I’m thinking about buying an Orchard Audio Pecan Pi to use as a headphone amp/DAC. I already have a Meridian Prime and Dragonfly Cobalt, but I’m interested in trying something else. My headphones are Sony WH-1000XM3 and Aeon Flow open back.
I am torn between The Pecan Pi Streamer and the Pecan Pi USB DAC. They are the same price. I think I have just about convinced myself the Streamer makes more sense but I’m still on the fence.
To use the Streamer, I would simply run another 6 foot ethernet cable from my switch with one open port available. To use the USB DAC, I would run a short USB cable from my RPi4 where the Meridian Prime is plugged in. I believe I would simply need to turn off the Meridian Prime to use the Pecan Pi and vice-versa.
Anyway, unless someone gives me some info I’m not thinking about, I’ll go with the Pecan Pi Streamer.