- Sep 13, 2018
Chromecast Audio (CCA) doesn't measure well when using Google Chrome browser as a client, however subsequent testing by Amir using both Roon and the Hi-Fi Cast Android app as clients shows that the CCA exhibits excellent measurements when using its Toslink output connected to a decent DAC.The cromecast seams to be very good if one uses ROON . Its a very bad sounding and measuring unit with the google chromecast app.
This is a review and detailed measurements of Google Chromecast Audio digital output. The Chromecast is a tiny dongle that allows one to "cast" (stream) audio and video to a remote device. The audio version as the name implies, foregoes the video functionality and provides audio streaming...www.audiosciencereview.com
The Google Cast API appears to be competently designed, and correctly implemented by Roon, Hi-Fi Cast and presumably other apps (there's no such thing as "the google chromecast app")....but it's puzzling why this HK streamer butchers bits after receiving an input via the Google Cast API, while the CCA doesn't.