Originally Posted by Bojamijams
it has a lot to do with Vista apparently automatically bypassing the kmixer whereas XP you need to use something for it (asio, etc.)
Vista also resamples in DirectSound by design...WASAPI exclusive is great, though
hearing difference between bit-perfect API's(ASIO/DirectKS/WASAPI) sounds awkward to me....but some ppl say that some players sound better than others ?!
I guess you NEVER really know what the OS/audio drivers do in the back
this site measured that the ASIO component in foobar is pretty flaky : Universal Soldier: ASUS Xonar D2 PM Sound Card Review (page 9) - X-bit labs
I personally use DirectKS in foobar on XP SP3, so far so good!
BTW, how is the games compatibility on this card? coz finding a working video playback solution was pretty damn hard(CoreAVC CUDA crashes XP instantly, and so does AC3Filter after a while
)....and I've read reports of BSOD's in games too...