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S/PDIF to 3.5mm female? Does such a thing exist?

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I want to connect my Xbox 360 via HDMI to my monitor, but I want to make the sound come out from my new speakers instead of my monitor (which has speakers also).

Is there a a cable which is S/PDIF to 3.5mm female? I can't think of any other way make sound come out of my speakers besides this.
post #2 of 7
No I dont think so. You are trying to make a digital signal to an analog signal over a wire. I can really explain it any better than that. Your trying to take light that travels in a Fiber optic tube, and send it over a solid wire. I just dont think its possible.
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nope, you'd have to buy a DAC or Receiver to convert Optical (Light) to Analog (electrical pulses) Without that, it is impossible
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post #4 of 7
S/PDIF can be coaxial wire (copper), or optical (toslink), but is a digital signal none the less.

It must be converted to analog to use the speakers.

3.5mm is one of many analog cable connectors available.
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post #5 of 7
SPDIF is a digital signal, whereas standard 3.55 TRS is an analog signal.
can't be mixed unfortunately
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An outboard DAC would be the only way and they cost a lot more that I assume you would be willing to spend.
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That will require a DAC.
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