HiFi Rose's RS250B is a network streamer with a full chassis front touch-panel for selecting and controlling applications. The RS250B is the more moderately priced network streamer while the RS150B is the higher performance model with more inputs and outputs.
-Front panel touchpanel to control all functions -Podcast app -Rosetube video app - shows a subset of music oriented youtube videos -Native Tidal and Qobuz music streaming -Local netowrk music streaming -Internet tuner with tuning fork display -4K HDMI video output. Play internet or localy stored video -Meter display - match your Mac, match your Luxman.
What you give up with the RS250B compared to the 150B: -Smaller touchscreen, not quite as vibrant -Give up some sound quality. Build quality is less heroic. -Fewer Digital Inputs - no AES/EBU -Single ended output only - RS150 has Balanced. -RS250's HDMI output does not suppoert Audio Return Channel. RS150 has ARC -No Balanced outputs -Lose big-rig digital output features - AES/EBU out, I2SOUT
What you gain -Side mounted volume control -Headphone output (front panel). RS150B has no headphone out. -Smaller form factor