I've been a Roon user for almost a year, and I signed up for a few reasons:
-Seamless integration of my library, Tidal and Qobuz -Convolution DSP engine for room correction -Rumored superiority of interface over streaming services directly
I'm rethinking Roon because:
-I rarely if ever listen to my library of ripped CDs, mostly blues and rock acquired many years ago before listening almost solely to jazz -The very well engineered tone controls in my McIntosh preamp adjust for source quality and room anomalies just fine to my ears -I really have to admit I experience no real advantage in Roon's user interface -I find that Roon "locks up" more often than the straight streaming services - and I have excellent internet speeds and wireless strength -I don't use Roon's multiroom capabilities
Thinking of just using native Qobuz and Tidal, for which I receive a 40% discount as a veteran.
Back to Roon, the seamless integration of Tidal, Qobuz and my library is just too compelling....
audiobill - I've been rethinking the need of Roon as well. My local library consists of:
Certainly not a huge library, so I find myself searching and leveraging Tidal more and more. Once Tidal connect was made available, I found myself opening the Roon app less and less, so I understand where you're coming from.