I am currently looking to connect my Fire TV Stick and Echo Show 5 to my Soundbar that has only optical port, Line in Aux and no HDMI ! It also has inbuilt Bluetooth 5.0 !
Mostly I am looking for help in what’s the best way to connect fire Tv to Soundbar !
Fire TV stick (audio source) -> Bluetooth -> Soundbar DAC -> Soundbar Amp -> Soundbar Speakers.
Fire TV stick (audio source) -> Bluetooth -> Pi - HifiBerry Digi plus -> Soundbar DAC (soundbar connected via optical link to HifiBerry card) -> Soundbar Amp -> Soundbar Speakers.
The second setup gives me an added advantage that I can use my Pi as a Bluetooth receiver so I can setup my echo (however echo doesn’t need it as sound bar has inbuilt Bluetooth). However I can use my Pi for multiroom music setup and also get lossless audio through squeezelite / airplay apart from using it as an audio receiver for my fire Tv .
But does too many hops using a Pi beat the sound quality coming from fire TV ?