Yes… I bring up the sound quality question because it seemed to be fairly consistent across different forums… but not so much here… but being able to just import exactly what I want - organize it by library…directory path is a beautiful thing for me… And the best thing is … if for whatever reason - the software can’t find my files - or something doesn’t play… I know right where to find it on my C drives or USB external drives…
Roon is very easy to setup to use 'watched' folders, only using the music you want it to know about. Check their blogs for 'how to'.
I’m a member of the Roon forums and from MPOV the people with the problems and complaints are those who are putting everything including the kitchen sink in the signal path. I read about sound quality, dropped connections, stuttering, etc. When you start to peel the onion on those peoples’ problems you find that they have so much junk in the signal path. My guess they’re trying to impress their friends by the amount of equipment and software they have for audio at the expense of the music.
I keep it very simple - Roon sits on a MacMini that does nothing else but Roon. It is hard wired to a Mytek Brooklyn (USB) in my office and PS DSJr in my main listening room (Bridge). I’ve never, ever (hopefully not jinxing myself here) had any problems with getting my signal or the quality of it. Furthermore IMHO Roon is the best software I’ve purchased in a very long time whether we’re talking business, work or pleasure. It’s brought back an old time for me of reading liner notes, news stories, etc about the music I’m listening to. I can simultaneously play the same material in both my office and main listening room, I can play different music at the same time. I even have it hooked to a Sonos box in my Bedroom (can’t synch that though).
My view is the sound is excellent on both my Brooklyn and Junior. I often listed on my Brooklyn with Audeze LCX headphones. I feel the sound is excellent thru the Brooklyn with the Audeze. On my PS DSJr I couldn’t be more pleased with the sound and setup.
So in summary keep it simple, keep it clean. Lose the boxes and extra software that you don’t need and just get the digital files to your DAC in the shortest, cleanest path and you should be very happy.