Rose Hifi Network Streamer RS150


Anyone heard this streamer in person? There is a Youtuber (Jay @ NBTS) who reviewed it and was gushing about it. Unfortunately, the review was pretty useless since it neither talks in detail about the sound quality, nor does he attempt to compare it to other streamers in a similar price range -- Aurender, Lumin, Sonore, Simaudio MIND2, etc. 

The presentation, build quality, user interface, and the features look very impressive, but no clue on how it sounds. I also like the DAC chip (AK4499EQ) they're using. This can be a great streamer if you combine 2 channel and movies/TV in the same setup. Of course, the usual caveats regarding reliability, servicing options (in US), and product support apply here as well. I would love to hear from someone who has heard it and is able to compare it to similarly priced streamers.
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Hey 150b owners, will this unit replace my Oppo105? I presently use the 105 and connected SSD to play music. I'd like to use my OLED display to select songs with a remote control, without internet. Does the 150b offer music management?

I purchased a HIFI Rose 150b and for the past two weeks my dealer and I have been trying to log in to their server, and it keeps telling us log in failed. We even contacted MOFI the distributer in US. Today, out of frustration the dealer took the unit to his office. Waiting to hear what he has found out. 

Update on HIFI ROSE issues. My dealer finally discovered our connection problems; somehow our ATT rotter/modem via its firewall blocked the HIFI & Qobuz connections. When we tapped into the ATT device we noticed the firewall setting were changed to full security (don't know how since the system was running fine for years). After resetting the Firewall we connected, and all is well. 

@farne230 I think you will really like the 150.   What amp/speakers are you using?

I have had mine for about a year and it's the best front end streamer/DAC that I've had to date.  Been through Evo 150, M33, Teac NT-505, NAD C658...it goes on

It is amazing how well Radio Paradise sounds running through RoseRadio.  I pretty much have this on all day.  Very enjoyable.

 

 

I am using McIntosh (mc611 monoblocks, 12000C preamp, men220 room equilizer) and Niagara 5000 power conditioner and sol-source HIFI Rose150b.