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  • I've actually been told that coaxial digital audio is /higher/ quality than what you get across the optical digital audio cables (assuming equivalent cable qualities of each, I guess). Of course, I can't tell the difference between my two different optical audio cables (one is Monster Cable's Interlink 100, the other is Interlink 400), or between either of them and my DVD player's coaxial (Monster Cable as well, of course). I guess my ears just aren't good enough :)
    • I've heard all sorts of things. I've also heard that you can get a perfect signal from a coat hanger [], that there is good error correction and retransmission, and that there's nothing to worry about.
    • As far as I understand the difference is very subtle . The digital signal on the coaxial cable is transmitted with a clock signal in the transport. The optical is not timed. This does not matter for DVDs as its encoded signal has an internal clock, so whatever transport is used, the DA converter always uses the internal clock to properly time the decoding.

      CDs do not have this internal clock in the encoding, so clock skew on the CD can be transported over optical, but not over coaxial. This only matters if