I'm currently using an Apple Airport Express (APE) to wirelessly receive music from my server. The APE uses 802.11n to communicate and seems to stream cleanly without skipping or dropouts. The APE offers a choice of either a 1/8" headphone jack for analog out or an optical digital connection (same jack) to be used with an outboard DAC.
Since the APE's analog out has all the sonic quality of the cheapest iPod, I have two choices for better audio - add a higher-quality external DAC or replace the APE with a wireless DAC of superior quality. In the spirit of "less equipment is better equipment," I'd prefer the latter option. Unfortunately, the only wireless DAC that I've been able to find is the Chord (which lacks balanced outputs).
Which (finally) brings me to my question - who else makes high-quality wireless DACs, preferably with XLR balanced outputs?
Thanks - Boomzilla