Hello, I think this is the right subforum to post this in, so here goes.
So I recently bought speakers for my Ubuntu Linux laptop, AudioEngine a2+'s, which connect to my computer using a USB cable. In my sound settings, it allows for three different outputs: "Digital Output (S/PDIF)", "Analog Output", and "Built In Audio" (which I do not want, of course).
The digital and analog outputs seem to sound the same, except that analog is slightly louder than the digital one.
Anyway, which one is better, the digital option or the analog one?
I found a similar thread to this one (http://www.head-fi.org/t/466801/difference-between-analog-stereo-output-and-digital-stereo-duplex-in-ubuntu-with-nuforce-udac) but it did not give me a clear answer.