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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?

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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.

 

 


Use this 

 

 

It's called a Mini to Toslink cable. The 3.5 goes in your laptop, the toslink goes in the bifrost. Remember to set default playback/output device in whatever player you're using to "Digital Audio (SPDIF)" or smt similar.

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Originally Posted by Aaron94 View Post

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?

 

 

You need a Toslink cable with a mini connector on one side. The mini connector goes into the headphone/SPDIF socket and gets the digital output instead of analog. Monoprice do these

 

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10229&cs_id=1022902&p_id=1557&seq=1&format=2

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