Hello music lovers. i would like to share my thoughts since no one made a comparison on some of the dacs on the market for RPI.
This is just my personal opinion, based on my personal system.
I have been buying dacs since last year to see their capabilities and if i like their sound. (before i had a metrum octave dac and a usb spdif audiophilleo)
At the moment i have 4 dacs , hifiberry dac+, iqaudio dac+, durio sound pro and mamboberry dac.
The first two dacs have the same chip pcm 5122 the sound is near but the iq audio has a bit more bass. They have clear sound but no musicality (that feeling that is missing something natural on the music). The durio(pcm 5102) sounds better thant the other two but a litle less real (more sintetic sound) than the mamboberry. The mamboberry has more bass definition, and the instruments sound more real, cymbals, voices etc. i ear true music, not sounds.
This is just my personal opinion and based on my system, i tested on volumio and other two similiar systems. I own an luxman amp and i´m a vinil guy with several turtables, so for me is dificult to listening to digital. But this dacs with volumio and or other systems available have very nice sound. (almost analog
i would like to ear more opinions since there are more RPI Dacs available.