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chronek
post Apr 1 2012, 14:26
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Hello,

I am using window7 + creative sb x-fi hd usb + some sennheiser headphones and lately found that after install driver 1.2.21 over original 1.2.20 my sound got worsen (I usually playing flac files with foobar + sox resampler plugin + asio). After reinstall driver sound got back better quality.
I just wondering, i always do resample sound to highest profile what my card can play (24bit/96kHz) for bypass windows/driver resampling, and using even asio for bypass that but looks like that driver have own resampler and filters and even if i try best - driver can corrupt sound.
Know anyone a way to bypass driver and play original sound as much as possible?

Mike

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xnor
post Apr 1 2012, 16:04
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Sound got worse how exactly (TOS #8)? What asio driver, the asio4all "wrapper"?

If you want to play the "original sound" then why do you resample everything?

The soundcard driver cannot be bypassed if you want it to play sound.

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JimH
post Apr 1 2012, 22:17
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QUOTE (xnor @ Apr 1 2012, 10:04) *
Sound got worse how exactly (TOS #8)? What asio driver, the asio4all "wrapper"?

If you want to play the "original sound" then why do you resample everything?

The soundcard driver cannot be bypassed if you want it to play sound.

If the device has an ASIO driver, use that. If not, WASAPI is good. Kernel Streaming next.

ASIO4All is a wrapper for Kernel Streaming.

Upsampling is harmless.
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