I got these speakers a couple of months ago. Prior to them, I hadn’t been listenting music in a really long time. I have them connected straight up to the PC/laptop on-board sound, still they’re the best sounding around the place. So I basically know nothing about audio
I mostly listen to mp3 or spotify -but i might give a try to uncompressed audio if its worthwile- and watch 1080p movies. So I’m thinkig in volumio and openelec. I have a preferance towards USB. Since that way I could: listen music on the pi, watch movies & play games on the pc, and killing two birds with the same stone.
Budget-wise, speakers where 130 each, so you decide wha best. I’m thinking from Hifiberry( ) to dragonfly( ).