I’m working on a headphone listening setup for my bedroom, to sit on a bedside table. My main question: is there any difference from an audio perspective of using a RPi vs my iPhone as a bridge, assuming that both would feed into the same or similar DAC & headphone AMP?
In other words, if I’m going to be buying a portable DAC/amp combo like the iFi (or something similar) to use as an on-the-go rig, would there be any benefit to having a RPi in the bedroom to hook it up to for listening in bed, or would I get the same audio quality from just plugging the thing into my phone when I’m in bed?
From my research, it seems like both the iPhone and the RPi would be able to feed the same digital audio bits to the DAC/amp. Would there be any meaningful difference from an audio perspective?