I am currently using a Yamaha 5.1 HT System but only with 2.1 channel, with amp crossover. So I need 2 channels input only.
The receiver has two toslink inputs. I have tried to connect it to a PlayStation 2 and it worked.
I remember that the sound quality of toslink is better than the analog 3.5mm to RCA from a Realtek onboard sound chip.
Therefore, I would like to upgrade a bit by using toslink with the computer.
May I ask is there any differences in sound quality in toslink with inexpensive and expensive sound card?
Also is there any digital only sound card? Since I don't need the DAC.
Please recommend a gear within $40:) PCI or PCIE x1
Thank you very much,