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4.5 | 2,498 customer reviews
2,276 of the 2,498 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
This solved my noisy headphone out on the TV to the the Yamaha amp. The instructions are almost unreadable due to the size but hook up is relatively simple. Run from USB or included power adapter, attach optical cord to the TV and run to the audio input on the amp. Make sure your TV is set to PCM as this will not decode Dolby Multi channel. Stereo Only. This gem has cleared the buzz and delivers a clean image. Voices on video has cleared on all sources. My daughter thought there was a thunderstorm but it was The Star Ship Enterprise rumbling during a Bluray test. Streaming from the Roku sounds just as good (depending on the source materiel) I run all thru the HDMI to the optical out on the TV and quite satisfied with the performance. Side note: Use
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By Keith D. Robinson
I'm very satisfied. I had a high-end soundcard (HT OMEGA Claro Halo) on my previous computer and got spoiled by it. When I got a new computer recently, I had the full intention to remove that soundcard and install it on the new computer. But it was too late when I discovered that it was a PCI card, and the new motherboard did not have a PCI slot. It seemed that the only option was to spent $250 to buy a similar high-end soundcard with PCIE.

Needless to say, I'm glad to discover this product. A $25 solution versus $250. The sound quality of the RCA output is every bit as good as HT OMEGA Claro Halo. I expect the output from the 3.5mm mini jack to be the same quality, although I have not tried it yet.

Compared to the internal soundcard of the new computer, this
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By Gao Atamazon
Includes power supply (110V in and USB out) with long extension cord and a 6 ft optical link, so it fits well with my layout. This is what I was most worried about. Easy to put together, and the sound quality is great on my SennHeiser wireless earphones. I have a Samsung TV, so I had to change the settings for the Digital Output Audio Format to PCM, as required by the FiiO D/A Audio Converter. I use my SennHeiser earphones at night, during my insomnia episodes so as not to wake my wife. I previously had the earphone transmitter plugged into my AT&T tuner, so I couldn't get sound from the apps on the TV, such as Netflix, Prime, HBOGO, etc. Now, I have the earphone transmitter plugged into the optical out put of the Samsung TV, and I can get any
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By Aruban
4.5 | 697 customer reviews
599 of the 697 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
If you have a somewhat complex home theater system, you may find that the digital output options and AV Receiver input options do not precisely match up. This box will convert optical to coaxial in either direction. It requires a power plug (5V) and room to work as it needs some ventilation (as does the entire system if it is in a cabinet) but is light and can be positioned on the side of a cabinet with Velcro. FYI, the optical Out from your TV is usually only stereo as most TVs will downmix the 5.1 signal to fit their speaker setup. You would do much better to use the second HDMI from your blue-ray player to go into the receiver, if not an option, get the digital audio out from the blue-ray player. This is where the converter can fix any mismatches. If
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By Mockingbird
I have my TV wall mounted over the fireplace and there is a HDMI cable running behind the wall from there to the receiver in my basement (~35 feet). I used to rely on HDMI ARC to have the sound sent to Receiver and Speakers from the TV. ARC is not reliable and is very inconsistent in delivering audio to the speakers when I am playing some videos directly from TV.
To resolve this issue, I planned to pass the audio from the Optical output of the TV to Optical Input of the Receiver through a coaxial cable installed for Cable purpose. To convert the Optical Output Signal to Coaxial Signal, I bought this ROOFULL DAC and on the other end I used another converter to convert the Coaxial Signal to Optical Signal. I had little confusion in the beginning on how to use these converters but after contacting customer care,
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By Sri Adusumilli
I don't yet notice a difference in sound quality between this device and running the optical output straight to my amp. I may notice a slight bit of added latency but it's almost too small to notice, even for someone who is very sensitive to that sort of thing.

I needed this device for a specific purpose. I wanted to use a bluetooth transmitter simultaneously with my amp's speaker output. The transmitter could take input from the headphone jack of my amp, but it shuts off the speakers. The amp has an analog line-level outputs, but it only outputs when the amp is receiving analog input. So to piece things together, I have the TV optical output lead into this device, which outputs to the amp's analog input, then the analog out from the amp goes to my bluetooth transmitter. Thus, I can have speakers on and the headphones on, or
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By Chuck
4.5 | 344 customer reviews
300 of the 344 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Firstly, Amazon screwed up the first time and sent the wrong item - a similar switch from another supplier that cost about a third less, and worked only about a third as well. Sometimes it takes using an inferior product to recognize the incredible value of a quality item. I've used J-Tech products before and have always been impressed by the overall quality of manufacture. The J-Tech 4x2 matrix SPDIF TOSLINK switch might look like similar, less-expensive items, but it's much better built. The housing is very durable and the electronics are well-constructed. In contrast, the other switch had a cheap metal housing and some of the TOSLINK jacks actually physically disappeared inside the device when trying to connect an optical cable to them. Those jacks were evidently soldered directly to a circuit board without any physical support to hold them in place. In contrast, the J-Tech components are solid
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By A voracious reader
Take my review with a grain of salt because I got this item today. The case of the unit is metal and not plastic which impressed me. So the unit feels nice and sturdy. The ports have a little give which is concerning if you plan to plug cables in and out repeatedly. I don't, so that probably wont affect me. The biggest reason I'm giving this item five stars is that it can output to two different inputs simultaneously. That means I can output my Xbox One sound to my headset and output music from my pc to my surround speakers all at the same time. I previously owned the only other 2x4 optical switch that you can find here on Amazon. I thought that one was really nice too. Until I moved my equipment across the room and it
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By Adent
I bought this to work with my Logitech Harmony Home Hub. The Harmony Hub works really well to control this device directly. However, it required some tweaking for the Harmony to control this device as part of activities.

This switch has never turned off as a part of a step in a Harmony activity. It turns off fine when I issue individual commands to it. But, I want to control all of my components with activities, so I just leave the switch on all of the time. For each activity that required audio to go through this switch, I added a 5 second delay and an additional command to change the switch to the correct input. This has gotten the switch to work reliably.

It seems that this switch is very susceptible to IR interference. It works fine when the Harmony hub is only sending commands to it. However, it does not
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By Amazon Customer
4.4 | 366 customer reviews
329 of the 366 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I have been revamping our hi-fi and selling old components then replacing them with newer ones. I have been using a Sony DVD player as a CD player until I can find a better transport. I was attracted to the FiiO D3 because of the small size and the various glowing reviews online. Let me say that all of the positive reviews are well deserved. This little DAC can make your digital sources sing! Vocals, cymbals, guitars, pianos, and even synths just sound much better. The soundstage has improved as well as the imaging of musicians between the speakers.

For the price this little DAC is a steal. I have owned Audio Alchemy, California Audio Labs, Parasound, Fosgate Audionics, and Emotiva DACs. The FiiO DAC is a "giant-killer" if you consider the price. Will it go head to head with a Mark Levinson? No. Does it provide an amazing improvement over
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By Jessica Robinson
Very few TVs today have analog audio outputs, which makes hooking up a TV to an older AV receiver (or excellent analog-only stereo amps) difficult. I used this FiiO as an in-line solution between a Samsung TV's optical digital audio output and an old Onkyo integrated amp. It sounds great, but most importantly, it's been running for months now--so consistently that I forgot it was even in the chain.

It's everything you want in a simple DAC: Sonically transparent with rock-solid reliability.
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By georghem
I use The FiiO D3 (D03K) to connect Digital Optical Audio out from my Samsung smart TV to a 3.5mm jack on a QOFOWIN wireless Bluetooth audio transmitter. The FiiO D3 (D03K) is finicky. Even after double and triple checking the connections and setting the TV audio out to PCM format, it randomly works with blue locked in light on than it doesn't with the red locked in light on.

I gave it 3 stars because when it does what it is supposed to do, it is great. Being able to connect my Samsung to a Blue tooth audio transmitter and in turn my my wife's Bluetooth earbuds is a blessing. I can sleep while she is up late watching whatever. When it doesn't work, well...no sleep for me, thus 3 stars instead of 5.

I suspect that I got a bad unit. I'm going to
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By jrg
4.4 | 359 customer reviews
323 of the 359 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
This device solved my problem of wanting to connect my vintage 2-channel stereo amp and speakers to my TV. I was a bit skeptical upon ordering, but this device had good reviews on sound quality, and it didn't disappoint. It came with gold-plated RCA cables and the TOSlink cable. Connection was simple, and I had fantastic sound in seconds. The 2-channel stereo sound depends on the channel or movie you are watching (mostly streaming for me), but with my amp and speakers, I couldn't be happier. I didn't want a full surround system, and the $23 was well spent, giving me great movie sound (and volume if you want it) which increases my movie watching enjoyment by a bunch. I recommend this low-cost device if you are looking for a simple and inexpensive way to connect your vintage amp to your TV for improved movie watching experience.
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By Kevin Ance
I recently purchased a new Samsung LED TV (UN65KS800D) and my older Bose 3-2-1 series II was not compatible with the TV. There is no optical input or HMDI, etc. on the Bose system. Because of this I could not use the Bose surround sound for my Fire TV (it did work for cable TV, because the cable box has white / red wire inputs).

This little device fixed my problem! Plus the setup was VERY easy. All of the needed parts are included as well.

Additionally, if your TV has a dedicated USB power supply... the device will turn off when your TV if also off (at least that is what happens with my Samsung TV).

I now run an optical output to this box, and the box connects the audio wires (red & white). The sound is just as good as before (the voices are in
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By D and F
This Box may have saved my marriage! I'm not quite ready for Medicare but my hearing is basically horrid. Everyone kept telling me to turn down the volume before they went deaf too. The optical cable was better quality than I expected. The unit was very simple to hookup and had indicators to show it was working. There is a line out jack so I didn't even have to use the RCA jack converter cable. The volume out of the line out jack was more than enough when combined with my blutooth transmitter and blutooth headphones internal amp to give me more volume than I will ever need. The only setup needed on the TV is to set the s/pdif output to PCM stereo. Be sure not to mix up the power supply because they go out of their way to tell you it is a 3Vdc power supply, (looks
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By Glen Schaeffer
4.3 | 3,783 customer reviews
3,165 of the 3,783 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I recently bought a 40" Samsung 4K TV at a low sale price to replace the smaller 1080 HD TV that I had in my den. However, being satisfied with the new TV otherwise, I was disappointed to find that it had neither Bluetooth nor audio out connections that I could use to connect it to my Pyle stereo amplifier for the external sound system. The only audio outputs available from the TV were the optical output and HDMI, neither of which the Pyle amplifier had an input for.

Looking up what was available to rectify the situation, I first ordered from Amazon an Avantree aptX Low Latency Bluetooth Transmitter that had an optical input connection. It provided a very good Bluetooth connection to my Pyle amplifier, but no direct, hardwired audio connection, which I prefer to use. Researching further, I found the PROZOR, at a much cheaper price than the
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By Searcher
This converter box is all you need to connect your stereo headphones to a TV that does NOT come with a 3.5 mm port but instead features a DIGITAL AUDIO OUT port. It took me a while to become familiar with digital audio cabling...
It comes with a “Toslink” cable with protective plastic caps. After removing the caps, you plug one end into the port labeled “digital audio out” or “digital optical audio out” or “SPDIF” on your TV and plug the other end into the port labeled “SPDIF” on the Prozor box.
NOTE: The SPDIF ports are covered with a lid that moves out of the way when you insert the Toslink cable. You may have to find out the correct position by trial and error.
The converter box needs a 5 Volt power supply. It comes with a power cord that you can plug into a USB port on your TV
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By alius
1. Did not work with Sony TV, which has a PCM optical audio outlet.
2. Did not work with Samsung TV, which has a 5.1 Dolby optical outlet.
This is a critical non-feature and must be included in the header, not in the fine print!!
3. Nowhere in the product page it states that the item is ineligible for returns. Amazon shared the reason with me: hazardous material - not mentioned on the product page either.
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By Nick



4.4 | 289 customer reviews
250 of the 289 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Having purchased several of these impressive little DAC's from various sources over the past couple years, we felt it was time to chime in with a real review. Spoiler alert: While our initial impressions concur with the vast majority of other positive reviews posted here, we'll mention there is FAR more performance to be had from this device with some minor modifications. If this is potentially of interest to you, feel free to read on, otherwise rest assured even in the original configuration the 'bang-for-the-buck' here is exceptional. Considering the modest cost, we feel it's unlikely to disappoint.

Note that this identical DAC can be found elsewhere online with other brand names on the casing. The original design was apparently by Muse Audio and has been widely copied by numerous overseas manufacturers and sold through many channels. In our experience the internal component quality does vary somewhat, although the general circuit
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By Jayteck
I wanted to test this product carefully before I wrote this review. I got this DAC for ONE and only ONE reason, to get better sound than the build in sound on my Dell XPS computer. The build in sound was provided by a VERY nice Realtek HD chip and I was fine with it (lots of connections). That is until I got a nice set of bookshelf Speakers to go with my sub-woofer attached to my computer. The speakers were a huge upgrade but I felt it also gave me room for improvement on the sound card area. Enter the Signstek HIFI USB.

So I tested this Dac (Signstek HIFI USB ) vs the Realtek HD and also against an old USB Sound card based on the C Media- Multimedia Chipset (CM119 chip) (under $10.00, with headphone and mic jacks, many names at Amazon)

Using headphones
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By Aldo R. Perez
Bought this to connect my Raspberry Pi 3 with 7" touchscreen to the sound system in my workshop.
The receiver / amp is an older Onkyo and doesn't have HDMI in but does have S/PDIF and Coax digital in.
After connecting the USB to the Pi I was able to select the output type, connect to the receiver/amp via Optical and play music immediately.
Sound quality is outstanding when processing MP3, FLAC or even SACD.

Only one con. I left it running all night because I hadn't set up the remote app for the Pi. When I powered up the amp the next day there was a slight hissing / buzzing in the sound output. I thought maybe it was a grounding issue so I connected the HiFi USB to the amp with a small wire. No help.
I disconnected the USB, waited 10 seconds and reconnected. Hissing was gone.
If it happens again I will
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By James D. Holbrook
4.4 | 236 customer reviews
198 of the 236 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
The Avantree DAC does a great job. I am a professional musician, and sound quality is very important to me. The sound quality is excellent, and the separate volume control on the Avantree is a good feature to have. For $30, I am able to hook up my bluetooth speaker to my flatscreen TV, and the sound is clean and in stereo on most stations. I am thankful to have found this product before spending ten times the money on a soundbar.

Please note: You may need a 1/8-inch-to-RCA adapter if you don't already have one.
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By jazzykitty
Convenient USB connection so no power cables and most of all IT WORKS AWESOME!!! I have a 2015 Samsung 55" smart TV with only ONE, count them, ONE, audio output and it's an optical interface. So I tried the cheaper ADCs and NONE worked, but this one, it's a total champ and the sound delay is minuscule. Nice little package too.
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By Al Martin
Works really well. BUT DOES AFTER ONLY A COUPLE MONTHS USE. :-( Does NOT support HD sound so if you have a blue ray player you won't be able to take advantage of the advanced sound features. But it does work well and I've run my stereo in dolby surround and advanced theatre settings and this device has performed well. Also this device unlike many others has a volume control so between the device volume and my stereo volume control there is no issue with audio being loud enough.
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By Careful Shopper
4.3 | 613 customer reviews
526 of the 613 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I was running the output from my TV into my stereo receiver and wanted a little amplification of the signal so I bought this as it is advertised as an amplifier. I have to turn the volume up a lot more for the TV audio output signal than other devices that go to the stereo and I didn't want to inadvertently forget to turn it down before listening to another source and getting blasted out of the room with extremely loud noise. However, this device does not seem to amplify the signal and I still have the same situation as before. It only seems to turn the sound down, not up.
Does not work for what I wanted to use it for.

As a followup: The company contacted me and offered to send me a new device. I said fine as long as you think it
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By Clancy Phillips
My TV had run out of RCA Audio Out connections and I needed to be able to send sound to a pair of Sennheiser HDR120 wireless headphones.
I had never used a toslink digital optical audio connection before, but I had an available digital optical output connection on the TV and decided to give it a try. (I had also ordered a 6-foot Amazon digital optical audio toslink cable for 5 dollars. Make sure you take the plastic shields off the ends of the toslink cable!!!) Installation of the ESYNIC digital to analog converter was very straightforward. I went into Settings-->Sound on the TV and made sure that PCM was selected. I attached the Sennheiser RCA-in cables to the ESYNIC digital to analog converter RCA-out connectors without difficulty. As expected, I needed to adjust the settings on the Sennheiser base unit a bit to optimize the connection. This
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By Leroy Tolstoy
This item was listed as having an amplifier in it and that it would power a set of head phones. That does not seem to work. There is zero output in the jack provided for my Sennheiser Head set. If this is just a pre-amp, that was not clear to me in the listing information. I cannot rate this item for it's intended purpose if it was not meant to drive a pair of head phones. However, if it was meant to do that, it failed completely. To support my point, here is a direct quote from the listing: "It can Connect to the Headphone, Headphone Amplifier Function.
【Supports Volume Adjustment】Professional Audio Amplifier Chip and Volume Adjusting Switch, Allowing You to Drive Your Headphone Directly and Adjust the Output Volume." ... That sure sounded like a PROMISE that it would power my head phones.
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By dbcopper
4.3 | 434 customer reviews
363 of the 434 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Update May 15, 2018
I have increased my rating to 5 stars. I solved the problem of the burst of digital noise by connecting the D1 to a different USB port.

I really want to give this 5-stars because they transformed the sound I get from my computer. My AudioEngine A2 speakers at last live up to expectations and my Sony MDR-V6 headphones also sound great. I used a cheapo USB DAC previous to this one but the sound was very poor.. The problem with the AudioEngine D1 is that every once in a while it spews forth a burst of digital noise at full volume (regardless of volume setting) that frankly will scare the crap out of you the first few times it happens. The cheapo DAC never did this! For a DAC at this price and that is supposed to be audiophile-grade, this is really is not acceptable. But it
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By Drew
I had not been paying much attention to USB DAC in the past couple of yrs. I built a new desktop and had planned to use a Claro halo PCI card. However even though I did get a H170 MB with a PCI slot (dinosaur) due to the size of my graphic card there was no way to use the PCI slot.
Checking my options I started looking at USB DAC, the price has dropped and thats why I hadn't been paying much attention. On the other hand the price of PCI good sound cards are ridiculous.
I can compare this to my ASUS Xonar ESSENCE ST - PCI card which I have used for years on another desktop. That is a great card and I've really enjoyed it for analog from the desktop to a stand alone amp with 2 full stereo speakers. That card
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By MPH101
I am about to order 3 of these, why?
Because they work!
There’s all kinds of things you can say about price and what you expect... blah blah.
I am actually a professional in the A/V industry... so I can speak with just a tiny bit of experience.
The 1 star reviews I’ve read here seem... meh.
If you’ve got a taxed computer, old, loaded with things... lots of stuff going on.
Maybe you’ve visited to many NO-NO websites..?
I can tell you that I’ve used these in several installs that are demanding, they get used every day with sweaty fingers and people that know nothing about electronics.
Here’s the rub, they are used on laptops that don’t surf the Internet, don’t look at questionable web pages, they don’t run printers... have thumb drives or anything else.
These laptops have a network connection, ITunes and a NAS, that’s it.
No problems, not one.
Any problems have been environmental and easily fixed.
By
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By Scott LaRoche
4.3 | 402 customer reviews
340 of the 402 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I got this to use headphones on an older TV without a headphones jack. And that is the one TV it actually works on. I can use the optical out of the TV or cable box to get the sound to the headphones.

I tried this converter on a newer Samsung 4K TV, but I could not get any audio out of the optical port of the TV or cable box. I even tried a different optical cable to no avail. At least it works on the TV I need it to work on. Strange....

Edit 12-28-17: I got it to work with my newer Samsung 4K TV. guess I did not read the description well enough because I 'forgot' to switch the 'audio type' in the TV from DTS to PCM. As soon as I did, it worked. The sound is not as crisp as from other sources, but it is
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By Retired Techie
8/13/2019 - i originally purchased this back in 2017 for one of our TV's. it worked so well i totally forgot about it, until yesterday when i started hearing popping noises? checked everything thought it had gone bad but i was wrong. the usb wall adapter i had been using went bad not this device. i swapped out the bad one with a spare i had and all was good again. so to sum it all up this device has been rock solid reliable. i would absolutely recommend this to family or friends.

many newer televisions only have digital audio out. if like me you have traditional wired speakers or want to use headphones you are out of luck. i had tried another similar item a few years ago but that one didn't work. this being powered via usb & based on reviews i had high hopes and wasn't disappointed. our
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By MikenzCO
Samsung televisions are not made with a headphone jack on the sides, so if you are like me where you are trying to retrofit your TV so that you can use your headphone then you will need the upgraded / more expensive model which has a Volume Control Knob. On the back of your TV, the optical out signal is "FIXED". The signal does not go up or down. Even if you try to use your TV remote control to adjust the volume level, the volume will always remain "FIXED". This is because your TV was not originally designed to be used with a headphone jack. This product does in fact work as advertised, it is an excellent product. But most people will find that the "FIXED" volume level is slightly too loud. If you are running this adapter to a separate audio receiver (home theater system) that has a
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By Leo
4.3 | 334 customer reviews
275 of the 334 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Works as advertised. I just replaced a 20 year-old Samsung TX-R2735 TV, pretty much analog everything, with a new Roku Smart TV. I used to run audio from the old TV though an even older and thoroughly analog Optimus STAV-3100 receiver amplifier. Didn't use it all the time because the sound from the Samsung TV was for the most part pretty robust. However, the overall sound quality from the new Roku Smart TV while pretty good, is not nearly so robust as the old Samsung. I wanted to boost its sound quality. Needed a way to convert the Roku's optical digital sound output into a analog signal that could be piped through the Optimus AMP which of course has no optical/digital sound input capability. Received my Neoteck DAC Coverter today and within just a couple of minutes had it up and running. Everything is sounding wonderful.
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By J. C. Westervelt
I wanted to enjoy movie while my kids slept in the other room without sacrificing the volume level.
I immediately thought headphones but using them on a Samsung LED TV turned out more difficult than envisioned.
One can't just plug in the headphones or use traditional AV jack converters.

The problem with modern television is the digital output.
Traditional headphones are analog.
This is where this digital to analog converter comes in.
And glad to report that it works well.

Do not forget to get the one with the volume control ON the converter.
Volume control in the TV will not adjust volume on the DAC.
That is, the digital output is constant and has no control.
The DAC needs to do it.

Other than this minor inconvenience, I can finally enjoy a movie in its full glory without waking up my kiddies or purchasing an expensive an Bluetooth headphones or a stereo system.
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By Henry
A while back I connected my ampilfied JBL speakers to my Vizio TV analog audio outputs. This worked, but was low on volume and had an annoying 60Hz buzz in the background. I bought this converter to solve both these problems. And boy did it work great! The buzz is gone and the volume level can be set to super loud. I am really impressed with the top quality engineering put into this product. The supplied optical cable and USB cable were of very good quality. The converter is powered by the USB port on my TV. Nice! The only disappointment is that I discovered my Vizio TV remote doesn't control the volume of it's optical audio output port. Good thing the converter has a volume knob to set the level.
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By Roy the reader
4.4 | 152 customer reviews
126 of the 152 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I bought my mom a sound bar for her TV as a gift only to find that the TV did not have an optical out or HDMI, it only had a coaxial output for sound, and the soundbar only accepted HDMI and Optical. Whizzotech Coaxial to Toslink Optical Digital Converter to the rescue!!! This was exactly what I needed to get the soundbar to work. It was really easy to install, completely plug-and-play. I'm happy that it was easy to install and my mom is happy with her improved sound!
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By David D. Goodno
I was told I would have to buy a new TV because the sound bar I bought has an optical input and my television has a digital output that isn't optical. So I started perusing the web and saw this gadget on Amazon. It's a wonderful thing, and actually works as described!! Thanks again Amazon!!
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By Kindle Customer
Works as expected with no real issues and no setup required. Just plug it all in and it's off to the races. The only thing preventing me from giving it 5 stars is the AC adapter has a red LED on it, which I find annoying as I don't want a red glow behind my TV so I had to cover it up. It would also be great if instead of operating on 9 volts they either went with 5 or 12 so it could be powered via USB and not need a wall wart at all and just power up and down with the TV via its' USB port. It's a power vampire the way it is now, like so many other consumer electronics.

Anyhow. I would absolutely buy another one of these if I ever have the need. An affordable product that works exactly as it should is a
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By Maxwelhse
4.2 | 2,240 customer reviews
1,758 of the 2,240 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I had the same experience as many others here:

I setup the cables perfectly, turned everything on, and got nothing but static. Not exactly how you pictured a 5 Star review starting, huh?

Before packaging everything up and starting a return, i decided to check out these reviews. And here i read multiple accounts about people having the same issue with a simple fix.

If you set this up and hear static, check your TVs audio settings. It may be under the “advanced” or “expert” settings. You need to make sure it’s set to PCM (or an equivalent) and NOT Dolby. This converter cant handle the Dolby signal. (Which makes sense. You’re buying this converter to take an optical audio signal and convert it to the white/red left right RCA signal).

I made the adjustment on the tv, and instantly it’s working perfectly. My father in law is happy to have his new 4K
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By Mike K
Yes this works to hook up a stereo receiver with only RCA input to a 2016 Samsung KS 8000 UHD TV. which doesn't have RCA cable output! Those were the exact words I was looking for when I was trying to figure out which converter to buy out of the dozens of choices and untold apparent issues regarding whether it can decode 5.1 audio or Dolby Digitial output down to a 2-channel receiver. OMG. Well guess what, this unit can through the Optical port. But the overall issue of what works with which TV is very confusing to for a layperson! So this TV does have Dolby digital 5.1 output. And the Optical Output option will work: Maybe that port doesn't send a Dolby signal? I don't know.

It's quite simple: the optical output port with the optical cables attach to the TV side of the converter and the
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By Peterson
I have smart HDTV that didn't have RCA ouputs to send audio to an older amp/mixer. It only had optical out and HDMI ports. I tried a few different things and then I went online searching. The search ended with a need for a converter. This device solved a very annoying problem. I was able to bring new life to my once expensive amp/mixer. I would recommend this! If you find this review helpful, please click 'helpful' button at the end of this product review. Thanks!
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By CTN412
4.2 | 1,060 customer reviews
819 of the 1,060 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Does what is supposed to do and quite well been using it is imagine 5 months and is has great sound quality espially going from optical to RCA or optical to any music bar even has heahphone size female port and includes all the cords this thing is great

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By Andrew
So my rating is based more on the customer service than the actual product itself.
I ordered this for my new Samsung 6300 series Smart TV which doesn't have RCA or headphone out, so I could still use my headphones on the treadmill. All the necessary cables were provided, and the install was easy. I got it to work just fine with the TV, but unfortunately when I used netflix or amazon instant video, the sound just stopped entirely. I tried looking into audio settings, etc. and tried converting to PCM (as was suggested by support) but nothing seemed to help, so it didn't work for what I needed it for.
But... the customer service was great. They emailed me when I ordered, and responded to emails promptly. They tried to help find a solution and when it was clear it likely wouldn't work, offered a refund on the product which was
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By M. Adams
4 Stars for now, 5 after a month or 2 and it still works.

As the headline reads, I have a JBL Charge 3 that just sits on my dresser for most of the time. Until now! Even the bass comes thru nice and clear. I have a 32" Samsung UN32J400D. TV speaker is awful. But now I have a minie soundbar I guess.. Either way, it's being utilized and sounds great!
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By Richard
4.2 | 514 customer reviews
421 of the 514 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Review of - Easycel Audio Digital to Analog Converter DAC with 3.5mm Jack, Optical SPDIF Toslink Coaxial to Analog Stereo L/ R Converter Adapter with Optical Cable and Power Adapter for PS3 PS4 XBox DVD Roku
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YAY! This works.
This product comes with everything needed to connect the TOSlink digital audio output on a new HDTV to the stereo audio inputs on your older analog, stereo Audio Receiver system.
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This product includes the TOSlink cable you need to plug into your HDTV. This product also includes the AC to 5V DC power transformer needed as well.
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Note, I chose this vendor - Easycel - over the other, otherwise, identical units being sold on amazon, because this one comes with the AC/DC transformer for power, and the needed TOSlink cable, which the sellers of some similar units on amazon don't seem to be including with their package.
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The installation of this converter box takes just a
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By Just a Customer
Got a new TV and my old receiver would no longer connect as it doesn't have a digital connection. This converter kept me running perfectly without the need to update to one of those really expensive tuners that have bluetooth and digital connections.
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By Gregory D. Guth
It works great on my Samsung Series 8 TV that I bought in 2018. I used this to connect my ARTISTE wireless headphones RCA jacks to Toslink. A lot people complaining that they get serious static, and it's because they don't go into their audio settings for Roku and Firestick to change them. Even on the TV audio itself. I'm not going to tell you how to do it, because you need to learn yourself. I think buyers make it too easy for work they've already done for people who don't work at fixing it themselves. If this was a hard thing to do, I'd tell you how, but it's too easy. All of your problems can be solved if you change your audio settings, I'll tell you that much. Also, turn the TV's volume down to zero and use the volume controls on your headphones. This little
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By EdwardL
4.4 | 99 customer reviews
88 of the 99 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Set-up took less than 5 minutes for this LiNKFOR Switch - Hooked-up the optical out from my HDTV (this optical output is only used for audio from casting youtube videos from my phone or tablet out of my HDTV HDMI input using Chromecast Ultra) and then I hooked-up the optical out from my Chromecast Audio into the LiNKFOR Switch. From there, the one LiNKFOR optical output is fed into the one optical input of my Essence HDACC Preamp/DAC out to my speakers, so I can listen to my Amazon Music casting from my phone or tablet while watching Cablebox/TV video.

I have split the HDMI Video and Audio using HDMI switches and splitters from my OPPO Blu-ray player, Cable Box and Amazon Fire TV Stick so that I can also watch TV video and listen to my music via my OPPO USB Thumbdrive and CD's, Essence HDACC and Chromecast Audio.

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By T. Miller
This product works perfectly. It's well-built, solid and extraordinarily reliable. The metal construction is very nice and is heavy enough so the switch doesn't slide around or pop up from the weight of the optical cables. The remote works perfectly. The optical cables plug in perfectly with that reassuring click. I've never had any audio drop-outs or problems with this switch. I even have a 35 foot optical cable plugged into it from my media player and it's never skipped a beat. The USB power is perfect and elegant for saving power brick clutter. I used one of the 2 unused USB ports on my Motorola set top box to power this switch.
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By Nick A. Liveris
Works great. Looks good. Would prefer output to be on back instead of front. Also, would have preferred they actually provide a power supply inside the box. Setup was easy. Enjoy that there is a power on/off. I have no issues with sound quality. Remote works well.
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By Sir Galahad
4.7 | 38 customer reviews
36 of the 38 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Brand new Samsung 43" TV has no headphone jack :( ...only has a Digital Audio output port, which I'd never even heard of before. Due to minor hearing loss, I bought this DAC to wear headphones while wife listens to TV via regular speakers. No more annoying "What did they say?" from me. Alternatively, if you watch TV late at night and don't want to disturb neighbors, you can listen nice and loud through headphones with this while TV volume is all the way off.

Just arrived yesterday, so this isn't a long term assessment, but here are the initial impressions.

PROS
- Solidly constructed, mostly metal
- Smaller than I expected (see pics)
- Includes digital audio cable that's a decent length (2 ft.?)
- Installed a splitter to the headphone audio out jack, with no output loss in either set of headphones

CONS
- USB power input
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By Cameraman
I was looking for this coverter badly, very helpful, it really work for me, at the begining I don't know what to do, was thinking to spend more money to change the whole system. Now i only spend little money on this coverter it will make everything work. I save a lot of money
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By Jim
Pros:
Decent sound for sub-$20
Easy volume control depending upon the placement

Cons:
Goes into power standby, and requires toggling the on/off switch to unmute device
Using the 3.5mm jack for headphones does not mute the RCA out.
Not ideal for back, or set-it and forget-it placement

I got this unit to replace a similarly priced Fiio adapter because it had a volume control and a headphone jack. Sound quality is similar but the volume max is lower. Also, the headphone jack doesn't mute the RCA speakers, making this unit useless for the purpose I wanted to use it for. As a television headphone adapter, it's still useful, and I'll probably keep it around, but for a PC with bookshelf speakers, not as useful. It's still an instant audio upgrade over motherboard audio, but I'd go with the FiiO D3, because you wouldn't have to worry about the device going into standby mode.
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By Matt D.
4.1 | 1,158 customer reviews
918 of the 1,158 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I purchased and installed a Fire TV Stick to access additional programming via the internet to supplement what we were getting via cable. Unfortunately, using the TV Ears connected to the back of the cable box did not allow my mom to hear anything but what was on the cable (HDMI2) even though we were viewing Fire TV (HDMI3).

Long story short, I finally realized I needed to convert the audio coming out of the digital TV to analog before it reached my mom's TV Ears. This OREI Digital to Analog Audio Converter did the trick. I simply connected a coaxial cable coming out of a port on the back of the TV into the converter. I did not unplug the single-end (green plug) coming out of my mom's TV Ears IN port (green plug) ; but, I switched the double-end (red and black plugs) of the cord from going into
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By Justaconsumer
This device exceeded my expectations.
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By Amazon Customer
Our TV finally died a couple months ago, and thus we had to get a new one. We have a set of M-Audio speakers we use when we want really good sound while watching something, but they only connect via Aux (and a different analog version I can't recall offhand). The new Sharp TV? It's digital out only… With this, I was able to easily run my AmazonBasics digital cable (http://a.co/8Fc8FxL) from the TV to the box, and then plug in my red/white cable on the other side that runs to my speaker's Aux slot.

Only slightly odd thing, which didn't occur with our older TV that ran straight to my speakers, is that there's a very faint echo, as if the audio is ever so slightly out of synch. I just turn the TV's sound down to fix that though, as the main point is to use the power/sound of
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By dawn
4.1 | 730 customer reviews
586 of the 730 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
This box works well and would get 4 or even 5 stars, but the USB power cable is very cheaply made. After one month the cable began to show itself unreliable where the slightest movement causes the box to loose power.
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I must say that I am thoroughly impressed with the seller of this item! Their support should be a model and example to others. They made good on the faulty USB power cable where everything is now working perfectly. Thank you so much for taking the time to care about one customer. I look forward to continued business with you.
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By enr
I bought this DAC to use my XBox One's digital optical output with my speaker system that has 3.5mm analog inputs. I had previously tried to use Goronya Digital to Analog Audio Converter, Digital Coax and Optical Toslink to Analog Audio Converter Adapter--Changes Digital Coaxial or Optical SPDIF into Stereo 3.5mm Jack or L/R RCA Audio Output, but found that certain sound effects in games caused a distinct crackling or clipping sound which was very annoying. Two different units both had the same problem, so I believe it is just poor hardware. I then tried Insignia Optical/Coaxial Digital-to-Analog Converter - Black which I had bought from a home theater store while trying to get everything set up; this DAC did not have the audio clipping, but as soon as it stopped receiving an optical signal, i.e. when the XBox was powered down, it began causing horrible popping
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By A. Bush
I was looking for a way to get the audio out from my new TV which only has digital audio out to be in a form where I could use existing cables with either RCA (Red and White) or 3.5mm headphone style jacks, depending on what existing speakers I choose to use at the time. So far I am very impressed. With this device I can even plug in the speakers, and say have them across the room AND (this may be specific to my TV) still have the regular audio output from My TV going at the same time, which I admit isn't that great.

I admit I am a techie kind of guy but really this device and the setup isn't too complicated. A) Remember to take off the plastic tabs as others have said or the digital cable will not go into either your device
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By Xmetal