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X-Fi XtremeGamer EAX Stereo Out on mini-toslink?

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Just a simple question here, guys. After taking a quest on the Google, I believe that X-Fi cards with a digital out allow for 2.0 stereo EAX (Or Alchemy, blah blah blah) positional effects over the mini-Toslink connector. I am considering getting an external DAC/headphone amp combo, but would rather not lose the nice positional effects in games that I get with my XtremeGamer. So my idea was to get one that can take an optical connection in, letting my XtremeGamer handle all the gimmicky effects. Can anyone confirm this?
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I an pretty sure you can do this. I know for sure you can do it sound blaster z/zxr. Look in the control panel for your sound card and see if there is an option to send the headphone output to optical? If you can, you should be good to go.

EDIT: Here is the option from my sound blaster control panel.
Edited by watsaname - 7/9/13 at 12:31pm
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