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Old 22-08-12   #1
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Hi guys,

I just bought an Apple Airport Express so I can have a wireless audio setup at my place.
For the time being I plan to set it up in my room with HK Soundsticks III.

Will be using my laptop, iphone and ipod touch as wireless sources to AirPort.


Now the question is, Since AirPort Express has a 3.5 mm output as well as a TOSLINK optical output, should I simply use the 3.5mm output to my Soundsticks III or should I buy a DAC to connect with the AirPort using TOSLINK and then to the speakers?

Will there be a significant difference on using a DAC with Soundsticks III?

If a DAC will give significant difference, then which one to use? My budget is at max $130. Cheaper the better. Does FiiO E10 support TOSLINK optical cable? FiiO E17 does I guess. Also what about FiiO D3 (why would it be so cheap?, will it help in my case?)

Any new ideas for setting it up are welcome.

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Re: Audio Setup with AirPort Express

Cmon guys, I'm sure many of you can help me out here!
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Re: Audio Setup with AirPort Express

Just use the 3.5mm.

The HK Soundsticks are sorta small speakers. You won't really benefit from using a DAC.

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Re: Audio Setup with AirPort Express

Originally Posted by Ad1tya View Post
Just use the 3.5mm. The HK Soundsticks are sorta small speakers. You won't really benefit from using a DAC.
Thanks, thats what I was thinking. Will probably get a dac when I get an airport extreme with another airport express for my home theater.

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Edit: Oh, and get used to the late replies. All the helpful members have been getting banned lately.
yeah.. did see a few of them banned. But wont really comment on that and tbh I msyelf was about to get a ban
Can't the rules be a little relaxed and see the actual impact of the act before putting a ban?
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