it’s quite a while i’m considering to move from VoyageMPD+x86 to Volumio+ARM ,
but i’m not able to choose which ARM platform to buy…
i’m considering to use HAT board on RasPi2 (I2S to Coax, or directly a DAC) or Coaxial output on Hummingboard (i’ve some DACs with Coaxial input)
i’m aware of “shared USB bus” troubles of older RasPi when using USB DACs,
which seem to be solved with RasPi2,
and never affected Hummingboard due to its different architecture, without USB sharing for its internal devices,
am i right?
i’m not considering USB DACs for now, but i prefer a “complete” solution without any problem, also with USB DACs…
“RasPi2 + HAT board” solution has very similar cost compared to Hummingboard i1,
even if RasPi2+HAT is more friendly in purchasing, RasPi2 in my country (Italy) and HAT board inside EU,
Hummingboard is only outside EU…
Similar costs but not similar HW performance,
i presume RasPi2 has to be compared at least with Hummingboard-i2eX,
but what are HW performance requirements for Volumio?
Hummingboard-i1 is quite enough, Hummingboard-i2 or i2eX can give more possibilities (upsampling for example) or just better sound quality than i1?
Volumio is perfecly compatible with every Hummingboard version?
Which of all these platforms (RasPi2 + HAT boards, or Hummngboards) can give better sound quality ? (less jitter for example)
Can you help me choosing my Volumio platform ?
Thanks in advance,