I currently have a RPi2B with OSMC(kodi) and no onboard DAC. It is connected over HDMI to my Marantz SR7005 AV receiver/amp and B&W CM8S2’s.
I use this as my entertainment center (50% movies 50% music).
Now I have been thinking how I could improve my music quality and have been reading up online, but I can’t quite figure some things out.
I have been thinking about the following things, and since some of you have a similar setup I was hoping you could help me out.
Would getting an onboard DAC like HifiBerry for the Pi improve anything? Some say it improves audio quality, some say it won’t matter because my A/V receiver/amp already has a built-in DAC and connecting over HDMI already is good enough.
Would getting a 2nd pi to run volumio improve anything? Again conflicting info whether or not volumio would improve sound quality over using OSMC/kodi. I prefer using kodi because being able to browse music via my tv/remote & having visualisations (shadertoy).