How to convert USB to optical audio?
Aug 19, 2020 at 6:57 AM Post #16 of 22

arjuna93

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I recommend Schiit Eitr. Converts usb to coaxial and optical and improved sound quality, in my opinion. Schiit currently has closeout units on their product page at a good price.

Thank you. I have seen it, but was somewhat demotivated by its measurements on Audiosciencereview (I am not associated with the website, just landed there from Google search).
Will look for more info.

UPD. Oops, it doesn't support optical output, only coaxial.
 
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Aug 19, 2020 at 4:45 PM Post #17 of 22

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Thank you. I have seen it, but was somewhat demotivated by its measurements on Audiosciencereview (I am not associated with the website, just landed there from Google search).
Will look for more info.

UPD. Oops, it doesn't support optical output, only coaxial.
The Topping D10 seems to be the only other alternative to the Eitr in the price range. I was going to pick a D10 up when I also needed a USB to optical device, but ended up buying a Chromecast audio.
 
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Thank you. I have seen it, but was somewhat demotivated by its measurements on Audiosciencereview (I am not associated with the website, just landed there from Google search).
Will look for more info.

UPD. Oops, it doesn't support optical output, only coaxial.

Right, as I said in another post, I was thinking of spdif ipurifier. My double bad.
 
Dec 14, 2020 at 11:30 PM Post #19 of 22

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Anything decent for USB to Optical emerged?
 
Dec 14, 2020 at 11:35 PM Post #20 of 22

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While never (having the ability) going above 24-bit/192kHz, simply putting files on a USB stick and playing off a smart TV, is the ultimate solution to avoiding USB.
 
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Dec 15, 2020 at 8:15 AM Post #22 of 22

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How about to get some USB DAC? It doesn't come expensive, if you look at Khadas Tone Board, for example.

I have USB on my DAC, but prefer Optical.
 

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