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Would this work (E17 with mixamp) ?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

My laptop sound card is broken (mic input is fine tho) so I'm going to buy a FiiO E17, but I'd also like to get some surround sound when I play games. So I thought about this and came up with a solution I think, by the way the Mixamp is the old old one, the one that doesn't have USB sound input.

Sound: Laptop --> E17 --> Mixamp --> Headphone

Microphone: Laptop --> Mixamp --> Mic

 

Would this work or I'm just going to get problems? I'm open  to other solutions

post #2 of 7
Thread Starter 

Would the mixamp still be able to "do it's work" or the E17 will completly remove the chance of getting a sense of surround?

post #3 of 7

I'm guessing you will need an external USB sound card (to get surround sound).

post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

I'm guessing you will need an external USB sound card (to get surround sound).

Well the E17 is my sound card

post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by WarpedMonkey View Post

Well the E17 is my sound card

E17 great little DAC/amp, but comes with zero surround sound for anything.

And the Mix-amp. can not create real surround sound with only a 2-channel feed.

Does your laptop come with an optical output?

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

All I have is a SPDIF out, tried connecting the mixamp but no sound is coming out of it.

 

I used 3.5mm to toslink --> mixamp

 

EDIT: ooooooooooooooooo I think it's a coaxial SPDIF out, guess I'll need to order a cable to test it out.


Edited by WarpedMonkey - 10/12/12 at 12:17pm
post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

Welp, I got a coaxial cable and was able to get everything like I wanted.

 

Thank you

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