Originally Posted by OCScrub
I would think Sound card optical -> receiver would provide the best sound for speakers. However, i would plug headphones just into sound card.
im thinking this, but my soundcard cant decode truehd and stuff, and but if i use HDMI it will.
its so confusing, i have 2 ways of using the speakers, HDMI or Optical for the 5.1
ofc optical cant do true 5.1 it has to use dts or ddl
and headphones i can use the sound card, or the receiver with the jack adaptor. i may use the headphones on the sound card simply for dolby headphones.
but i would think HDMI via the gpu wouldnt sound any different then spdif via the soundcard, but for some odd reason spdif via the soundcard is almost twice as loud
also i did forget if i use headphones with the soundcard, i can use ASIO lol