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Jun 13, · HQPlayer is for the tinkerers. Of the others, Audirvana is the best programmed, but I personally do not care for its sound. Amarra 4 Luxe sounds great, but can be buggy, though that’s improved lately. Both Amarra 4 and Audirvana have a functional iTunes integration mode. Fidelia is outdated, though I like it’s sound. The best way to play music from a computer. Free Trial. Discover the new Audirvāna Studio. Mar 04, · The new version of Audirvana Plus is finally available. $74 for new customers, and $39 as an upgrade (if you purchased Audirvana Plus 2 after 12/25/16 then the upgrade is free). I’ll post feature additions/changes for the new version once I can find a proper list (or change log), though one of the major features is MQA software decoding (the first unfold).
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LOG IN. I’ve recently set up Audirvana, choosing over Roon due to Roon’s higher cost. Seems like Audirvana’s sound quality is considered to be high. Does anyone have any experience comparing sound quality of Audirvana vs Roon or other players?
Looking for input from those who may have taken the trouble to compare. I for one didn’t notice a difference, but I am planning to upgrade my system shortly and differences could possibly become apparent as a result.
Edit Delete. The New Roon update is fantastic. So many new features. Best update they have ever done by a long shot. It sounds better than Roon. I use Roon these days mainly for its wonderful radio, connected to Tidal. And yes, the GUI is great. For me, the difference is component level – using no filters or upsampling on either.
I have heard rumblings that 3. Roon provides endpoints which gives you tremendous flexibility and allows you to stay away from the inferior usb connection.
Through my headphones I can clearly hear that Audirvana is superior to Roon. The difference I am hearing is more than the difference I heard when comparing Tidal to Qobuz Qobuz sounds better; cleaner more incisive, more ‘direct’ sound ; Comparing Roon to Audirvana; There is more dynamic contrast with Audirvana; Roon sounds flatter and less engaging when doing back and forth using same tracks; With Aud, vocals have more “vibrancy” and focus; overall sound has more life to it; If I didn’t do the back and forth I would not have believed this.
I am not really happy about this because I have pretty much gotten used to Roon and love the integration. Assuming both applications handle the memory to USB protocol the same, what else could cause this? Where Roon is better: gapless playback between tracks Pink Floyd albums are intended to play seamlessly between tracks as one continuation and Audirvana has a gap between tracks , Roon radio, user interface with loads of features, multiple zones, streaming from one library to various devices simultaneously.
Keep in mind, Roon has many options for filters and maybe adjusting these can improve sound quality. Not sure. Audirvana has a more robust sound stage. I have completely changed my mind on this question since the arrival of Audirvana 3.
I have a lifetime subscription to Roon so this is a dilemma. I listen to bit perfect native files. No upsampling. Roon via Sonic Tranporter. Audirvana from my MacBook Pro. Both feeding an upgraded microrendu. I recently tried Roon day trial.
I love the multi-device and library management features of Roon. Very easy to setup. I also like how it automatically combines duplicates so that only the highest resolution shows in library. Roon’s soundstage is a bit more flat. I tried Indian fusion, R. Late to the party, but I’ll add my comments. I have been using Audirvana Plus for several years and Roon for almost a year. Most important to me is sound quality and reliability.
I decided to audition Roon in early not sure what version with the free trial, mainly because of the multi-room, multi-device capabilities. Roon sounded somewhat flat, lacking atmosphere and depth in comparison. Roon also integrated my personal library very well with Tidal.
After several months, all the extra features of Roon compelled me to purchase Roon. A year later, I now essentially use Roon most of the time, because of the interface and convenience of remote controls for all zones. Surprisingly the Radio is excellent feature I did not realize I would enjoy as much as I do. When I do more dedicated listening in my main system, I still use Audirvana. I will say, I think the Roon audio quality has improved over the last year, although I have not tried any direct comparison.
I’ll put in another vote for Audirvana. I use it exclusively on a mac mini server and run it from the very good iPad app. Sound quality is excellent. I have used Roon a lot and I think the interface is terrible. It is so convoluted and cumbersome to navigate. Roon does have a little more flexibility in terms of browsing Tidal, but I don’t think it is fun to use. FWIW this is coming from someone age 33 so it is not like I am a geezer struggling to use new technology!
I do run Audirvana on my PC. I have been using Bluesound, but recently I had a problem where I could not use it for a month. Thanks everyone. Can I ask what you have Audirvana running on? On another note, my Mac storage is hybrid solid state and mechanical, which in theory is not supposed to be as good as pure solid state due to added noise on the USB line as well as emitted noise.
Not sure this is proven to have an effect though. The core is supposed to be connected via Ethernet for maximum SQ. Anyhow, just wondering if some who are saying Roon is inferior may be deploying the core and player on one single device which is connected to the DAC. I have tried Audirvana Plus with the free trial, but really don’t see what the big deal is or why I should get Roon.
I understand how some people like all the additional information it provides, but if I really care, it’s easy enough to go to Allmusic. I couldn’t tell any difference between Foobar and Audirvana and Foobar is free. It is a little more fussy, it took some time to figure out how to play DSD files for example, but it’s all good now. I think Audirvana Plus is outstanding. I did a brief free Roon trial after installing Audirvana and thought Roon degraded the sound subtly. After I turn off Audirvana I noticed occasionally the Printer settings would have to be reset.
Not a big deal, but annoying. I have also heard that the updates can be problematic and was advised not to do them. I can’t answer the question directly as I have never tried Roon.
All I can say is; I have been using Audirvana Plus for several years now and have no plans to change anything.
I am very pleased with the interface and the player works extremely well for me. I am there? I keep trying Audirvana but going back to BitPerfect. Cheap and effective. Two years ago I decided to try Roon 1. I immediately preferred the Roon presentation. And that’s without factoring in the file management and especially the radio function of Roon – which is probably the biggest difference.
So last year I coughed up the Roon lifetime membership fee with no looking back. In my experience, you get what you pay for.
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