I was seriously considering picking a Sprout up recently but in the end I was put off by lack of lossless wireless streaming options like Airplay and DLNA. Leaving network support like these out seems like a huge oversight to me. I’m pretty sure that I am in the precise demographic Sprout is aimed at, I’m nearly 30 and all of my music digital, stored either on my phone or my computer, which is a Macbook. AptX is OK but is sometimes unreliable and at the end of the day is still lossy and simply not as good as Airplay for Mac users.
I’m mainly posting this not to bash what I think is still a great product but in the hopes that my feedback might help lead to the second generation Sprout having network support. For me that would make Sprout perfect.