezer. Did not check from NAS..
  • I was using it on Marantz NA6006, now on ND8006
 

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