Question SPIDF or 3 3.5 jacks for gaming?

Pigypop

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Anyone knows. Is it better to use a toshlink or the 3 x 3.5 jacks that came along with my speaker system? I have logitech Z906 and Soundblaster Z sound card. PC is for gaming
 

Mezoxin

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Anyone knows. Is it better to use a toshlink or the 3 x 3.5 jacks that came along with my speaker system? I have logitech Z906 and Soundblaster Z sound card. PC is for gaming
if you use toslink you will bypass the sound card you have and will depend on the built in DAC in your speaker system .
 

Mezoxin

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Fiber is likely to be more problematic in one way or another.

Just my thoughts on the matter.
why is it problematic though ? I dont reccoment for him using it as he will bypass his sound card and use what is a potentially lower quality dac in his speaker system , but i never heard of problems with toslink before
 

Ralston18

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I was a bit too "general" there.

It just seems more practical (to me at least) to use 3.5mm (1/8") cables overall. Easy to obtain, swap about for troubleshooting, and so forth.

And I was thinking in terms of the Lifewire link's "Pros and Cons".

Nice to have options but there are trade-offs.

Good point about by-passing the sound card.
 

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