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Quote: Originally Posted by MarquetSkware  Unfortunately, everything downloadable is lossy. This has been a pet peeve of mine ever since iTunes came on the scene. MP3s were fun when the whole downloading thing came along.   Not true. I buy music in digital formats most of the time and I always get it in FLAC/wave (there were numerous threads on where to get lossless music). I guess it largely depends on what type of music you're interested in, indie artists...
Quote: Originally Posted by Cpt5lImjIm  I've had that same concern. A lot of my music was ripped at level 8 FLAC, of there is no quality increase do you guys recommend putting it to level 5? I can rerip everything. Nothing is lost during compression, the file is decompressed on the fly and delivered to your ears at its original, uncompressed bit rate. The higher the compression rate, the longer it takes to open the file, although with the current hardware it...
Changing opamps doesn't fix the issue. I've tried several different configurations and I'm currently using LME49860s in I/V.
I'm personally using Opera because of its high out-of-the-box functionality, configurability, and responsiveness. There is no 100% secure browser or system, but the most popular ones usually get targetted more frequently than others for obvious reasons. My advice is to try the main alternatives, namely Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and see which one you like best. None of them will be more secure than the other two in the long run, but you needn't worry about any of them being...
foobar2000 stays at around 7-8% on my i3 @ 3.2GHz with two VST plugins (one of them very CPU hungry) during playback of highly compressed FLACs. uLilith uses around 6-7% with the same settings and RAM playback. They both drop to less than 1% without the VSTs running. I never get any stutter or drop outs.   I would definitely recommend switching to another browser, not only because of the stutter, then, if the issue persists, reading up on the DPC latency checker and...
  These would be my guesses: - corrupted files because of some hard drive errors - even though it didn't display any error messages, foobar might've crashed on exit corrupting your playlist files as a result, which now cause foobar to crash - if you updated your plugins through the components page in the preferences, the newer versions could be conflicting with your version of foobar - some anti-malware type of program auto-updated itself and is now conflicting...
      Some people can't hear the difference between onboard and ST/STX, some people can't hear the white noise/hiss at 44.1KHz through headphone out... I assure you, there were no mistakes made during the installation or setup of the card with either of the hardware configurations I used it with. I use it, but I'm not blind to any of its flaws; was never much of a fanboi of anything...     What's the point of this thread anyway? Just as with every other piece of equipment...
Quote: Originally Posted by Uhtred  The only problem I did experience in my brief testing was that every so often, and really in the menu, there is a bit of crackling in Crysis. I did not experience this at all in the other two games I tested.   (...) I am thinking of tweaking the bass a bit as I like some bass.  I played Crysis 2 and I don't recall hearing any crackling in the menu, although I remember that the sound effect when moving between...
    I wouldn't worry that much about any headphones considered decent and recommended on this forum to be inadequate for gaming. I've had the chance to play with a few gaming headsets myself (Steelseries Sibierias for example, I used to review this sort of stuff as well as play competitively), and to me, most of them are just overpriced, low quality (both SQ-wise and build-wise) headphones marketed to people who don't really have much clue about either gaming or sound....
I'm using the unofficial UNi Xonar v1.31 driver (low-DPC latency mode,) which is based on 7.12.8.1793s. What else were you running in the background (or foreground)? Maybe it's some application conflicting with Ventrilo.   I had some other issues with Ventrilo before. For example, with some older driver sets, opening the Ventrilo setup would result in the card switching outputs (from RCA back to headphone) or the recording input settings in Windows... It's also...
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