This project looks very promising. I have several headless computers in use and try to find the best way to build a music streamer.
As an audiophile I see there are some promising developments on sound quality through streaming. I have been using a Top level CD player and was never impressed by the sound quality from commercial streaming devices. Last year I build a DDDAC converter and that changed the game, this was better than my CD player!
I have been using Raspberry Pi with mpd but got issues with the limited USB/ethernet bus speed, giving package loss.
Than I tried mpdpup on an Alix board. That was much better, this is a very stable system (using ethernet).
But it seems that development on the mpdpup has stopped. This is a pity because I expect with some tweaking mpd Sound can be improved even more.
Than I found the Raspyfi/ Volumio stuff. This has some nice features like Airplay and webradio that mpdpup does not have. Also the GUI is a nice touch for a Linux Noob like me.
I am now experimenting with Volumio 1.1 and got it running on a Raspberry Pi with ehternet. Wifi does work but has issues.
I hope this software will develop into a nice suite with expanding possebilities and improving stability and sound.
Can I make a suggestion? Changing the Kernel parameters from the GUI would be a very nice feature. This way everyone can adjust to their own situation.
Keep up the good work and all the best wishes for 2014!