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Running audio from pc to speakers or through monitor to speakers

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I searched and didn't see anything on it. Does it downgrade the quality if I run it through my monitor then to my speakers? Or do I need to run it directly from my pc to my speakers? Same questions goes for running through cheap speakers to headphones.
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Samsung 840 Seagate barracuda 7200rpm samsung sh-224bb DVD Hyper 212 evo 
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post #2 of 4
depends on your equipment but, generally, more connections degrade the quality
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post #3 of 4
More info.
If you are using HDMI then the DAC inside the monitor handles the sound processing.
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Western Digital Caviar Blue 1Tb Random LG DVD/RW Antec Kühler H2O 620 (with AC F12 push/pull) 3x AC F12 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
1x Glide Stream Windows 7 Samsung S23A700D Logitech G105 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
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AudioOther
Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro 80ohm Xilence Fan Controller 
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Intel 3570K @4,3GHz Asrock Z77 Extreme4 Gigabyte HD7950 Windforce @1150/1500 2x Corsair Vengeance 4gb 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1Tb Random LG DVD/RW Antec Kühler H2O 620 (with AC F12 push/pull) 2x AC F12 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
3x Spectre Pro LED 2x TY-140 Windows 7 Samsung S23A700D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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post #4 of 4
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HDMI. Currently I have my pc and ps3 hooked up to my monitor via an hdmi switcher. Because of that I plug my speakers into the monitor to have sound for both. Currently my speakers are too cheap to matter but i am thinking for when I decide to upgrade my audio.
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Seagate barracuda 7200rpm samsung sh-224bb DVD Hyper 212 evo 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 64 bit Asus VS239h-p Seasonic 850w gold Fractal design r4 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Seagate barracuda 7200rpm samsung sh-224bb DVD Hyper 212 evo 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 64 bit Asus VS239h-p Seasonic 850w gold Fractal design r4 
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