First of all, apologies if this has been already discussed. I have read many forums quite a lot about subject “Raspberry as HIFI/High-End audio player”.
My first impressions were that it can be, but then as I read more, there seems to be problems and hiccups along the way (clock&pops, crappy usb driver, clock problems -> jitter). This gives me impression that its far from High-End.
It seems Raspberry has at least one audio related problem: broken USB drivers causes pops and clicks in audio.
Also there is discussions people asking whether this and that DAC is good for Raspberry Pi. Also I haven’t found any discussion where people had actually A/B listened raspberry hifi setup vs Commecrial audio High-End player. You you know some, please point out.
So my questions is, Is it possible to achieve High-End, bit perfect performance with decent price rasperry pi with DAC and power supply (decent price is imho under 150€)?
AFAIK (one of the) best setup is RaspberryPi + Hifiberry i2s DAC. Both having their own decent power supply. Is this setup correct? Or does best setup require isoncronous DAC so that any clock problems are nothing to worry about?
Thank you for answers. With this thread I don’t want to argue something against Raspberry or Volumio. I am merely trying to find out some answers.