Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
iPhone 11, iPhone 7+ (updated to latest iOS 14.1)
Description Of Issue
I can use either iPhone as a wireless Roon endpoint for listening to headphones.
But, if I want to use one iPhone to control/remote the other iPhone, I can not.
Each iPhone can see itself in the audio section of settings. However, I can not see the other iPhone as an output device in the settings section, nor can I transfer music or control the output to the other Apple iPhone.
I have reset the iPhone 7+ as a ‘new’ phone. Only installed Roon and a few other apps, i.e., clean installation as I thought there might be a conflict between the two phones. I’ve seen similar issues, but no resolution from other forum posts.
Have you checked to make sure it’s not configured as a Private Zone? I know whenever I enable mobile devices they default to being Private Zones. I guess the thinking behind it is to prevent someone else cranking up the volume if you are using headphones.
The Private Zone slider for mobile devices can be found under Device Setup.
I have found that if I close the Roon app on my iPhone/iPad then the other Remote device can no longer see it. This also happens with my Fiio M11Pro as well. Again, I think it’s a quirk of mobile devices, though others may chime in to correct me.
I believe most people using an iPhone/iPad endpoint are also controlling it from there. Your case of controlling a iPhone endpoint with another iPhone client appears to be bit unusual to me.
Mobile devices/apps tend to turn off stuff not in use, to conserve battery. If I have music playing on my iPhone, it continues to play even after locking the phone, and is visible as a zone from other clients. However, if music is not playing the zone disappears from other clients immediately after locking my iPhone.
How are you using your iPhone as an endpoint? Connected to an USB DAC?
I haven’t tried this, but maybe if your iPhone is connected to a charger and configured to not auto-lock, then the zone will stay?
Looks like they have raised the price a little. Or, maybe I was confused and the cost is $74, not $47. Anyway, it’s a great little device and works perfectly. The 2GB is fine, you don’t need the 4GB Pi.
There are various HAT’s that can be added to the RPi4 to give you different outputs. I’m not familiar with those. You would need a different case. If you plan to only run Roon, you can download and flash the RoPieee software to the micro SD card using Etcher. If you think you might want to use AirPlay, you can download and flash RoPieeeXL or you could upgrade to that later.
I don’t see myself using airplay for all the negative down sampling.
I’ve seen a lot of fuss about power supplies, I’m guessing all these switching type will be the same, whether the one that was liniabove or the official ropi without getting into some super expensive linear power supply.
I use the RPis built-in USB output, no experience with digital output HATs. Looks like Allo DigiOne should work. There’s also HiFiBerry (https://www.hifiberry.com/digis) to consider, quite a bit cheaper.