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#1 Jose_49

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 15:18

Sup people! I'll be purchasing an Xbox One this November. But I have a problem, and it's the audio. I currently play on a monitor without any audio output (In fact, it only has DVI and VGA input). I have my 360, and other peripherals hooked with external speakers.

 

I was looking for this on Amazon:

 

http://www.amazon.co...=optical to rca

 

Will this work? Or should I do it other way?

 

Thanks a lot




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Posted 13 August 2014 - 17:34

Bump :p



#3 OP Jose_49

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 11:53

Yosh. Just got an Xbox One. I need to rid myself out of this problem. So, is it a good idea or is there an alternative?



#4 articuno1au

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 11:56

That should work. Better answer really would be to get a TV that you could dedicate to your Xbone >.<

 

Hacky things like that are always a bit dubious.

 

Just make sure you get confirmation from someone else before making the leap.

 

Strike that, the XBox (currently) won't output audio in the standards that the box requires. TV remains the best option..

 

EDIT 2:: Man this is a cluster######. Try to work out what the Xbox One supports via ToSLink is next to impossible :| It might work. The Xbox is capable of pushing uncompressed stereo, but I don't know if it's in the format that the box wants. I'm "no idea'ing" this one.


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#5 OP Jose_49

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 12:49

Well. After doing some research

 

That should work. Better answer really would be to get a TV that you could dedicate to your Xbone >.<

 

Hacky things like that are always a bit dubious.

 

Just make sure you get confirmation from someone else before making the leap.

 

Strike that, the XBox (currently) won't output audio in the standards that the box requires. TV remains the best option..

 

EDIT 2:: Man this is a cluster######. Try to work out what the Xbox One supports via ToSLink is next to impossible :| It might work. The Xbox is capable of pushing uncompressed stereo, but I don't know if it's in the format that the box wants. I'm "no idea'ing" this one.

Hahahaha. Thanks for the laugh.

 

I'll adventure myself with this one. Either I try that, or will need to be getting a new monitor soon ;)

 

Will post back for results when I get the box.



#6 OP Jose_49

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 13:02

Found this:

 


 

This is a very good device, as long as you understand what it does. It is a digital to analog (stereo) audio converter. It is not capable of decoding surround sound. No 5.1/7.1/Dolby/DTS signal, only 2-channel stereo. YOU CANNOT USE THIS TO PLAY DVDS ON AN XBOX.

I bought it primarily to play my Xbox 360 slim via a computer monitor that supports no sound, so I have to use a separate audio cable in addition to the HDMI. Unfortunately Microsoft crippled the RCA cable so that it blocks the HDMI connector, so I can't get both audio and video in my setup.

One solution is this FiiO box, which converts optical audio into plain RCA. In order to connect a headphone, you still need a cable that is male RCA on one end, and female headphone jack on the other. Such a cable is easy to get anywhere. You also need an optical toslink (fiber optic) cable, which is included in the product.

Here's how to use this device with the Xbox 360 slim:
- In the Xbox, go to Settings / System / Console Settings / Audio / Digital Output, choose Digital Stereo.
- Remove the protective plastic caps from both ends of the fiber optics cable. Plug one end to the Xbox, the other one to the FiiO.
- Flip the FiiO switch down (optical mode), connect the power adapter and the headphone.

You'll be able to play games, but not DVDs. The problem is that the FiiO box is unable to deal with surround audio, and all you'll get is loud noise. I never play DVDs on my Xbox, so I can live with it, but make sure you understand this limitation before you buy. If all you get is noise while playing games, you haven't set up the Xbox correctly, you need to switch it to Digital Stereo, instead of Dolby.

Of course the FiiO D3 also works with the Playstation 3, although you don't necessarily need it, because the Sony RCA cable works just fine. Here's how to configure the PS3 for the FiiO D3:
- Settings / Sound Settings / Audio Output Settings / Optical Digital.
- Make sure to uncheck Dolby, DTS and everything that is not 2 Ch.

Unlike the Xbox, the PS3 can play DVDs and Blu-ray very well via the FiiO D3. You'll get correct audio, as long as your console is configured as I suggested above.

If you plan to use other devices, such as Blu-ray player, etc., make sure you can output pure 2-channel stereo signal for the FiiO. No stereo surround, no 5.1 surround, no Dolby, no DTS. Otherwise you'll just get random noise. You might draw the conclusion that the FiiO doesn't work, when in fact it is just a limitation.

Sound quality is great for gaming. I haven't used the FiiO to listen to music. If you're serious about movies, get a home theater. But if you want to play console games via a computer monitor and stereo headphones or speakers, this is a relatively inexpensive solution that works well. It is pretty small and seems to be very well made. The power adapter is modern and doesn't get hot. There's no on/off switch or volume control on the device.

 

 

Let me see what can I do



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Posted 02 October 2014 - 15:21

BTW, I did get the device! It works like a charm. Yes, it will only output 2.1 sound, but it matters not (for now). At least I can play with the Xbox One with My soon-to-be-5-year-old SyncMaster 2495.