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 Sonos, Blu-OS, and Aurender.
In the list below you'll find the best music streamers we've tested.