Fiber optic eliminate PC noise?

Hello.

I'm planning to buy a new amplifier to connect to my PC.
What i wanted to know is if you connect the amplifier to the sound crard of a PC via fiber optics, will the sounds (especially noises from the PC) will be eliminated?
I've noticed that if you connect good earphones directly to the sound card without playing anything you can hear various sounds that probably come from the fans, etc.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Home Audio by Buwish
  2. advantages of fibre
    Greatly increased bandwidth and capacity
    Lower signal attenuation (loss)
    Immunity to Electrical Noise
    Immune to noise (electromagnetic interference [EMI] and radio-frequency interference [RFI]
    No crosstalk
    Lower bit error rates
    Signal Security
    Difficult to tap
    Nonconductive (does not radiate signals)Electrical Isolation
    No common ground required
    Freedom from short circuit and sparks
    Size and Weight
    Reduced size and weight cables
    Environmental Protection
    Resistant to radiation and corrosion
    Resistant to temperature variations
    Improved ruggedness and flexibility
    Less restrictive in harsh environments
    Overall System Economy
    Low per-channel cost
    Lower installation cost

    so ye pretty much...
  3. MEgamer said:
    advantages of fibre
    Greatly increased bandwidth and capacity
    Lower signal attenuation (loss)
    Immunity to Electrical Noise
    Immune to noise (electromagnetic interference [EMI] and radio-frequency interference [RFI]
    No crosstalk
    Lower bit error rates
    Signal Security
    Difficult to tap
    Nonconductive (does not radiate signals)Electrical Isolation
    No common ground required
    Freedom from short circuit and sparks
    Size and Weight
    Reduced size and weight cables
    Environmental Protection
    Resistant to radiation and corrosion
    Resistant to temperature variations
    Improved ruggedness and flexibility
    Less restrictive in harsh environments
    Overall System Economy
    Low per-channel cost
    Lower installation cost

    so ye pretty much...


    Thank you very much for your reply, you made things alot clearer.
  4. but to send 5.1 signals they need to compressed, at that stage HDMI wins.
  5. And if the audio of the computer has noise, the fiber optic connection does not remove the noise.
  6. yes, but i think the OP is worried about interferences and such, and actual physical noise within the computer case, affecting analogue signals.
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