Thanks for your reply man. I'm not sure if my Macbook Pro has that capability. Its generation 4,1.
NVM I looked it up just now and it says the headphone jack doubles as an optical out! Well ****...I never knew that. How do I implement the optical out? Does it just work automatically when I plug in a mini toslink cable or are there settings I need to set for it to work? Suggestions on a high quality mini toslink cable?
Does the quality of the macbook pro's soundcard matter with the mini toslink or with digital audio in general? And do the digital outputs of soundcards color the sound?
Does the buy better gear light pertain to just USB or all inputs?
I don''t know if this was covered.
USB let's you clock up to 192kHz
S/PDIF optical is 96kHz max.
Does it matter?
I ...me.. I can't tell the difference between 96 flac source and 192 flac source. Plus 96 flac content costs less.
Can you play 192 kHz flac over optical Toslink? Yes. The DAC will down sample 192 to 96.