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Auralic Aries G1 vs. Google Chromecast (3rd Generation) + 9

Auralic Aries G1

Auralic Aries G1

£1,582.50

£1,695.00 Incl. delivery
Google Chromecast (3rd Generation)

Google Chromecast (3rd Generation)

3.7

£29.95

£30.00 Incl. delivery
Apple TV 4K 32GB

Apple TV 4K 32GB

4.2
“Streaming”

£178.80

Free delivery
nVidia Shield TV Pro 16GB (2019)

nVidia Shield TV Pro 16GB (2019)

4.6

£198.98

Free delivery
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

2.8

£39.75

£47.74 Incl. delivery
nVidia Shield TV 8GB (2019)

nVidia Shield TV 8GB (2019)

4.7

£148.97

£148.98 Incl. delivery
Google Chromecast Ultra

Google Chromecast Ultra

3.9

£59.99

£63.93 Incl. delivery
Roku Streaming Stick+

Roku Streaming Stick+

£39.00

£39.99 Incl. delivery
Apple TV 32GB (4th Generation)

Apple TV 32GB (4th Generation)

3.9

£148.80

Free delivery
Amazon Fire TV Cube

Amazon Fire TV Cube

3.8

£99.98

£109.00 Incl. delivery
Bluetooth
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth version
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
4.1
4.0
Ethernet connection
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Speed
10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Mbit/s
10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Mbit/s
10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Mbit/s
10/100 Mbit/s
10/100 Mbit/s
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless networking standard (IEEE 802.11)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
3D support (3D-Ready)
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
HDR
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Type of HDR
Dolby Vision, HDR10
Dolby Vision, HDR10
Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, HDR10+
Dolby Vision, HDR10
Dolby Vision, HDR10
Radio receiver
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Streaming standards
AirPlay, Spotify Connect, Tidal
Miracast, Google Cast/Chromecast
AirPlay
Google Cast/Chromecast, Amazon Music
Amazon Music
Google Cast/Chromecast, Amazon Music
Miracast, Amazon Music
Google Cast/Chromecast
AirPlay
Amazon Music
Analogue RCA stereo inputs
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
Analogue RCA stereo outputs
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
0 pair
Front/side connections
HDMI, USB
HDMI
HDMI
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDMI version
2.0a
2.0b
2.0b
2.0b
1.4
Headphone output
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other connectors
Digital coaxial output (S/PDIF), Balanced output (digital) XLR, Digital optical output (S/PDIF)
Composite output
USB
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Number of USB host ports
1 ​
0 ​
2 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
USB (total)
2 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
USB powered (only via USB)
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
USB recording feature (PVR)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
USB version
2.0
3 (Gen 1)
2.0
2.0
2.0
Audio format
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus
DTS 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus
Supported audio files
MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, AAC+, eAAC+, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
MP3, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC
MP3, WMA, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
MP3, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
MP3
MP3, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC, AIFF, AAC+, Apple Lossless (ALAC)
MP3, FLAC, WAV (PCM), AAC
Supported image files
JPEG/JPG, PNG
JPEG/JPG, TIFF, GIF
JPEG/JPG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, GIF
JPEG/JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
JPEG/JPG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, GIF
JPEG/JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
JPEG/JPG, TIFF, PNG, GIF
JPEG/JPG, TIFF, GIF
JPEG/JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF
Supported video files
MPEG2, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, AVI, HEVC/H.265
MPEG1, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, MOV, HEVC/H.265
DivX, Xvid, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV, AVC/H.264, WMV9 HD (VC-1), AVI, Matroska (MKV), MOV, TS, HEVC/H.265, VP9
MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, AVCHD, HEVC/H.265, VP9
DivX, Xvid, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, WMV, AVC/H.264, WMV9 HD (VC-1), AVI, Matroska (MKV), MOV, HEVC/H.265, VP9
MPEG1, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, AVCHD, HEVC/H.265
MPEG2, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, AVI, HEVC/H.265
MPEG1, MPEG4, AVC/H.264, MOV, HEVC/H.265
AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
320 mm
51.8 mm
98 mm
25.9 mm
16 mm
165 mm
12.6 mm
58.2 mm
98 mm
86.1 mm
Height
80 mm
13.8 mm
35 mm
159 mm
142 mm
40 mm
30 mm
13.7 mm
35 mm
76.9 mm
Width
340 mm
51.8 mm
98 mm
98 mm
38 mm
40 mm
85.9 mm
58.2 mm
98 mm
86.1 mm
Product weight
7.2 kg
0.04 kg
0.43 kg
0.25 kg
0.05 kg
0.14 kg
0.03 kg
0.05 kg
0.03 kg
0.43 kg
0.47 kg
Features
DLNA, Support for internet radio, Display, Mobile app for controlling features, Support for multiroom
Remote control, Mobile app for controlling features
Remote control, Display, Mobile app for controlling features
DLNA, Remote control, Memory card reader, Mobile app for controlling features
Remote control
DLNA, Remote control, Memory card reader
Remote control, Mobile app for controlling features
Mobile app for controlling features
Remote control
Support for internet radio, Remote control, Mobile app for controlling features
Remote control
D/A audio
32 bit / 384 kHz
24 bit / 192 kHz
24 bit / 192 kHz
24 bit / 192 kHz
Media processor
No
Marvell 88DE3006
Apple A10X Fusion
Nvidia Tegra X1+
Nvidia Tegra X1+
MediaTek MT8127
Marvell 88DE3006
Apple A8
Video formats supported
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p (Full HD), 1080i, 480i, 576i, 2160p (4K Ultra HD)
Separate power connector (mains)
Large power inlet connector (e.g. IEC C13/C17)
Via AC adapter
Small power inlet connector (e.g. IEC C7)
Via AC adapter
Via AC adapter
Via AC adapter
No
Via AC adapter
Small power inlet connector (e.g. IEC C7)
Operating system
Chrome OS
Apple tvOS
Android
Fire OS
Android
Fire OS
Chrome OS
Apple tvOS
Fire OS
Internal storage space
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Internal storage space (size)
32 GB
16 GB
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
32 GB
Internal storage space (type)
Flash memory/SSD
Flash memory/SSD
Flash memory/SSD
Flash memory/SSD
Flash memory/SSD
Flash memory/SSD
Support for built-in hard drive
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No