Hi folks. To those of you who have done research on the latest SBCs and maybe have had the chance to even compare some of them, which one would you say is the best replacement for a portable music player in terms of quick boot up time and responsiveness (when coupled w/ a smartphone to select music)?
I am basically looking to replace my fiio X1 music player with a bedside SBC so that I can use a 1 TB external hard drive and take advantage of my smartphone’s touchscreen.
If I can be even more specific with my question: I read the specs of Raspberry Pi 3, Odroid C2, and Asus Tinker Board, and the one lingering question I have is whether the superior hardware (processor/ram) of the Odroid or Tinkerboard relative to the Raspberry actually translates to a better music listening experience as it relates to boot up speed, hdd access speed, and overall responsiveness. I would be quite happy getting the “less capable” raspberry pi 3 if it will do perfectly (no lag) for just listening to mp3/flac accessed from the hdd.