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    Connecting headphones to S/PDIF-Out

    Hello,

    recently I've purchased a PC with a Gigabyte MA790X-UD4 motherboard, and there is constant noise responding to mouse gestures or even video playback. At the moment the headphones are plugged into the front panel slot.

    I was wondering whether there are some connector converters to plug headphones (3.5mm or 6.25 (or is it some other number?)) into S/PDIF-Out - maybe the noise would cease.

    Does anyone have any experience with this?

    Thanks for replies

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    Re: Connecting headphones to S/PDIF-Out

    Well spdif is digital, so you would need a DAC and amp between the motherboard and the headphones.

    (And yes, it is 3.5mm)

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    Re: Connecting headphones to S/PDIF-Out

    Ok, thanks for the info.

    I've solved the problem, though, by simply plugging the 'phones into the back line-out slot

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