Getting the best sound quality with airport express over wifi

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by egi, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. egi macrumors newbie

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    hi!

    I purchased airport express and wanted to know what is the best setup to get the best sound quality over wifi. I have Edifier s530d speakers which have optical input.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    If you want sound over WiFi it doesn't matter what kind of input your speakers have. For the best quality sound for a given pair of speakers, encode the files in a lossless format.
     
  3. egi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I meant I will use airplay so there will be a cable from the airport express to the speakers.
     
  4. TMRaven macrumors 68020

    TMRaven

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    If the speakers are self-amped, then an optical cable would do just fine.
     
  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

    QuarterSwede

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    ... and give him the best audio quality, digital all the way to the amp.

    OP, you're thinking correctly. Just use and optical cable and it'll sound beautiful.
     
  6. egi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you for the advice!

    even with analog cable the edifier speakers outperform my friends z5500 (except the bass which is pretty intense).
     
  7. skyton macrumors 6502

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    Optical cables all the way!
    I have experimented with optical and very good quality analog to see how much of a difference there was and it was pretty clear
     

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