Is Smsl Roon ready?
To avoid confusion: the ethernet streaming connection is to the Raspberry 4 and then a USB connection to the SMSL as it is a pure DAC and not a streamer and Roon Ready or tested does not apply to the SMSL which means you cannot control its volume from the Roon App.
Why do people use Roon?
Roon is a connecting, streaming and music management software that brings multi-room smarts to your hi-fi equipment. It is the brains which tells your music what to do and where to do it – the policeman directing the traffic. Roon is not a music streaming service in its own right.
Does Roon sound better than Tidal?
Tidal playback actually sounds better when using Roon (without any dsp enabled). The music has slightly more clarity and detail. Not a huge difference, but definitely noticeable.