Best Liner Notes / Information delivery from Streamers & Streaming Services

Looking to research which streamers with dedicated software packages have the best delivery of liner notes, including personnel, recording info, etc.

I believe that search would lead one to using either a Roon based system or perhaps Innuos Sense or Aurender Conductor.

Having this info , especially for jazz and classical, is almost equally important as the sq for me.

I'm currently using the JPLAY app to stream Qobuz to an Ifi Streamer.  The rest of the system is sounding pretty good but the user experience is leaving me unsatisfied, despite JPLAY showing a ton of promise for a new software program.


I share your desire to know WHO is playing the music I’m listening to, maybe even WHO composed it. Roon seems to be the best . . . it’s their main value-added in my view . . . having far more of that kind of information than other platforms I’ve used (BluOS, JRiver, and DLNA).

But even Roon can’t show information if the record company doesn’t provide it, and that has been a sore spot for me. Both old and new jazz albums don’t always list personnel; and available audio files of (mostly older) albums can be released without any kind of booklet. (How hard is it to scan a booklet, for heaven’s sakes?) Roon does mitigate that by making Tivo and Wikipedia info available while you are playing an album, which does help a lot. Often there is more info about personnel there (esp. for jazz) than one might find elsewhere.

What is Roon doing to access metadata that Innuos Sense isn’t doing?

Is it that there’s more of a search engine built into Roon?  Or is it the same info just displayed differently?

I think Roon does so well because they pay for access to metadata source, rather than solely depend on what’s freely available. They also access Wikipedia. It is their selling point, so they put more effort into it than some other platforms.

It sounds like you're interested in finding streamers with software packages that offer high-quality liner notes and recording information, particularly for jazz and classical music. While there are many options out there, Roon, Innuos Sense, and Aurender Conductor are all popular choices for music enthusiasts who value detailed metadata and album information.

Roon is especially known for its extensive metadata and rich liner notes, including personnel and recording information. In addition, Roon integrates with Tidal and Qobuz, allowing you to stream high-quality audio from these services directly through the Roon interface. Similarly, Innuos Sense and Aurender Conductor both offer comprehensive metadata and album information, as well as support for streaming services like Tidal and Qobuz.

In terms of user experience, Roon is known for its sleek and intuitive interface, which is easy to navigate and provides quick access to all of the information you need. Innuos Sense and Aurender Conductor are also well-regarded for their user-friendly interfaces and easy-to-use features.

Overall, if you're looking for a streamer with a dedicated software package that offers high-quality liner notes and recording information, any of these options should be a good choice. However, Roon is probably the most popular and widely used platform for music enthusiasts who value detailed metadata and album information, so that may be a good place to start your research.