Mon. Jun 17th, 2019

Audio Wars: Digital (S/PDIF) vs. HDMI vs. Analog

Audio Wars: Digital (S/PDIF) vs. HDMI vs. Analog

The saying “classics never die” isn’t something applied often to electronic cabling. Sure, golden oldies like the Figure 8 cable and the Kettle Lead stick around forever, but with cabling where modernization gives big boosts in quality or speed, such as video and USB cabling most notably, things depreciate much faster. That hasn’t quite happened with audio cables, where seemingly ancient formats like 3.5mm and optical audio continue to kick around even in modern devices. But given the option, should you use one of these or the newer HDMI audio formats? We’ll explain all formats here so that you can make an educated choice. Analog… Read more


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