In the digital category you will find everything from standard CD players to network players (streamers) to allow playback of various digital mediums.
There are CD players from Audio Analogue,Audio Research,Densen,Esoteric,Moon,Plinius and more all the way to universal players from Esoteric or Electrocampaniet which enable customers to be able to play a CD,DVD,DVD-A,SACD,Bluray and network facility all from one box!
A great way to start down the streaming path is to use a network player with a high quality DAC (digital to analogue converter) to replay either standard CD rips or high resolution file downloads up to 24bit 192khz (some DAC units go to an even higher sampling rate than this).
Why not simply hook up your PC or laptop to a USB DAC to play high resolution files at 24bit 192khz?
For an even simpler setup why not use the fantastic Audioquest Dragonfly USB DAC straight from your PC or laptop connected to your system or headphones?
But let's not forget that regardless what may be said by the press or recording industry there are a MASSIVE amount of CD`s still being used by music lovers throughtout the world. Many manufacturers are still producing CD players from entry level to high end, costing many thousands of pounds, which offer truly stunning results.