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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Alright, so heres the basic run down of my current situation. 

 

I just recently bought an Asus N56VJ-DH71 laptop for my own personal use. Now on the side of the laptop there is the connector for headphone use, but it also doubles as an S/PDIF connector.

 

What I was wondering is how that would be used.

 

In the future I would like to buy a Schiit Audio Bifrost as an external DAC to be used with some headphones that will also be a future purchase. Since the Bifrost is an additional $100 for USB connection I would rather find a way to use the other connection options it comes with. But I do not know if this laptop could even be used in that way, and if it can how. 

 

Can anyone help me out?

post #2 of 6

Well the Bifrost has both S/PDIF and TOSLINK input.


But it seems kind of weird that a laptop jack would be S/PDIF, can you actually fit an RCA cable on it? Does a light project out of it?

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

There is no light but it says right on the jack that it is S/PDIF.

 

The people from the Dedicated Source board recommended me something called a mini toslink cable.

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post #5 of 6

I do wish every smartphone/tabletlaptop etc, came with the dual purpose jack..

post #6 of 6

^^^ agreed.

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