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Logitech z-5500. Digital vs. Analogue

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At the moment I'm running my Z5500's with this sound card: http://uk.store.creative.com/sound-b...o/1-16770.aspx
I am connecting them via digital OPTICAL.
Would I see any sound improvement if I went back to direct 6 channel analogue?
I just assumed digital would be better and bought a cable to do so.
Thoughts?
Any comments would be appreciated
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Technically analogue is better then digital, this is due to the physics of the recording and playback processes. Analogue stores it as a sin (?) wave that captures the sound perfectly while digital chops it into approximations. This is a terrible description but I learnt this is year 11 physics class awhile ago so I don't remember it too well.

Basically, analogue > digital, but I don't think you'll notice any difference and I have no personal experience with the matter.
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Haha so basically I should just give analogue a go and see which one I prefer? Thanks for your reply, scientific
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