I’m looking into JRiver and am wondering if it would provide an increase in sound quality for my system. I’m currently using a Bluesound Node 2 connected to my PS Audio Gain Cell DAC via coax. I’m using Tidal and can stream MQA files (just the timing benefit - not sure which “unfold” that equates to) and regular cd quality files to the GCD which then feeds my S300. I also have a good quality Onkyo cd player (stereophile class b) which is connected to my GCD via toslink optical. I have a decent CD collection and this connection does indeed sound better than my Bluesound Node 2, but it is no slouch - it’s only marginally better.
Would I see much of an increase in my system if I added JRiver to my setup and played files from my PC? Would I only hear an improvement if I purchased and played DSD files to my GCD? I’m just trying to understand the potential benefit - if any at all. It’s hard to beat the convenience of the Bluesound Node 2 and Tidal (soon to be Qobuz when I switch over), but I’m all about the best sound quality. If I can manage a better sound quality through something like JRiver then I’ll give it a shot.