My wife and I left town on Christmass Day to visit relatives in NC. While there, I ordered a Raspberry Pi 4, CanaKit USB-C Power Supply, FLIRC case, and SanDisc Ultra 16GB Micro SDHC card from Amazon for a total of $73.71 delivered. When we got home this afternoon, it was all there waiting for me.
It took about 10 minutes to download RoPieeeXL and using Etcher, burn the software onto the SD card. Another 5 minutes to assemble the Raspberry Pi into the FLIRC case and maybe 5 minutes to get up and running in Roon.
So far, everything seems to be working great with my Dragonfly Cobalt plugged directly into the Raspberry Pi and using my Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones. I think the SQ is probably no different from that I’ve experienced using the Dragonfly and Sony headphones with any other configuration.
One question I have. Can I just leave this running all the time or do I need to unplug it when not in use? It’s barely warm to the touch, but I don’t want to burn it out or burn out my Dragonfly.