Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cubieboard + Shairport + USB Audio

RPi Replacement

I've previously mentioned a way to use Raspberry Pi with Shairport for supporting AirTunes, and redirect the output to USB audio device. However, due to the BUGGY USB host driver of RPi, the USB packet loss problem (which causes clicks/pops) remains until today. Finally I lose my patience and start looking for a replacement, and found the replacement solution - Cubieboard.


Here are the improvements after replacing RPi with Cubieboard:
  • No more clicks/pops
  • Rapid response to AirTunes
  • The same sound quality
So, if you lose patience for RPi like me, I'll suggest you to give Cubieboard a try.