Hi everyone. I want to stream music throughout my apartment. I can not figure out which route to take and I need help. I heard Airplay does not have terrific sound quality and there are dropouts and clicks. I want to set up a premium sound system. I also DO NOT want to have my computer open all of the time. I have an iPhone and iPad and I would rather use these devices to access my music listings which are ripped using Apple Lossless.
So what about Sonos? Well, I listened to their Play3 and Play5 speakers and I was underwhelmed. I don't want to go this route. But maybe there is a way I could still use Sonos Connect with some kick-ass audiophile speakers. So can I put my music on an external hard drive and connect it to the Sonos Connect? I have about 160 GB's of ALAC files. Why can't I put my music files on a USB Flash Drive and plug that into the Sonos Connect? Finally, what do I have to attach to the speakers so that the speakers can sync with the Connect?
I have been reading about Skaa streaming too and apparently it's superior but there are not many products using Skaa.
Is there a way to use the 1TB of storage on my Tivo Roamio Plus as a music server? Do I need a USB audio out?
I am not sure what I am saying and I have not made any moves in buying anything because I am just so confused about this subject. I want to set-up three sets of speakers, one for my bedroom (with use of my TV), one in my system in my kitchen, and another in the family room.
Please help this Ludite!