So I have just begin to assemble a “somewhat” budget, but still good compact music player. I have a Pi3 B+ for the base and intend to use it with Volumio, with a pair of active stereo speakers connected to it. So now, I’m looking for a good, but still budget USB soundcard, that is fine for this combination. My first choice would be the Sound BlasterX G1 USB sound card. Is any one here, who have experience that if this sound card is “compatible” with this combination and is totally issue free? I’m asking if its works fine with Volumio and if It’s volume could be controlled fine with the hardware method? (As I have read some complains elsewhere, pointing that some USB DACs/Sound cards volume can not be controlled by Volumio, or just by switching (thus reducing) the mode to the software method).
I hope someone could answer to these, and thank you!