You know the way all digital sounds the same? A story of Max2Play and some others
You know the way all digital sounds the same?
Especially streamers. You know they do, don't you?
I shouldn't have been surprised at this one. But I was. And am, by the scale of this one.
So, broadly, for the Raspberry Pi, there are MPD-based (music player daemon) apps and Squeezelite-based ones. I don't like this idea of calling the contents of our Raspberry Pi microSD cards operating systems. There are OSs, but that's not all.
My experience has been, in the MPD world, MoOde sounds better than Volumio, by quite a bit (I'm a measurement fiend at heart) and that MoOde sounds better than piCorePlayer, that is based on Squeezelite. But not a lot more.
So why did I try Max2Play? Madness, that's why!
Long story short, with Squeezelite installed (I can apparently install MDP, too (more fun to come)) I get the best sound of all.
Some of the directness and detail of MoOde, with the acoustic realism of piCorePlayer. And it's a big step up.
That's as far as I've got, but Max2Play with Squeezelite is currently at the top of the pile.