So in my never ending desire to de-clutter my night stand music station, and leave the macbook streaming on my computer desk. I think the airport express will pretty much do what I need.
Can someone sanity-check me on a few bullet points?
-How is the AX in terms of reliability? How often do you guys have to reboot or re-sync the bit stream with your controlling computer?
-My files are CD audio straight from the macbook ROM drive, MP3 and apple lossless and 16-Bit is as high as they go (I think). My Entech DAC is only 20-Bit. So a 16-Bit capable wifi device (like the AX) between the macbook and Entech DAC will be sufficient... right?
-I store my music library on external drives. Some drives formatted for iOS and others formatted for Windows. I can just plug an iOS formatted drives straight into the Express USB port and stream the data from there right?.... or do I need to still plug the external drive into the macbook USB?
-Along those lines if I plug a windows formatted drive into the Express, it will behave like a MAC and read only access the files? Correct?
For what I am doing in the above setup. Is there any reason to invest $100 in the latest version AX? I have seen the older gen AX units for as low as $20-30 used, and would rather go that route if possible.
Any other greneral comments you guys/gals have? I tried google searching reviews and stuff and got lost in all the reviews... when I am more specifically targeting the device as a music streaming component. I don't think I will ever hook this up to a printer, scanner...etc.
thanks in advance!!
Edited by kramer5150 - 3/19/13 at 2:06pm