Hey guys, long time lurker. First time poster.
I am considering buying the Essence STX or the ZxR.
I will be using the headphones and audio out of course, but also, I have a external TV BOX called a freebox. It has optical out, and I want to be able to put the sound through the card and listen to it with my usual speakers.
Is this possible ?
It's like a bluray player, you connect it to your TV With hdmi, but direct the sound to the optical cable and plug that into the sound card.
Will that work with headphones and speakers ?
can you enable both at the same time ? (speakers and headphones) for playback at the same time ?
The reason I ask is because my grandma doesn't hear sound very well, and we put the sound in the headphones and pump it way loud so she can hear like the rest of us.