The folks over at raspberry pi just announced that they will officially support and sell the iq audio products under the raspberry pi brand:
Very interesting boards and features. I will definitely look at the raspberry pi zero size hat that will arrive in the new year. It has a build in mic and a speaker amp plus a green and a red led on two gpios. It also has a mono mic in.
Definitely good to know that audio is now also an official focus of the pi folks.
Not that I like them due to the drivers but the 2 mic hats & clones are half the price. The driver can be fixed with
Then no kernel freeze with the above, as not sure why respeaker do that or put all card drivers in a single unyielding package
Summing a stereo pair gives minimal advantage as you also sum SNR so its my usual reply on this one and its a £1.50 usb sound card.
Its sort of strange as the audio hats are quite prolific in number but really much of the same.
Microchip do an audio processor that has all the bells and whistles and they did a raspberry image.
The chip is relatively cheap <£5 2/3 mic beamforming that you can add a 2nd for 4/6 mic.
Maybe its a need for custom kernel or something but if one of those came out for £20 then my reply of.