Streamer question

I've looked and looked and can't find the answer to my question.

I use a Bluesound Node to stream both Spotify and Qobuz.  The Bluesound lets me use the web app that I downloaded to my Ipad to play music.

I want to upgrade, but I'm not seeing whether or not that is possible.  Most of the better streamers ($2000 or so) seem to have their own software which I would rather not use.

Anybody know the answer to this?

Thank you!


I use sense on my Zenith Mk3 and Wiim on ifi Aurora. No comparison, sense wins by a country mile. Before Sense I used iPeng; when Sense was introduced the jump in user friendliness and SQ wasn‘t small!


It looks like Rigelian has the capability to directly connect to Qobuz now via UPnP that runs with the app.  Question is:  Do you then send it to MPD running on the BDP?  or does it get rendered at the controller. I think I will hop over to the Bryston Circle on Audiocircle and see if anybody knows. 

I, too, have gone the route of the Pulse Mini with the Zen LPSU power supply. I couldn't be happier.

The DMP-A5 everSolo pairing with a top-notch r2r DAC like the Gustard R26 or Denafrips Pontus II can create a heavenly listening experience. Its smooth and user-friendly native app interface also significantly enhances the overall experience.

I went from an Bluesound Node 2i to a Volumio Primo with significantly improvement on sound. Then I exchanged the Primo with the Volumio Rivo and added an external DAC and a linear power supply (Farad 3). Now I am really happy. Sounds great