Using Macbook as a pass thru

Sep 27, 2011
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Please help!
Am i able to use my Macbook as an interface to pass thru sound from my reciever to usb headphones?
I am using a optical digital cable into the built-in input. What i would like to do is listen to that sound from the reciever or ideally my PS3 through my usb headphones. The aim is to get 5.1 sound (headphones are 5.1) into my headphones as opposed to 2-channel through the headphone jack on the receiver.
I have come across Rogue Amoeba's LineIn but all i get is static. Does any one have any ideas on what I could be doing wrong or alternative solutions?
Many Thanks.

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