MadLust, I'm looking at getting a Schiit Modi as my first DAC, how do I utilize the DAC to play both sound effects from let's say "skyrim" as well as music from FooBar. What plugins might I need from Foobar. I know my Internal Sound Card and drivers have options to output all the sound through another device. But I'm still not sure how to use an external DAC with a computer :O.
I would take that $30 Asus Xonar U3 stick over a $100+ stereo DAC (or any stereo DAC) for gaming.
As long as neither the game nor Foobar take exclusive control over the device, I think they should both fall into the shared audio stream. This means no using ASIO or WASAPI as those are exclusive modes. If you route both to the "Primary sound driver" that usually throws them both into the shared mode stream.
Edited by chicolom - 2/14/13 at 11:20am