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I'm writing about this, as I feel it may help other headphone junkys that want to stream lossless music without too many new devices and say: use stuff you already have.

When I was looking to getting a decent music library system, I settled on JRiver and bought the Windows package.
What is really awesome about this is that JRiver has a very useful and stable iPad app called JRmote, which is free.

With JRemote, you can control any of your JRiver apps and or libraries. I started off with having a separate library on each device, but this is simply not necessary and quite frankly not only a waste of hard disk space, but also data redundancy creaps in - if you only have one source library, you can easily do maintenance one time and delete stuff that you dont like, once. Also, this makes backups easier too.

Well, this brings me to the next benefit of JRemote on your iPad and the main purpose of this post: If you have iPad-friendly headphones, you can use JRemote on your iPad to stream music from your main library somewhere in the house, directly to your iPad and listen to any of your songs on your iPad - lossless!

I have not experienced any problems with it, there is no lag and it sounds really good IMHO. It obviously uses your iPad's dac and headphone amp, but you can probably add a HP amp if your headphones requires one.

This setup is super convenient, since I can now browse and listen, all on the same device. When you select music, the song starts playing and it downloads the full song to memory which takes about 5-8 seconds here by me and then only 'pulls' the next track's data as it needs to start playing. JRemote indicates this with an additional green line directly under the track play progress bar.

On JRemote, under 'Zone', you just choose 'this device' and the music will actually be played directly on your iPad (or iPhone or Android device I would imagine). I use an iPad Air 2 and it sounds pretty decent. You can also turn the iPad screen off while listening and it will happily continue playing.

This also means that you dont have to convert your music to Apple playable formats, or even have a device with lots of storage space - just do it on the fly.



« Last Edit: June 10, 2017, 04:05:29 PM by Wolla »
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Re: JRiver > iPad > Headphones - pretty nifty listening over the network
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 03:41:08 PM »
Interesting, this could be very useful hope it works on Android devices as well.

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Re: JRiver > iPad > Headphones - pretty nifty listening over the network
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 03:49:22 PM »
I see the JRemote is R121.62 on Playstore for Android devices

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Re: JRiver > iPad > Headphones - pretty nifty listening over the network
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 11:04:14 PM »
I see the JRemote is R121.62 on Playstore for Android devices
Momo, maybe try Gizmo - also from JRiver, but free. With Gizmo you should be able to stream from your JRiver server to your android device, but does not give full contol over other devices JRiver intallations to play remotely. Let us know how it goes.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2017, 11:18:10 PM by Wolla »
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Re: JRiver > iPad > Headphones - pretty nifty listening over the network
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2017, 08:54:45 AM »
Thanks Wolla will report back

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Re: JRiver > iPad > Headphones - pretty nifty listening over the network
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2017, 04:51:35 PM »
I've been using the Gizmo app for Android the past few weeks, and it's not bad; not as fast as I'd life, and interface could be more Squeezer like, but it works...
 

Been playing around with it & JRiver on my old i3 HTPC, as my bedroom HTPC/music station... I needed video/movie playback, so Daphile didn't cut it here sadly :(



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Re: JRiver > iPad > Headphones - pretty nifty listening over the network
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2017, 09:35:02 PM »
im struggling with the setup gizmo cant pickup the server access key tries to connect multiple times but fails what could be the issue?

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Re: JRiver > iPad > Headphones - pretty nifty listening over the network
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2017, 09:51:01 PM »
im struggling with the setup gizmo cant pickup the server access key tries to connect multiple times but fails what could be the issue?
Windows Firewall access on your server?
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Re: JRiver > iPad > Headphones - pretty nifty listening over the network
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2017, 09:52:35 PM »
will check that might be the problem

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Re: JRiver > iPad > Headphones - pretty nifty listening over the network
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2017, 11:20:40 PM »
Check your access key again...
I've noticed that mine changed after initial set-up...
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Re: JRiver > iPad > Headphones - pretty nifty listening over the network
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2017, 10:18:31 AM »
Also, JRiver has a pretty nifty web-console & remote.

 

http://<<IP of machine>>:52199/Panel/
http://<<IP of machine>>:52199/WebRemote/

Must faster than Gizmo

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Re: JRiver > iPad > Headphones - pretty nifty listening over the network
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2017, 10:34:01 AM »
Will try this .. Recently started getting a tiny FLAC library started and recently found some Quietcomfort 35's , so right down my alley

Thanks for the "heads up"
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Re: JRiver > iPad > Headphones - pretty nifty listening over the network
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2017, 10:39:22 AM »
Seems like you got the app at the right time ... It aint free anymore ... R149 now ... So not so sure now ... Damn!
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Re: JRiver > iPad > Headphones - pretty nifty listening over the network
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2017, 10:41:59 AM »
Plays up to 24/96
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Re: JRiver > iPad > Headphones - pretty nifty listening over the network
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2017, 05:28:25 PM »
Seems like you got the app at the right time ... It aint free anymore ... R149 now ... So not so sure now ... Damn!
To be honest, I can't remember if I paid for JRemote or not - either way it is a bargain IMHO. It is very stable and one can do a lot with it if you have a JRiver library somewhere on your network. I use it to control various pc's in the house and they in turn get their media from the main JRiver library.
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1: Korg DS-DAC-100 > Rotel RA-1070 > Linn Nexus
2: Korg DS-DAC-100m > TPA3116D2 amp > Piega Premium 3
PC: Korg DS-DAC-100 > HK GLA55
HP: Philips Fidelio X2
Casual: Apple HiFi & Music pillow