With the major transition to streaming, we find a variety of options and equipment, from $30 dongles to uberthousand dollar streamers. I'm under the impression that if you are inputting a digital signal (from a relatively inexpensive source such as the Sonos Port or others) it does not matter what the fidelity of that device is. The SQ in this case will be determined by the DAC (separate or in your preamp), your amp, and of course your speakers\/room. Yet there are very expensive streamers such as the Auralic Aries G1 (almost 3k) that do nothing but transfer the digital signal to your DAC. Are these high end products worth it? Has the established method of laptop to DAC to amp fallen out of favor? Is wireless as good as a hard line into your streaming input? I'd like to see more reviews on these products and expert advice from Gene.