I want to build a Picroft for testing and if I like it, i want to build one for every room. My main goal is to control my smarthome devices by voice. Well, I mostly want to control openHAB with Picroft.
I also want to build them in different shapes, like a ceiling cube, that includes Picroft, some beefy speakers and smart room lighting…
But for now I’m still wondering which mic array to get. As I see it, there are three (circular) Respeaker Arrays to choose from:
ReSpeaker 4-Mic Array for Raspberry Pi (25 bucks)
ReSpeaker 6-Mic Circular Array (40 bucks)
ReSpeaker Mic Array v2.0 with XVF-3000 (70 bucks)
So the million dollar question is, which ones the best? I really like that they all got RGB LED. I think the cheaper two are not very different, except that one uses 4 and the other uses 6 mics.
What really interests me, is how much better the hardware accelerated one with the XVF-3000 chip really is, is it worth the premium I would pay? Did anyone of you compare it with one of the cheaper options?