As a source for your hi-fi system, streaming from ethernet or your music collection and using your mobile device for navigation, is really a window to the world of music. Resolution is a big factor to consider. Some of the platforms mentioned have options for hi-rez content. Another factor to consider is the user interface. Some of the best interfaces are Bluesound, Moon and Aurender.
In the list below you'll find the best music streamers we've tested.