I have recently built a new raspberry pi/Hifiberry DAC+, which I have streaming from my nas to my Sony AV amp 1040. Works great with Volumino, however sound is noticeably not as good as when I play CDs through my very ordinary Sony blue ray player using the amps DAC .
Using Apple lossless files on the nas. Thought it might be the interconnects so went and bought new cables (well regarded Chord c-line)
i was expecting it to sound at least as good. I'm no hifi expert so struggle to describe why sound is different, but maybe lacks depth or richness?
am I right to expect it to sound at least as good?