USB DAC compatibility List

Name: PreSonus AudioBox USB
Receiver:
DAC:
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2.201, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
Harware Mixer on Volumio: NO
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: Worked perfectly with no tweaking
Buying Link: Amazon, Guitar Center, etc.

Name: Musical Fidelity MX-DAC
Receiver: ?
DAC: PCM1795 32 bit / 192kHz Multi-bit Sigma-Delta type
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: 2.x up to 2.201 x86 + Raspberry Pi 2, 2.502 Raspberry Pi 3
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Tested at least the following:

  1. 2.x up to 2.201 x86:
    PCM: 16/44.1 up to 24/192 PCM
    DSD: DSD64 (works via DoP only!)
    via Sources: internal disk, network storage or DLNA (DSD as DoP),

  2. 2.x up to 2.201 Raspberry Pi 2
    PCM: 16/44.1 up to 24/96 (most of the time, possible bandwidth limitation / hardware)
    DSD: no smooth playback possible (works via DoP only!)
    via Sources: network storage or DLNA

  3. 2.502 Raspberry Pi 3
    PCM: 16/44.1 up to 24/192 PCM
    DSD: DSD64 (works via DoP only!)
    via Source: USB SSD to DAC

Buying Link: musicalfidelity.com/dealers

Name: Audio-GD - NFB 1.38 DAC (Balanced ES9038Pro Amanero USB DAC)
Receiver:?
DAC: Sabre32 DA chip ES9038Pro.
Async: yes.
Working with Volumio: yes.
Tested Versions and Platforms: all.
Harware Mixer on Volumio: no.
HW Mixer string:
Comments: I2’s direct input on DAC also works.
Buying Link: audio-gd.com/Pro/dac/NFB1.38/NFB1.38EN.htm

Name: Zhilai Audio H1 USB DAC
Receiver:
DAC: PCM2704
Async:
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: 2.194 on BeagleBone Black
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string:
Comments:
Buying Link: multiple offerings at aliexpress

Name: JDS Labs ODAC (ObjectiveDAC)
Receiver: Tenor TE7022
DAC: ESS Sabre ES9023
Async: NO
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio v2 on RPi 3
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string: n/a
Comments: nwavguy.blogspot.com/2012/04/odac-released.html
Buying Link: jdslabs.com/products/46/sta … dac-rev-b/

Name: TOPPING D30
Receiver: XMOS
DAC: Cirrus CS4398 DAC
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: ODROID C2 / volumio 2.238
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string: -
Comments: USB: 16-24bit/44.1-192kHz, DSD64, DSD128, Optical: 16-24bit/32-192kHz, Coaxial: 16-24bit/32-192kHz
Link: tpdz.net/en/products/d30/index.htm

Name: AQVOX USB2D/A MKII
Receiver: AK4125 – AK4114 – PCM2906
DAC: 2x PCM1796
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio v2 on RPi 3
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: —
HW Mixer string: —
Comments: USB 1.1 driverless capable only 44.1/48, but everything beyond this will be played as well as 48khz, with dedicated driver and USB 2.0 up to 24/192
Buying Link: myhifishop.de/Devices/AQVOX- … C::50.html

Name: Yamaha CD-S2100
Receiver:
DAC: ESS9016
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Raspberry 3 Volumio 2.246
Harware Mixer on Volumio:
HW Mixer string:
Comments:
Buying Link: usa.yamaha.com/products/audio_v … index.html

Name : Furutech ADL GT40a
Receiver :VIA VT1736 USB chip
DAC : Cirrus Logic CS4270
Async : not sure
Working with Volumio: Yes, but with reservations
Tested Versions and Platforms: Rpi model B + Volumio 2.2.4.6 Also - generic x86 PC + Volumio 2.254
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Yes

Comments: Distortion on midrange to treble on RPi model B connected via USB. Good sound quality when used with x86 via USB.

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Name: Breeze Audio SU1
Receiver: XMOS
DAC: AK4495SEQ
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2.24, Rpi Zero W
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string:
Comments: headphone output (Muses 8820), RCA preamp out, usb OTG cable from Rpi
Buying Link: AliExpress / Ebay

Name: Topping NX4
Receiver: ?
DAC: ?
Async: No
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2.24, Rpi Zero W
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string:
Comments: portable headphone amp, apple lightning and android usb OTG, usb OTG cable from Rpi
Buying Link: AliExpress / Ebay

Name: XuanZu U-202
Receiver: CM108
DAC: TDA1305T
Async: No
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2.24, Rpi Zero W
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Tube headphone DAC/amp, many different names on Ebay/AliExpress. usb OTG cable from Rpi
Buying Link: AliExpress / Ebay

Name: Dion Audio DAC32
Receiver: Xmos
DAC: PCM1795
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: All
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string: hw:CARD=L20, DEV=0
Comments: Bit perfect DAC up to 32 Bit/384 kHz and DSD 64/128/256
Buying Link: dionaudio.nl/index.php/products/detail/dac32
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Name: LG HiFi Plus
Receiver:
DAC: ESS9028
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Rasberry Pi3 Volumio v2.246
Harware Mixer on Volumio: YES
HW Mixer string:
Comments:
Buying Link:

Name: iFi iOne
Receiver:
DAC: Burr Brown
Async: YES
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Rasberry Pi3 Volumio v2.246
Harware Mixer on Volumio: NO
HW Mixer string:
Comments:
Buying Link:

Name: Chord Mojo
Receiver: ?
DAC: Custom FPGA DAC
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2.246 on RPi 3 B
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string: ?
Comments: Software volume control works for local files, not for Spotify. Results in silence for Spotify.
Buying Link: chordelectronics.co.uk/product/mojo/

Name: Audioquest Dragonfly Red
Receiver: ?
DAC: 32-bit ESS 9016 DAC
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2.246 on RPi 3 B
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: No
HW Mixer string: ?
Comments: No hardware or software volume control. Soft volume control setting breaks Spotify.
Buying Link: audioquest.com/dragonfly-series/

Name: POP PULSE WM8741
Receiver: Tenor 7022L
DAC: Wolfson wm8741
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes 100%
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2.246 on mini86 by Volumio shop
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string: any
Comments: input USB max 96Khz/24bit, autoreclok by Volumio for 88.2/176.4/192 Khz to max input 96Khz without resampling option.
Buying Link: audiophonics.fr/en/appareils … -6951.html

Name: Resonessence Labs Herus+
Receiver: ?
DAC: ESS9010-2M
Async: Yes
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2.246 and Raspberry Pi 3-B
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string:
Comments: Gets recognized by Volumio 2.246 and offers its name for selection under hardware / mixer control name, works well with Volumio and even hardware volume control works, software volume control does not work
Buying Link: their web

Name: Audio gd
Receiver: Amenaro 384
DAC: r2r da7
Async:no
Working with Volumio: no
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 2.246 and Raspberry Pi 3-B
Hardware Mixer on Volumio: no

keep fail open audio output

Name: SMSL Q5 Pro
Receiver: USB (micro)
DAC: ?
Async:
Working with Volumio: Yes
Tested Versions and Platforms: 2.296
Harware Mixer on Volumio: Yes
HW Mixer string: N/A
Comments: Nice compact amplifier, with a variety of inputs & phono out
Buying Link: amazon.co.uk/Q5-Integrated- … B015ZHZG1K

Name: SMSL AD18
Receiver: USB micro
DAC: TAS5508C
Async:
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: Working on PI 3 Pi 2 Pi 1, tested succesfully with Pi Zero W
Harware Mixer on Volumio: No.
HW Mixer string: None tried.
Comments: one of the best value I ever saw, with BlueTooth v4.2, NFC, USB Optical Jack and Coax input, AND SUBWoofer outpout, color lcd display, remote, what else !!
Link to product Page : http://smsl-audio.com/productshow.asp?id=95

Only drawback you can’t modify volume using Volumio interface. Any information about this will be greatly appreciated. :mrgreen:

Buying Link: 140$ at amazon, can be found at 120€ at CDiscount (France) when special offers occur…
Edit: available for 109$ at MassDrop…