may have found a potential cheaper options with some possible issues. but much cheaper then most.
does not look like it will play apps, but you can stream from websites. has line out on back. need to do more research tho. not sure yet if the built in speakers turn off if line out is enabled. wanted to post it as a possible option/line of devices that might be cheaper end options.
it looks like 350-400$ is the bottom end of pricing for streamers. they all have built in dacs by the looks of it and you have to pay for that. i will probably try one of these internet radios for now and get the cambridge or ps audios streamer. may just stick to crappy bluetooth when on one of my consoles for now and skip the radio. i got a spare pc/monitor i may just hook up as well for that purpose…but pc’s take up to much room lol and my monitor is a 27" also taking up tons of room.
there are some nice yamaha ones around 500. i have not owned a yamaha anything yet, but they are suppose to be on the better end of the name brands.
lol when i first started looking for a streamer, i thought there would be a lot more, and at a lot more price points. but i would guess the fact everyone has a smart phone and tablet and pc…streamers fall to the side.
but i want and will get one of the above mentioned streamers at some point. i want to just play music and not have it stop because i switch devices or w/e. one source to rule them all!