I’m basically asking “hey what’s the least worst compromise that works for everybody?” A network player is not an option as all my gear is in a finished loft and the internet was installed in the basement. Previous attempts with a Chrome Cast Audio I’ve had since my last place we’re hit or miss. The Audioengine B1 looks pretty good. I’ve had the D1 USB DAC since launch and it’s been a good device. But the B1 is $189. What else is out there?