So, I have a HIFI system (Rega DAC, Arcam AMP, B&W speakers). So far, I was playing music in non-compressed format from my ipad. Gives a pretty good result for the money.
Recently, I decided to turn to the Raspberry Pi3 and Runeaudio to try something handier...ipad is nice but storage limited. So I have a Pi 3 and HIFIberry DIGI+ card. I connect this to my DAC with a high quality COAX...
And whatever I do, it never sounds quite as crisps, precise than my ipad...can't get why. Has the ipad such good electronics ? The ipad is connected through the lightning port with a USB cable specific for HIFI systems.
Now I have tried to read my files from a USB hard drive connected to the pi3...not great. Then I put the files on a NAS and connected the pi3 to the NAS...much better but still, the ipad gives more clear, sharp and precise output. It is particularly true with classical music and blues music with guitar solos...
So...any input ? Does anybody knows whether it's not possible to get results from a Pi3 with runeaudi and the Digi+ as good as an ipad ? I wish I could !