I am an analogue guy. I have never streamed music. I’m sure many digital systems sound better than my vinyl one, and if I played CDs on my stereo I would probably get a used PS Audio DAC. However, I am not interested in network or digital audio beyond putting some of my albums on CD to share, play in the car, or put on my iPhone to play on the golf course or in the garage while working on my 35 year old diesel.
I have a Tascam CD recorder that works like a reel to reel or cassette recorder. Something I can easily deal with frustration free. Does the quality of the CD make a difference for my intended use?