Hey music lovers
yeah, we did the soundcheck yesterday.
10 listeners aged from 17 to 78 did find the way to this unique volumio soundcheck.
Some of them were at soundcheck before. So we could say that all devices are more close to each other.
You can’t go really wrong with one of these devies! Each device does have a special purpose.
nanosound dac for example is very tricky. with this one you can add an OLED and this works like a charme, updates will work, because this is made via plugin… additional amp is also avaible…
Dacberrypro+ does have a dedicated Headpone amp/Jack and primo does have analog and digital output options…
So after hearing the playlist we start the discussion. this is always very interesting.
There was no ‘one’ winner.
We decided to put out the devices wich no one had as number one or two.
So Pecan Pi, Aroio, Mamboberry and evo sabre were votet for final round.
We find , that these were very, very closed to each other.
At this point some loved more the ESS boards, some of us more the TI boards.
Aroio is very precise, sometimes to technical so pecan pi was more enjayable.
pecan pi is very detailed and very present. one said this presence is exhausting.
This is the point going to ESS. When some are more loving this presence others like to have a bit more distance to the soundtheatre.
This was our Playlist yesterday:
All files in different formats (mp3,flac up to 192)
Soundcheck is an independent and non profit association of HI-FI enthusiasts, gathering together to evaluate with double-blind methodology several Audio equipments. (typically I2S hats for Raspberry PI)
Many thanks to all supporters, to make this soundcheck as great as it is!
(Orchardaudio, allo, collybia, osa, nanomesher, audiophonics and last but not least volumio)