To ROON or not to ROON ?

I have read a lot about upgrades from a blue sound vault of which I have. I have considered the rose, aurender, among others. The first question I have is Roon worth having ? I am a qobuz subscriber and wonder if Roon will make a substantial difference. As far as I know Aurender does not support Roon. Anyone with Room experience ?

THX for the feedback


+1 sbank

My story is much the same - loads of concert and other source material not available through streaming services on local storage, with a Qobuz subscription for high quality material. The two independent sets of material coexist seamlessly through my Roon library and I coudn't be happier with the ease of access to it all.

For those with both local storage and a streaming service subscription, I'd highly recommend trying the free Roon trial offer.

Same here .  I had Aurender and then purchased a new dac so went with Roon.  No regrets -bought the lifetime 

For me  it is more user friendly and I really enjoy its integration features which I’ don’t remember the Aurender app having. the Aurender app while good did not have anywhere near the features you get with Roon. Roon’s library feature is much better.

When you play an album you can see all the credited musicians.  You can explore their offerings by clicking them. It’s a great way to explore.  I have both qobiz and tidel  

+2 sbank

Roon (with a subscription to Qobuz & Tidal) has opened me up to a lot of new (to me) music. Well worth the price of admission & much appreciated! 

Roon by itself does nothing for sound quality versus streaming direct to say Qobuz or Tidal. If you have lots of music to organize it could be helpful. I use it to stream directly to HqPlayer so I can upsample everything to DSD.