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post #241 of 250

If you have a DAC which upconverts, it's a safe bet that it'd do a better job than your soundcard in your computer, so in that case, set Foobar to 16 and let the DAC upconvert if you want.

 

Since my knowledge on 24bit is limited to say the least, I did a quick search with Google and found this recently updated FAQ (took about two seconds). Also found this forum thread containing this post:

 

Quote:

If the setting is at 24 bit and your file is 16-bit, the lowest 8 bits will be filled with zeros. No loss, no gain. 


If the setting is at 16 bit and your file is 24-bit, the lowest 8 bits will be either truncated, or truncated after dithering, and you will loose some information, though the difference almost surely won't be audible. 

So if you care about that, leave the setting at 24-bit.

But if switching the setting for each file really makes you happy, then you may do that as well. I personally prefer to focus on the music not on switching settings.

 

I recommend enabling "dithering" if you're using 16bit. It will somewhat limit the quality loss of downconversion from 24 to 16.

 

Hopefully that answers some questions smile.gif

post #242 of 250

thank you everyone for this!!

 

Okay, I followed all the points from the first post.

 

If I follow what olblueeye said, well it's clipping. The problem, I suspect, is coming from my sound card. I haev a m-audio firewire 1814.I set the sample rate at 44.1, but I don't know how to set the asio/wdm buffer size.

 

I need to put it at the lowest buffer size possible? Or my sound card is just not useful anymore since I use asio? I'm kind of mixed up here

post #243 of 250

My first guess would be a firewire/computer problem. What is your computer and what is the type/brand of firewire adapter?

post #244 of 250

Wow. i was a little disappointed the foobar player sounded less dynamic and muffled before trying out the setting. Thank you so much!

post #245 of 250
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Originally Posted by juman231 View Post

Wow. i was a little disappointed the foobar player sounded less dynamic and muffled before trying out the setting. Thank you so much!



Hi,

 

I experienced the same problem, what adjustments did you make to improve the music dynamics.

post #246 of 250

Haha I just followed the directions on the OP. But I don't have a DAC yet (use my haedphone with cowon j3) so I didn't follow it all the way to where it talks about how to set up the DAC and etc. But still. it was a huge improvement. For about 20 minutes, I just sat there surprised at the big between the original setting and the new one.


Edited by juman231 - 2/21/11 at 4:00pm
post #247 of 250

Glad you were able to improve your setup. smily_headphones1.gif

post #248 of 250

Using external 24bit DAC + foobar2000 + wasapi as described in OP. WASAPI (event mode, buffer lenght 510ms, 24-bit output). My windows volume control slider still seem to work. Am I doing something wrong? Or am I set for good?

post #249 of 250
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Originally Posted by stara View Post

Using external 24bit DAC + foobar2000 + wasapi as described in OP. WASAPI (event mode, buffer lenght 510ms, 24-bit output). My windows volume control slider still seem to work. Am I doing something wrong? Or am I set for good?


You should keep windows volume control at 100% all the way.

post #250 of 250

Hello! I have set foobar2000 with WASAPI, listening to lossless audio, and my jaw dropped - literally! The speakers are Boston Acoustics A25 with Atlas Equator 2.0 OFC cables, HK 6550 intergrated amp, connected to the onboard audio, using an $ 2 cable, and the difference in dynamics and detail was massive, it felt like I have connected a DAC.No joke - sparkling highs, better separation, I even heard new synths in the disco I listen to every day! I cannot believe that software changes can make such a big difference - usually, one needs to shed out some cash for it, which I did for buying Arcam rPac.I have set it as the Wasapi output device.Can anyone help me choose the best settings, as I do not know if it upsamples? So far, I like PUSH more than EVENT.


Edited by nimanchev - 7/2/13 at 5:05am
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