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Anyway to add Optical Out to a laptop? (USB or ExpressCard)

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Any suggestions guys?

 

I have a Fiio E17 and when using USB to it the sound is all crackly.  Only happens in Windows 7 on this laptop (Linux works fine and all other computers I have used work).  So I am looking to get the sound to it another way.  Would a Creative X-Fi Notebook work?  Does it actually use it's own processor or does it just pass the normal USB audio (which may be the issue here :/)

 

Any other suggestions or thoughts?

 

Laptop is a Dell latitude XT if that matters.

post #2 of 7

Is it all audio or just when playing music?

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

All sound through the E17 when using Win7 on the laptop through USB.  Using just the amp of the E17 by using the headphone out jack works fine.

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Originally Posted by gohanssjn View Post
All sound through the E17 when using Win7 on the laptop through USB.  Using just the amp of the E17 by using the headphone out jack works fine.

"Guessing"
Could some setting on the Windows 7 are incorrect or messed up.

Have you checked all the setting in the Win 7's Audio (sound) control panel.

Try using a different program for playing audio files on the Win 7, have you tried Foobar?

 

 

post #5 of 7
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Yes and yes, saddly.  Even installed Windows 7 a few times over.  FiiO had no clue either and my desktop works fine (that is x64 though, but x64 did not fix the laptop issues).


Edited by gohanssjn - 3/9/12 at 6:27pm
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Isn't the Latitude XT a single core 1 GHz processor?...

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Originally Posted by astrallite View Post

Isn't the Latitude XT a single core 1 GHz processor?...



Dual Core 1.33.  Its own audio processor works fine... as does every other USB device.

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