since a few weeks i run Volumio on on Hummingboard.
I own both the basic and pro-carriers and one microSOM-module: the i2ex. Dualcore and 1MB L2-cache.
I like it much, sounds better than RPi. Possible explanation:
- Hummingboard doesn’t share USB and Ethernet on one bus,
- I think the large L2-cache contributes much to sound quality.
I have best results with the basic carrier (no IR, no audio codec, no wifi, no etc). Cost is 3 times RPi but no regrets at all, very happy!
If you purchase, look in the mix-match section of the solid-run site and pick basic carrier combined with the i2ex MicroSOM.
I use dedicated and modded NAS because of better SQ (above SATA) in the former setup (mini iTX and mpdPup). If i get to it i will test the Pro-carrier with sata ssd connected.
My system: Dedicated & modded NAS -> Hummingboard basic/i2ex -> WaveIO usb-spdif -> Chord Hugo -> Arcam A90 ->PMC-OB1 -> my ears & brain (all very subjective)
best regards Douwe