This has maybe discussed earlier, but i want to start this again as im recently a little in trouble to make the right decision.
Different experience might help to distinguish between this 2 great pieces of Software.
First of All i would Like to express, that im a Fan of roon since the beginning. I live the style the appearence and in front of all the connectivity to so many different Equipment. Additionally to be mentioned the high soundquality of the raat protocol. Two big downsides i See and during daily business let me constantly switch to plex is:
- Speed of Software. Search, picking categories, gap between Songs is flawless, snappy and i never need to wait longer as expected (i know what means acceptable is highly Personal and user dependend).
- Availability while travelling. Plex is perfectly available while travelling and out of the house…
I actually Listen through 2 ways.
First is home via kef ls50 wireless 2 and through
Mobile Phone and Bose tws headhones home and away
I experience roon as perfectly looking and with a very appealing frontend and appearence and i Like the Additional Infos via different Tags and Infos to find more music within my own collection (i own approx. 11000 albums in minimum CD quality on my NAS)
But at the end of the Day if i Look for example for a Genre Singer Song writer, i want to type - find and play without any timedelay. The same for All other type of searches. Roon just cannot Do this.
IT takes just too long and do not deliver the Kind of SEARCHTYPE - RESULT - CHOOSE - PLAY within seconds behaviour expect from a Software priced Like this.
Second big issue is. Since years there is no Feedback for a ROON ON THE GO Version which allows to Listen via roon when travelling. WHAT A LOST OPPORTUNITY.
Those two things let me start more and more PlexAmp instead of roon and play to my kef via chromecast and to my bose headhones via Bluetooth of My mobile…
Anyone else thinking that way?