After using Volumio for a few days with my Raspberry Pi and a HifiBerry DAC+, I’m quite pleased with the sound quality and the ease of setup and configuring everything to my needs. I had been using runeaudio (a very similar audio package which seems like it might have had a common heritage at some point) for about 6 months and was having some difficulty doing everything I wanted with rune. So I tried Volumio and I’m finding it easier to do what I want to do using it - so far anyway.
I like a wide range of music and have music largely as a background to my life when I’m at home. However, I’m not an “serious” audiophile. I like a reasonably good quality sound, but I am also quite ready to make what I consider reasonable compromises. So far, I haven’t felt the need for re-clockers, tube amplifiers, or flac encoding. My entire digital music collection is high bit rate MP3 and I frequently listen to streaming audio. The sound I get from my $30 Lepai 2020 amp and my ancient Energy speakers suits me very well.
There are a number of things I like about Volumio (compared to that other similar music player )
- It is based on Debian which I’m quite familiar with.
- I like Volumio’s web interface in general and handling of internet radio stations in particular.
- Volumio’s plugin system makes it easier for others to contribute
So, hello again. I look forward to meeting some of you in the forum.