I am a ROON user for 4 months now. I heard from this software about
3 years ago. But to give out my credit card information before trial made me hesitate. But better late then never…
My audiophile journey began during the 80s. From Vinyl and tape over CD til 1998. That was my starting point into computer HiFi. So i ripped all my than 2000 cd’s into mp3 (yes, a big mistake). And metadata was rare and not very reliable. But after i was done, it was great.
Windows Media Player came first, then iTunes for a long time. In 2007 i ripped everything again, now to a lossless format. A Mac plus Bitperfect, this was the “audiophile” moment. My Accuphase cd-player become quite obsolete.
In 2012 i discovered Audirvana. A Macbook and a Auralic Vega dac…
I really thought that this was the pinnacle.
What ROON offers is such a leap forward in so many way. Not only did i rediscovered many albums, i found more new great music in 4 months than in the last 4 years.
Multiroom, great sound quality, seamless Tidal/Qobuz integration and a user interface that is intuitive and complex at the same time. Even my wife likes it a lot. And that is high praise, believe me.
I hope that more companies will make their devices ROON ready in the future.
Thanks to the ROON team for a great piece of software.