How does it sound on 32bit? Give us a taste! Wish you had a musiland to compare with
1. Mac Pro (boot camp) using Foo bar 0.9.6.9 with Wasapi -> Optical out to Ref1
2. laptop -> XP 32bit -> Foo bar 0.9.6.9 with KS using Hiface -> BNC to Ref1.
I am playing the exact same song with same software. only difference is the input method on Ref1 and Operating System used(and Wasapi vs. KS obviously)
A few things that are noticed right away.
a. When I play on Mac Pro, I get this noise/click when the music first starts. This issue disappears on hiface.
b. Not all songs shows the noticeable differences. Some are more apparent than the others.
c. Overall, the sound is smoother, but not by much.
d. #c contributes to less fatigue sounding
e. The instruments sound more natural to me. Mostly playing with Chopin's.
f. Listening to "oh, danny boy", the holographic imaging is more audible through hiface. With optical, it disappears rather rapidly, but with hiface, it remains longer.
g. There is occassional pauses with hiface when the laptop is locking the screen and etc. This probably disappears with high performance power options.
Longer I listen to, it's hard to tell the differences. ;-)
Now, I am onto other songs. I will update more if i find more. Hopefully I get the solution from m2tech on 64bit drivers soon.
g. The pause does disappear with high performance power options.