I’m having trouble justifying this software much longer. I’m sure what the folks at Roon are doing is a titanic undertaking and I’m not denigrating that effort. Having said that – I just invested $500 into a competitive product. The interface is far less elegant… But oh man - it comes with literally dozens of sources including Amazon HD… Right now on this platform - 3 choices: Tidal at $26 a month, Qobuz at $14, or live radio. It just seems to me that maybe less work on the interface and more work on content integration and deals? I’m not gonna pay $26 anymore for Tidal when Amazon HD is $8 and has the same stuff… so Roon has become a REALLY expensive way to listen to public radio. I love my public radio at 44.1/16… I do… but for $150 a year… maybe I buy more hardware?
I currently pay for Apple, Apple match, Spotify, Sirius (x 3), Radio Paradise, Amazon HD, TuneIn, Pandora, Roon and Tidal (not mentioning MLB, GCN, Netflix, PGA LIVE etc etc). Tidal is the one that irritates at $26, and Roon seems quaint when you look at different technology companies in the same space and see choices like this, all of them pretty well integrated. Maybe less interface, more content?