Poor sound quality Through Airport Express

Airport Express is connected to home stereo. sound quality is very poor?? I've tried it from both my computer & Ipad. Both are equally bad??? Music sounds normal on Computer & Ipad but terrible through the Airport express

Music sounds normal on Computer & Ipad but terrible through the Airport express
Temporarily, I suggest that you connect a pair of headphones directly to the AirPort Express. How does that sound?
If things sound good, you know that the Express is functioning correctly and that you likely have have a problem in the connecting cable from the Express to your stereo equipment, as Koloss suggests.

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