Pirate Audio Headphone Amp for Raspberry Pi

Regular price $33.95

The ultimate hackable headphone amp for your desk! Pirate Audio Headphone Amp for Raspberry Pi has an I2S DAC, headphone amplifier, high-res display, and playback control buttons.

Build your own home-brew iPod Nano with Pirate Audio Headphone Amp! It's an all-in-one solution, with gorgeous album art display, track info, and playback controls, for playing your local audio files (MP3, FLAC, etc) or streaming music from Spotify. The DAC and headphone amp give you crisp digital amplified audio through your wired headphones.


Our Pirate Audio software and installer installs the Python library for the LCD, configures the I2S audio and SPI, and then installs Mopidy and our custom Pirate Audio plugins to display album art and track info, and to use the buttons for playback control.

Here's how to get started:

  1. Set an SD card up with the latest version of Raspbian.
  2. Connect to Wi-Fi or a wired network.
  3. Open a terminal and type the following:
    git clone https://github.com/pimoroni/pirate-audio
    cd pirate-audio/mopidy
    sudo ./install.sh
  4. Reboot your Pi

You can find more detailed instructions here:https://github.com/pimoroni/pirate-audio/tree/master/mopidy


  • If you want to use these boards with a Pibow Coupé case (either for the Zero / Zero W or Pi 4), then you'll need to use a booster header to raise it up a little.
  • Amplified digital audio (24-bit / 192KHz) over I2S; PAM8908 headphone amplifier chip; Low-gain / high-gain switch (high-gain boosts by 12dB); PCM5100A DAC chip
  • 3.5mm stereo jack; Four tactile buttons
  • 1.3" IPS colour LCD (240x240px) (ST7789 driver)
  • Mini HAT-format board; Fully-assembled; Compatible with all 40-pin header Raspberry Pi models
  • Dimensions: 65x30.5x9.5mm