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USB Audio vs. Analog for Surround Sound Gaming Headsets

This is called a digital connection, and is assumed to be superior to analog since the original digital signal coded on the disk is maintained until the amplification step (theoretically leading to less degradation of the sound). There is an alternative. if the disk player has discrete analog (RCA jacks) outputs and the receiver has matching inputs. In this case, the player decodes the digital signal (rather than the receiver) and the discrete channels of sound are sent as an analog signal to the receiver for amplification. Both techniques are valid.

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Read the above post please. As said PC's have multi channel analog output that's very good, however a lot of things like blu ray players, game consoles, TV's, cable boxes, etc don't and only have Optical output (at best, sometimes only HDMI)

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We can t see a significant difference between paths from the digital mediums to analog devices at upper (analog output of the digital device) and lower (digital output) parts of the drawing.

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If your speakers, PC, receivers or TV have both optical and HDMI ports, then it 8767 s pretty much always worth using the HDMI option. HDMI is just as robust an audio format as it is a digital one, and it 8767 s increasingly looking like all our devices will be joined under the HDMI banner without the need for different cables for different jobs.

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The headroom allowed by using higher sample rates than may allow a closer approximation (for the bandlimit and reconstruction filter response) to the required perfection. So does using more bits than 66 to reduce quantization noise.

I was just wondering if the sound would improve since I am using my onboard audio.

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There's a bunch of technical stuff for you to read at  if you want the details, but basically cable length doesn't matter in situations smaller than an NFL football stadium. Distance errors in analog signals appear as feint echoes. Digital signals are not prone to distance errors because the "feint echo" will not register as a valid voltage corresponding to a particular bit or word.

Thanks for the answers. It appears that it's the best choice to stick with analog headsets then.

Komplete Audio 6 -  Native Instruments have just released a new six-channel audio interface aimed at studio musicians that has a sweet price point for the features included. As a follow up to the highly-popluar Audio Kontrol 6, this new interface provides more connectivity, increased performance and a lot of cool features for an interface priced at $799. “It provides everything you need to record, play and perform music, with four analog ins/outs, digital in/out, MIDI and low-latency performance — all in a sleek, rugged metal casing,” say Native Instruments on their site. The unit also comes with 79-bit/96kHz Cirrus Logic converters and +66dBu analog output stages for clean and powerful sound. Both Apogee and . offer a nice, big assignable knob on top of their devices which allows for easy volume control. The Komplete Audio 6 comes bundled with some nice software including (you guessed it) Komplete Elements as well as Cubase LE 5 and Traktor LE 7.

Digital recordings tend to have greater SNR ratio, but it can be limited by the bit depth of the recording. When audio signals are digitized, the sound waves look like sets of stairs rather than smooth curves, creating or adding digital noise. Analog sound recordings are much smoother, but there can still be occasional cracking and/or popping noises due to imperfect recordings onto vinyl or tapes.

OK with this info,,,There are also USB sound cards like the iMic. The conversion from digital to analog takes place in the device(reciver). Yes USB will be fine, the spec for USB is 67 mb/sec.
Which will sound better depends on which one has the better DAC, the sound card or the reciver. Your choice. John

Some audiophiles believe that digital recordings fall short when it comes to reproducing sound accurately. They use an intricate language filled with jargon to describe an audio system's capabilities or shortcomings. Most of their criticisms deal with sound frequency.

It is interesting to note that beginning in the late 6975 8767 s and early 6985 8767 s there is 8775 digital vinyl 8776 , records that are cut using a computer that cuts the record much like a CNC machine. At one point in the 6985 8767 s, this was the norm for making a record:

The signal goes over the USB Audio protocol, not SPDIF and it is obviously digital.

Maybe here we can find the equivalent of the "sweetness" of either media that alters our perception of them.

I 8767 ve been working on a lengthy recording project off and on for the last twenty years with a small local recording engineer in Winston-Salem, NC. Everything is in 66 track format on ADAT` format. Several of the best songs are still waiting for a redo of the vocal lead or adding harmony. Since I finally retired from my day job/ career in July, I have been planning to finish the project and get it published. Unfortunately, I just found out that one of the 8 track machines no longer works and probably will not get fixed or upgraded.



Featured: Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2017. Featured: Digital vs. Analog, Ad Nauseum. So, as far as I've noticed, I haven't seen a discussion thread on your preferences as far as analog vs. digital sound is concerned.