I am constantly fiddling around with my setup and find that using my dedicated 5 year old I7 16gb desktop as Core and endpoint for my Mojo DAC to be a far more stable solution than if i connect my laptop to core via ethernet+router, and use the lap as endpoint with the Mojo.
Problem is, I use the laptop for work and loading pages and stuff causes the Mojo to stutter on occasion (enough for it to be irritating).
I am wondering therefore what are the sonic benefits of using a separate endpoint connected to core? Or is it really to avoiding glitching/overloaded resources on the core (notwithstanding of course the audible benefits of a fanless setup remote to the core)?
What are your findings? Better imaging? Layering? Detail? etc?
For me, I don’t really notice anything sonically between the 2, but I rarely get the chance to really listen critically