Having only just purchased the Aries Mini and with Streaming being very much a new subject to me I would appreciate a little general advice.
I obviously don’t yet have a NAS (or whatever it’s called) so currently employ AirPlay to get the content from iPhone to the Aries/HiFi System, which I must say sounds very good.
Being a long time Apple user I’ve collected content on the Mac and always synced same to iDevices, but I do keep backups on external drives.
So, considering the above what options do I have, how does the quality differ (and why) and how simple/involved is the management process, to get music playing out of the Aries (other than AirPlay or Bluetooth).
I have read that a Usb Stick filled with content can be plugged into the back of the Aries and the Lightning DS app used to point to that location, but others have commented that employing either external or internal Hdd can degrade the quality when compared to “streaming” methods due to interference, does that also apply to usb sticks?
Apologies in advance if some of this is basic, but any pointers will be greatly appreciated.