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post #46 of 53
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Originally Posted by adydula View Post

drez....

If your interested in checking your system for issues with services and latency take a look at this:

http://www.thesycon.de/deu/latency_check.shtml

Easy to use....let me know how it works...

Alex

Thanks for the link, i have used that one before in windows 7 but apparently it doesnt work in windows 8. I cant recall whether an differences came up with chnging settings such as processor scheduling and system timer would show any difference, from memory the main culprit in windows 7 was the wireless config service which created a spike every minute. Windows 8 is meant to have better processor scheduling than windows 7 but the thescyon latency tool wouldnt be able to show that. For settings hat can be easily toggled on or off I think its best to compare by ear to see whther they matter or not. Second to this chosing settings that make sense generally in terms of performance. The settings and hardware I find work best also seem to produce good system performance as well. The new task manager in windows 8 is good at identifying which orocesses are hogging resources and generating too much disk I/O activity.
post #47 of 53
Jplay is not soooo good and is to $.

I prefer foobar with Asio.

I have a Focusrite 2i4 usb sound card.

Windows 8 64bit

Audio-Tehnica M50 headphones

Jamo 120 Power
post #48 of 53

I'm a headfier who just found this thread and thought I'd put in my 2 cents worth for anyone else checking out JPLAY.

 

I just put JPLAY (trial version) on an old netbook (Atom processor) that I use to send USB to a Musical Fidelity VDAC, into a Sunrise II amp into modified Fostex T50RPs.

 

I have Comodo on the netbook and that may have made it a little more difficult to install and use JPLAY but I was successful.

 

I was not able to get the JPLAY driver to work without being logged in as an administrator.  As an administrator I was able to get it installed and use the JPLAYmini and FooBar2000 with JPLAY.

 

There is a very significant difference in the sound. I will not say at this point that I like it better, but it is different, and I expect I may end up liking it better. 

 

I will have to spend more time comparing before I decide to spend 99 euros on JPLAY however.  Even for a lifetime license that is a pretty large hunk of change and more than I have ever spent on any software other than a Windows 7 license.
 

Happy listening!

post #49 of 53

Hello, I've tried JPlay and yes it does enhance my computer audiophile system in a good ways, more air, more separation, more transparent, more body, the vocal become more present and natural, can't going back anymore to other audio player (audio playback engine) ^^

 

Lack of user interface? Not a problem, I use foobar 2000, set output to ASIO JPlay, and voila.., perfect !

 

One thing for sure, JPlay is focused purely on sound quality, else (user interface, memory, running processes, i-o processes, will be discarded / sacrificed / or set to minimal as possible in order to achieve the highest sound quality of your computer ), you ok with that? Then you should try JPlay and be rewarded with its great sound quality

 

Note : I'm planning to upgrade my laptop memory to 16 GB, I think the more memory available, the better JPlay will produce the sound :-)

 

Cheers,

Laurent.


Edited by ExCelciuS - 10/16/14 at 7:33am
post #50 of 53

Not much action on this thread but I got an e-mail notifying me of the previous post so I thought I would sign in and give an update.

 

After trying JPlay I discovered ASIO4All and I have never looked back.  Using Foobar I get great results with Asio4All, Kernel Streaming, and WASAPI. I haven'r compared all three but they are really close and I stick to ASIO4All.

 

All the these plugins are free so thats a bonus.

post #51 of 53

I've done a lot of research on JPLAY, especially pertaining to whether it sounds better, and if so, to what extent?

 

I don't have the best equipment at the moment, so I will be forced to postpone my planned experiments with the software...but I thought I would leave a little reminder that there is a very generous free trial available that has no time limit and only inserts occasional silence, so it's more or less free forever. :normal_smile :

 

On a side note, if anyone here has the means to record and analyze the analog output of your system, it would be helpful if you could take some measurements and compare the audio of various players, such as JPLAY, iTunes, foobar2000, JRiver Media Center, etc.

post #52 of 53
If you mean capturing the analog output and inverting phase to do a null this has been done and shown no conclusive difference. If there is a difference (and I do hear one) it wont be shown using this method. Just listen IMO. BTW my personal preference is for JRiver ; )
post #53 of 53
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Originally Posted by drez View Post

If you mean capturing the analog output and inverting phase to do a null this has been done and shown no conclusive difference. If there is a difference (and I do hear one) it wont be shown using this method. Just listen IMO. BTW my personal preference is for JRiver ; )

 

If the measurements show no difference and you perceive one, that means either there isn't really a difference or the measurements are incomplete. I'm assuming there are many things that need to be measured to get the complete picture.

 

Anyway...my dream audio system would have a dedicated music server, so Windows software wouldn't even be a factor.

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