Use the mac as a DAC for Xbox360/ps3/other computer source
Jun 23, 2009 at 9:20 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 3


New Head-Fier
Apr 14, 2009
hello there
I am a gamer/mid-fier~
and I have some trouble with my setup!

Since I have not tried anything with the ps3, let me start with xbox360

I have a powerbook dedicated for my head fi
Powerbook G4 ---Echo mona --amp-- my headphones

and same as most of the good sound cards , the echo mona can do
"optical in" also~

Then I started digging ways to hook my xbox360 and my soundcard up~

like this , xbox360---via optical cable---echo mona--amp---headphone (of course powerbook has to be running to have the soundcard work in the first place)

and , yes ,after some research I found out that I can use quick time pro for this task, but! when I set my audio setting of my xbox360 to "DD 5.1 " all I hear is noise (works fine with DD stereo)

I know eventually it would be only stereo ,but I guess It would make a huge difference if I can actually decode the "5.1 sound" from xbox360 with soundcard, and I assume all it takes are some software?( not quite sure about this part though)

so what i am looking for a some software that can actually turn the computer into a decoder, (better be for mac os x) and compatiable with at least 5.1 ac3 (would be ideal if also does dts)

could anybody help me with this problem?
Jun 24, 2009 at 4:44 PM Post #3 of 3
It will be stereo anyway, so why not let the X360 output it like that?

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