The audio market is getting Roon Ready

Roon Labs is celebrating its success, revealing that the amount of Roon Ready certificates has increased tenfold since the start of the pandemic.

Last year saw just a handful of new products certified every month, whereas in the first half of 2021, Roon Labs is already announcing over 100 new Roon Ready and Roon Tested devices. In that timeframe, 40 new brands have submitted products for certification, including key product ranges and new launches from audio manufacturers such as ARCAM, Astell & Kern, Cambridge Audio, and JBL.

In total, Roon Labs now works with almost 200 audio brands, including Bowers & Wilkins, Denon, Devialet, KEF, Harman, McIntosh, and Naim Audio, and supports over 1000 individual products.

Roon’s versatility and widespread compatibility allows users to experience it with every audio product in their home, regardless of manufacturer, product type or price.

Interest in high-quality audio has peaked with recent announcements about lossless and high-resolution streaming Apple Music and others. Roon provides a very large and high-performing ecosystem for listening to high-resolution music for those who want to go beyond their mobile phone and Bluetooth headphones.

As well as the Roon Ready products available, there are also hundreds of Roon Tested products that bring the Roon experience to the home, with support for Sonos, AirPlay, and Google Cast streaming devices, as well as USB and HDMI receivers and DACs.

Roon uses an intuitive user interface with an ever-growing feature set and support for high-res PCM, DSD, and MQA digital audio file formats.