Network Audio player Oppo 95 VS Best option under $1500
So I've had my Oppo 95 for a few years and it's use is no only regulated to being a DLNA audio steamer. So I'm thinking maybe it's time to look at a dedicated audio streamer as Ilike the oppo but it has a few quirks.
Things about the Oppo I do not like are
TV is required to be on in order to navigate my DLNA server
Interface is clunky and a little slow
Tagged Audio Meta Data and Cover are is not pulled over
Now the most important thing is sound quality and I'm using the stereo analog audio outputs of the Oppo and Ilike the sound quality of the Oppo but wondering is a dedicated unit could provide better sound quality.
My DLNA setup is I use assett UPNP to transcode all my lossless audio to .wav, and my oppo is picking this up on my Wifi network. This has worked well for the last few years but I want to investigate dedicated solutions. I have alot of 24Bit (^k audio so the player would need to handle that.
So my needs are
1. Better Sound quality than the Oppo
2. Audio file readout on the unit itself so the TV does not need to be on
3. Able to play 24Bit 96K audio
4. I would prefer to have a uni with some sort of oversampling or DSD resampling built in.
If I sold my oppo looks like I could still get 5-600$ for it which is a good value I'd use towards the dedicated audio player.
Any recommendations that fits these needs?