Do you expect that the audio passthrough issues on Intel (e.g. NUC11PAHi)
The audio passthrough issue has been reported to Intel driver people but no one's in a hurry to fix it.
May I ask you which machine you own yourself or plan to purchase?
I own an Asrock J4105B-ITX (Gemini Lake) board. I plan to upgrade it at some point to a Tiger Lake based mini-ITX board (most likely Celeron 6305 or Pentium Gold 7505) when they are available.