Streaming products are everywhere and we are relying more & more on networks to provide our home entertainment.
We can now control most of, if not all of our home from a hand-held device... Simple, reliable and convenient!
Digital audio, as with every form of digital media, is undoubtedly more versatile than its analog counterpart. While analog audio files are only played on tape decks and Turntables, digital files can be stored and played in many different ways—from compact CDs and dedicated CD players to today’s portable mp3 players and media hosting websites where anybody can stream or download the audio. This explains the proliferation of digital music and the significant decrease of analog recordings in recent years, although there is still a humble market for vintage tapes and vinyl records.
This long debate still rages among audiophiles.
Really though, given that this same information can be recorded on a digital format and replayed exactly the same, the answer to this question is that digital & analog formats are functionally the same in the quality of sound produced and any preference for one media or the other, is really just that, a preference.
Digital to Analog Convertors: DAC's
Streamers & CD Players