- Feb 22, 2007
EnOYiN is right. USB is the best because it has error correction for both sides of the data stream. Coax defiantly sounds better than Toslink. I use both in my home theater because my cable box and xbox 360 both use them only. When I was in high school and fist getting into DVD I experimented with both and found the sound on my magnepan and rotel setup was way better with coax. So for all of you guys that have never done a side by side. Just plug in a cheap dvd player to your DAC with a high quality video cable and high quality toslink cable, that is what I did and the sound was amazingly better. Even the salesmen at the highend audio store I go to said that coax was better and the Toslink cable cost 20$ more than the basic video cable.