While sitting at my desk my audio setup is as it states in my signature:
MPB / USB / DAC / RCA / AMP / HEADPHONES
Nothing controversial here, right? Anyway, I recently purchased a pair of cans with a longer cord that allows me to lay on my bed and listen to music, rather than at my desk. Of course, the problem is that I can't jump from track to track, artist to artist, etc. from my bed. I could use the remote application on my iPhone and control iTunes from my bed, which I don't think would raise any audio degradation concerns, obviously. Alas, there is still no way to control Spotify from my bed, which I listen to quite a bit. Then I got the idea that I could just use Apple's AirPlay with my Apple TV to stream Spotify (I actually got the idea from a local audio shop which was running a similar setup). The setup looks like this:
Apple Lossless/Spotify -----Wi-Fi Streaming-----> Apple TV / S/PDIF / DAC / RCA / AMP / HEADPHONES
My concern here is whether I am losing audio quality from the first setup to the second one due to the wi-fi streaming. The guy at the audio shop said it retains 100% of the audio quality. What do you guys think? Any suggestions on how either setup could be improved? Thanks.