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z-5500 and xonar dx

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yo ocn... just a few questions...
1. what is better for overall sound quality (music, gaming) using the z-5500's optical, or just using the green, orange, and black jacks that came with it?
2. using xonar dx audio center what is the best setting for overall sound? i find that soft rock is a decent setting but ive been experimenting with them all.

thanks in advance
post #2 of 3
Optical should be better cuz IIRC its digital and digital is better than analog
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Optical bypasses the sound card's DAC and would be better if the DAC built into the Z5500 was better than the one in the Xonar DX, but its not. In this case analog is the way to go.

As for EQ...no matter what equipment I've had its always sounded the best flat, at least to me.
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