Well, for now I went LANRover because I didn’t want to wait any longer, and kept reading good things about it.
So far I am very happy and impressed with the sound. I have it connected over the house LAN, so the sound goes from my main computer downstairs into a switch, another switch, into the router, back out again, probably through another switch, and then up a long cat5e cable upstairs, and then another cat6 15 ft from the wall to the other LANRover box. I luckily have pre-existing whole house wiring, so no point fussing over Audioquest ethernet cabling, since the signal is passing through multiple boxes and cables.
I do have my Audioquest Carbon running from the receiver box into my Nuwave DSD for good luck however.
I have been trying upsampling everything to DSD128, and it sounds great. I have distinctly heard better soundstage and air around instruments, which is most noticeable on percussion in quieter portions of songs. I also noticed that 16/44 material sounds much improved, less of that digital glare, and sounds more similar to hires content. The 24/192 files converted over to DSD128 doesn’t seem to make as much of a difference so far, but it is nice not having to leap for the volume when changing from DSD to flac, due to the 6db difference!
So far, so good…