Hey guys. I want to connect my new laptop to the optical input (either coaxial or S/PDIF) on my Yamaha A-S501 integrated amp, which supports 2-ch PCM. The laptop only has USB-C ports, so it seems like I have two options: 1) Use a USB audio interface such as the Roland Quad-Capture which has an optical output, or an even more straightforward USB-to-optical stick 2) Buy a simple USB-to-HDMI converter and then use an HDMI audio extractor with an optical output There are pricier versions of option 1, such as the Topping D10, but considering I'm not using these products for their DAC, it seems pointless. I'm leaning towards option 2, even if it requires an extra conversion, if only because I think HDMI cables are more common than long USB cables. But I'm not totally sure if converting USB to HDMI and then extracting the audio is somehow worse than converting USB straight to optical audio. My intuition tells me that it shouldn't matter, as the amp is doing the actual DA conversion, so all the rest shouldn't affect audio quality. Any advice? Thanks!