I should note that some DACs have issues with reclocking the signal between songs, which could cause it to lose the first second of each song. So, it would be worth doing some research on the subject before you pick out a DAC or before you buy an Airport Express to use with a DAC you already own. I have no issues with the 3 DACs I own, so I am not sure how many DACs have this issue.
As you can see in the picture above, the Remote App will also allow the user to control the volume on each device which is nice if you have a radio or amp without a remote to control the volume and you don't sit nearby.
While this article is not all inclusive, I hope it helps you better understand how to use Airplay in your network. For me, it is a tool I use daily for music and occasionally for video. However, please be aware that some older iOS devices can't be updated to work with Airplay, so you may want to research a little more if you decide to pick up an older iOS device for this purpose.