I am planning to get headphone DAC/AMP Fiio E10K. It has PCM 5102 chip. Its not same product as Fiio E10 – because the chip is different. I am wondering will it work with Ubuntu 14.04. If it does how will I get it do work. I am using Dell Latitude E5420. Information I have gathered this far:
Someone on Twitter claims it works great with Ubuntu Studio: https://twitter.com/maxisliwa/status/524537158099812352
Something I have heard on many reviews: This is a USB Audio Class 1 device that does not require drivers be installed, even on Linux.
Arcam rPAC with same DAC problem here: ARCAM rPAC USB sound card not working on Ubuntu 12.04 Claims not to be working.
I really do not want to end up buying and then dissapointed.
So does anyone has any information whether it works, is supported, or are there any workarounds? I send an e-mail to Fiio – also waiting their reply.
Received a short reply from FiiO Custom Service: "The E10K can be supported on Ubuntu. Kindly be noted that, the DAC chip(such as PCM5102) has nothing to do with the supportability on the computer OS, and it depends on the receiving chip in the circuit."