Streaming audio plugs

Protocols like Airplay and DLNA allows other devices to control a playback device (renderer).

This allows for very small devices connected to the network and controlled by e.g. an app on your smartphone.


Apple AirPort Express € 99,00

  • 802.11n simultaneous dual-band (2,4 GHz en 5 GHz)
  • One 10/100BASE-T Ethernet port
  • USB port for connecting a USB printer
  • 3.5-mm audio mini-jack for analog or optical digital sound
  • Dimensions: 3.85 inches (98 mm) by 3.85 inches (98 mm) by 0.9 inch (23 mm)

Measurements by Stereophile (2005)

Crystal Acoustics WiDAC € 69,00

WiFi Audio Receiver with optical and analog out

  • Airplay/DLNA

  • Uncompressed audio transmission

  • Optical digital output

  • Wolfson DAC

  • Dimensions: 83 x 83 x 25mm


Added 4/2014

DLink mydlink Home Music Everywhere EUR 56,84



A streaming audio player supporting both Airplay and DLNA the size of a power plug.


  • AirPlay
  • DLNA
  • Web UI
  • 802.11n/g/b wireless
  • WPS
  • 3.5 mm stereo Jack

dimensions: 54 x 42 x 54.5 mm


Added 10/2014

Rocki $49,-

WiFi receiver controlled by an app (Android/iOS)


Analog out (3.5mm jack)

Plays what your phone plays.

Supports Soundcloud and LastFM

Claims to support lossless formats but no maximum resolution is specified.

Rocki Play+ features Toslink and HDMI out.

Added 10/2014

Venztech A1 49,95


  • Airplay
  • DLNA
  • USB


Output: analog

Added 2017