Yea the budget is the problem.
If I would step out I’d probabyl get the Zen streamer, for no other reason than to complete the zen stack.
But even used those are still 200 €.
Some day maybe, but right now I’d rather settle fro something cheaper.
I just need some background music for when I’m working.
Can’t stand the radio stations here, otherwise that would be good enough.
The wiim streamer givemebeer mentioned fits the bill, except for that interface part where I would need to install an app.
I only have a work phone at the moment. My personal iphone isn’t cable of charging anymore and I’m not confident it would even be able to run the app, it’s old.
I don’t have a tablet and I won’t/can’t install personal apps on the work phone.
So that is not an option right now, but I wouldn’t want it on my personal phone either.
Needing an app for everything is something I loathe.
On PC I would hesitate too, half these things are impossible to remove easily.
But I could install on my laptop if it’s only needed once. That’s kind of like the equivalent of a throwaway mail account :P…but then again, that has ubunutu installed so no guaranetee I could.
Just so you know, the Tidal and Qobuz on the R3 is pretty bare-bones compared to the clients on Android or iOS. The keyboard you use to search is the old time phone number pad keyboard that has 3 letters per number. Yeah, you can stream over WiFi, but forget about downloads or anything advanced like that. If you’re good with that, then go for it.
I’ve found the Hiby R3 Pro (I have the Saber 2022) to be buggy and slow. While its a great little transport/DAP the constant restarting drive me nuts, I even rolled it back to a previous firmware but still have issues.
So I picked up the Hiby Digital M300 and it arrived today. Its really snappy and works with my dongle dacs and I can install whatever android software I want on it.
thanks, yea that would drive me mad too.
The seller didn’t ship to my country so the 80€ R3 didn’t work out, but it seems I dodged a bullet there then lol. looked for the M300 but it’s not on amazon here.
Th Iphone 5 is working well.
It’s getting hot either. been going for a few days now. I just have to switch inputs on the can.
Don’t have to mess with gain either and if I do, the speakers have a volume knob.