I am a simple noob and kind of slow with all things electronics. Here's my simple question:
I'm considering an $85 Wiim Mini or a $140 Wiim Pro streamer to attach to my existing home stereo setup so that it shows in AirPlay on iOS along with my Sonos speakers when I want to stream music or podcasts throughout the house.
I have a pair of Sonos Ones and a Sonos Sub Mini, and I use AirPlay 2 (not the Sonos app) to stream music and podcasts. *All I want to do is add my home stereo setup to AirPlay so that I can have synced whole-house audio.* Will a Wiim Mini (or the Pro) get me there? Thanks.
Full disclosure: I’m not a Wiim user and I almost never use AirPlay 2.
My experience is that AirPlay 2 streams to a single device. If Wiim can stream to multiple devices using AirPlay 2 you have a small chance at streaming to your stereo and SONOS. With respect to SONOS, you could send AirPlay 2 to a SONOS AirPlay 2 capable unit, then use the SONOS Group capability to play on multiple SONOS units. Note that there will be a 75ms latency with the SONOS units. It’s likely that there will be a different latency with the receiver. The latency will be a big bother if you can simultaneously hear output from multiple devices. The latency will not be an issue if the devices are in distant rooms.
Airplay2 can sync multiple speakers. You can adjust the latency on the Wiim.