Digital Coax vs Digital Optical Tags: High-End Audio Sound Cards Audio Last response: November 28, 2007 1:43 PM in Home Audio Share prejudged_fire July 31, 2007 1:35:19 AM Whats the difference between the two, and which one gives better quality? I'm looking into buying a 5.1 surround sound set up and my sound card has both optical and coaxial outputs. More about : digital coax digital optical suvayanr August 9, 2007 7:47:45 PM I've heard that optical generally has slightly better video quality, but my bose home theater uses digital coax, and the sound is amazing. manticore October 9, 2007 7:04:44 PM For sound Coax everytime, a good quality coax cable will do you just fine, optical is not bad but its not as good. Related resources digital coax vs . digital optical - Forum TV Digital Optical Coax to Optical in - Forum Creative Audigy 2 ZS Digital ( Coax/Optical ) Connector - Forum optical better than coax ??? - Forum How to connect tv digital coax out to sound box digital optical in - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer margag_ October 21, 2007 8:50:16 PM My feeling in terms of sound quality is that they are equal. Digital is digital you know...1 and 0. But most people **feel** that coax is less ''dry'' and more ''warm''. Other's will say that optical is ''cleaner''... Never ending story here.......................................................... Any way my choice is coax, it is stonger than fragile optical cable. Thelly November 28, 2007 1:43:42 PM Co-ax is considered the better choice because it is less prone to a digital distortion known as "jitter". Will it make a difference in your system? Only your ears can answer that question. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPC to TV with HDMI ok - getting sound from digital coax on TV?? ForumReceiver ONLY has COAX input. Looking to play mp3s in digital quality. ForumDigital Coax Cable: Can You Hear The Difference? Forumusb devices with digital * coax * input? ForumHDMI and Optical Splitter for digital headphones ForumSignal Quality - Digital vs . Coaxial ForumCoax or Optical ? ForumNeed to go from Coax or Optical to stereo outputs ForumGigabyte 890FXA-UD5 Digital Optical Port Not working ForumRCA VS Optical Digital HELP! ForumSP2500's or Another Subwoofer? Forumanalog vs. digital -- not ForumIs there a good optical sound card? Forum4 way digital audio switch Forumhelp needed in identifying this xlr digital interconnect More resources Read discussions in other Home Audio categories Headsets High-End Audio MP3 Players Pioneer Pro Audio Speakers Yamaha !