2018 iphone/ipad wireless to DAC methods

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dublin78

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2018 iphone/ipad wireless to DAC methods
« on: 13 Mar 2018, 10:18 am »
I am currently using Icon IDO to get a digital output from my iphone and ipad to various hifi setups. With one, I use the digital output to a AK4495 DAC, the other I use the IDO’s internal DAC. I have not been able to compare like for like as they, are in different systems in different locations.

I am happy with the sound, but I would like to investigate wireless options. I am likely to get a DAC for the system that currently does not use one, so I am looking for wireless options with good digital outputs (spdif) Optical or coax. Coax preferred.

As an iphone user, Airplay options appeal for simplicity, but I have started to read about frequent drop outs, which would not be acceptable.

Bluetooth is also an option, but I would expect that the sound quality to be inferior. Opinions on Bluetooth please?

My music is stored in Apple lossless - halved now. I am probably going to revert to full lossless.

What are people using?

Options/Ideas so far:
 
Neet wireless music receiver. Airplay. Optical out only. There are several types like this

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Neet%C2%AE-Wireless-Receiver-wireless-streaming/dp/B00O0U37HO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520935168&sr=8-1&keywords=Neet+wireless+music+receiver
 
Miracast type dongle fed into a HDMI to coax converter. Airplay. I am not sure that this will work.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Display-niceEshop-Wireless-Miracast-Receiver-WIFI-Dongle/dp/B0769NLFSY/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1520935216&sr=1-2&keywords=airplay+dongle

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Extractor-Coaxial-Converter-Stereo-Output/dp/B06XQW1FH4/ref=sr_1_12?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1520935274&sr=1-12&keywords=hdmi+spdif
 
Bluetooth Audio Receiver 2x RCA SPDIF Optical Toslink Coaxial aptX DAC. Optical and coax.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vanpower-Bluetooth-Receiver-Optical-Toslink/dp/B079L5WD69/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1520935871&sr=1-6&keywords=bluetooth+receiver+spdif



dublin78

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Re: 2018 iphone/ipad wireless to DAC methods
« Reply #1 on: 13 Mar 2018, 10:21 am »
Also

audio pro link one. This would allow multi room via their app. Interesting not essential.

[url][/https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audio-Pro-Streaming-Multi-Room-Adaptor/dp/B071CGJ4J1/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520936434&sr=8-1&keywords=audio+pro+linkurl]