I need a way to turn my digital (optical) audio output into a 3.5mm aux output.

Alright my TV only has one audio output, and it's a digital audio output, I can't use this for my headset that I want to use with my Television. My headset takes 3.5mm auxiliary audio, it can use the red and white rca, but I really prefer not using 2 adapters for one system of audio. I looked into digital audio output to 3.5mm devices, but some people say this doesn't work with auxiliary and is for something else, so I need to know how I can make my digital audio output into a 3.5mm auxiliary without ruining my electronics in anyway. By ruining it I mean having the wrong outputs and stuff to where it could give too many volts or fry my headset.

So what do I need, or how do I, use a digital audio output and make it go to a 3.5mm auxiliary output so my device can use the audio straight from my TV? I did check my TV and it only has digital.

I believe that digital audio is also called optical audio?

Output on my TV:



To this type of output for my headphones:




Oh and I don't have too much money to spend...
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  1. Use this - http://www.gefen.com/kvm/gtv-digaud-2-aaud.jsp?prod_id=5279

    Then a regular RCA to 3.5mm cable will do
  2. dingo07 said:
    Use this - http://www.gefen.com/kvm/gtv-digaud-2-aaud.jsp?prod_id=5279

    Then a regular RCA to 3.5mm cable will do


    That would work, but I would prefer it to go straight to a auxiliary, and if I don't find a better option, then I must go this route, and I don't have too much to spend.
  3. Sorry for the large pictures.
  4. Just get a RCA-to-3.5mm female?
    http://www.amazon.com/3-5mm-Stereo-Female-Y-Cable-6-Inch/dp/B000I23TTE
    Alternatively if your source has a headphone jack (PC, etc) just pass video to your TV and plug in your cans to the source?
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