SPDIF To 1/8" Mini Stereo ?
Apr 1, 2006 at 8:14 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 6

mr56k

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I might have asked this already but dont remember. I have a SPDIF connection on my sound card. Is there a way I can go from that to a 1/8" mini connection for my headphones? Also would it sound any better since it would then be going from digital to analog vs straight 1/8 to 1/8 as it is now.

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Apr 1, 2006 at 9:12 PM Post #2 of 6

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Originally Posted by mr56k
I might have asked this already but dont remember. I have a SPDIF connection on my sound card. Is there a way I can go from that to a 1/8" mini connection for my headphones? Also would it sound any better since it would then be going from digital to analog vs straight 1/8 to 1/8 as it is now.


Yes, you can hook your digital out (is it optical or coaxial?) up to a DAC with an analog 1/8" out. Yet you cannot connect an analog device such as a headphone directly to a digital out. You'll get digital static, if anything at all. Those 0s and 1s want to be converted back to waveforms first.
 
Apr 1, 2006 at 9:31 PM Post #3 of 6

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Originally Posted by Oliver :)
Yet you cannot connect an analog device such as a headphone directly to a digital out.


well, not if the headphone is an ATH-D1000, or something similar.
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