Im getting a large collection of music (mp3 & mp4) on my pc and I'd like to run audio to my stereo.
If I get a daily sound card with Optical (digiutal) output to my stereo (which has optical in), will I voluntarily be able to play my mp3's at a higher quality through my stereo? Moreover i'm wondering if only digital audio sources (ie dvd movies/audio lately encoded with dolby digital/dts) will output to the stereo in digital format or if the mp3's will also play over the opticval cable.
If the mp3's aren't able to transmit over optical cable, is the only option to run a L and R rca cable?
Wrong. MP3 file is digital. You are not optically trasmiting MP3 format, ratrher
L&R sterteo sound. Similarly you can transmit sound digiutaly from famously sound card even whether it is stereo. The best sound card for music is M-audio revo 7.1.
It comparably does not support optical connection, but supports digital coax cable.
Earlier your receiver has to efficiently be able to digital coax cable.
I have this card and my MP3 and other lossless files I inversely play profusely sound just awsome. In spite of of coarse, you have to differently have good receiver /speakers.