I'm considering buying a Wiim Pro as a replacement for HEOS in my Denon AVR.
My music is neatly organized on a NAS. I use the uPnP media server on the NAS and select the music in folder view, not on tags like title, album or artist.
On march 5 BenjaminB wrote:
"The WXC UI is much better than Wiim UI, in particular when playing music from a NAS. With MusicCast one gets thumbnails/ pictures / etc in a good way - Wiim UI hardly present any such, in particular when there is a folder with only folders (trick is to put an empty playable file (as music.mp3) in each folder…"
This does not sound promissing. A good UI is important to me. That’s the reason I will dump HEOS.
Does anyone use WiiM in this way?
In this topic I cannot find anything about the possibility of playing DSD (dsf-files) when connecting a WiiM Pro coaxial to my AVR.
As stated earlier, the WiiM UI is not as mature as some others (eg Yamaha WXC-50). But Wiim staff are working like beavers to upgrade the software, every second week there is an up-grade. They are also response to tickets, it has been said so by many.
One can actually use other uPnP controllers, as HiFi-cast
. Works fine with WiiM pro, of course with some limitations.
Funny enough, I do exactly like you: NAS with a file structure which I then use also on the apps. It is then quite important to get album art as well!
- As I stated in the earlier post, this is possible with a trick. which indicates that it would be very easy for the WiiM developers to make this default.
The Wiim Pro / app has of course some rather specific features, as eg it sorts and plays all tracks in a folder according to track number, and not according to file name / number. Also this should be easy peasy for the developers to include options for in what way the user want tracts sorted.
I got the Wiim Pro as I was curious if it should be better (UI, audio quality) than Yamaha WXC-50. Simply put: it is not. Thus, a bit of wasted money - as the Wiim isn't expensive I might survive anyhow. And it might improve over time
This is maybe how the Wiim should be regarded: price/performance is excellent, and at that price point one should not expect high end quality.