Just wanted to say thanks to Roon Labs for this great software. After my fourth trial, I have finally subscribed. Since this last trial started I haven’t launched JRiver, so that told me it was time to move on.
Roon UI is far superior. Roon networking is far superior. Roon metadata is far superior. Roon phone/tablet remotes are far superior. Roon software is easier to setup and more stable. Roon support is friendlier, more responsive, and more knowledgeable. Roon sound quality seems a little better, but maybe that’s bias because theoretically they should be the same?
Tidal integration is the icing on the cake. I started and stopped my Tidal subscription several times because I didn’t like their apps, UI, or playback options. Roon fixes all that and makes Tidal usable for me.
JRiver still does a couple of things better, particularly playlists. I’m sure Roon will improve this over time. My observation is that JRiver is a great file manager but Roon is a better music library and playback manager.
Roon Labs appears to focus on critical features and getting things right in an orderly manner. I like that. Roon Labs also appears to have the resources, technical chops, and industry juice to make good things happen. I like that too.
Anyway, just wanted to give my feedback after taking the plunge.