Dunno. I have desktop powered planars plugged into the headphone jack. If you have no jack it probably is beyond my pay grade.
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@mahler123 No.. Why would i do that? I have a home theater on the same tv that I also have a soundbar. For normal watching, I don't want to crank up the entire home theater system and just want the simple soundbar.
Why am I worried about losing fidelity? Same reason everyone on here is worried about it.
I've tried two different HDMI switches and neither work. One, the sound bleeds through to the other system. The other was just a fail. I'm not sure why this is not a more common problem.
I figure a lot of people have a HT in their main living room but don't always want to watch the local news in full blown surround sound.
Sound bars don’t have a lot of fidelity that can be lost. Even if you had a 10% drop in fidelity using an HDMI splitter no one could perceive a difference.
fwiw I used an HDMI splitter several years ago in an HT system for a few weeks. I had bought a new component that required HDMI and my AVR, which was several years old at that point, was one of the first to have HDMI inputs but only two, and this was the third component requiring HDMI. I used a splitter and then purchased a newer receiver. I really didn’t notice any issues while using the splitter with the older AVR