Pi3 or Pi4?
You might know, that we usually recommend to Pi4 instead of the Pi3 that is still available. However, some of you might have noticed already that the Pi4 is practically not available anywhere. This is caused by the general situation on the chip market – lots of parts are simply not available. If you want to build a new audio player today – what Pi should you buy? Our recommendation: Get the one you can buy somewhere. We don’t expect that the availability of chips will change soon. Therefore, the best is to buy now whatever is available. Both the Pi3 and the Pi4 are powerful enough for usual audio applications, HiFiberryOS fully supports both (just note the Bluetooth isn’t supported on the old Pi3B).
November 16, 2021