Sometimes it just has to be small. For this use case HiFiBerry have built the DAC+ Zero, that fits perfectly onto a Raspberry Pi Zero. It does not have the advanced features as volume control, EEPROM, ultra-low-noise regulators, but still offers a very good sound quality and 192kHz/24bit playback.
Need a case? Check out the UniPiCase for the HiFiBerry DAC+ Zero!
The board comes without spacers or a male header (the male header is needed to mount it on the Raspberry Pi Zero W, all other Raspberry Pi boards already have the male header mounted).
Note that for the Raspberry PI Zero W, you need to solder a 40-pin male header to the board to fit it to this HAT. This header isn’t included but we do sell them separately here! The Zero WH has a header pre-soldered and doesn't need this.