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post #76 of 100
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Will do! Just one quick question, does wasapi increase sound quality? Or does it just mute all over sounds?


Wasapi increases sound quality yes. Have it in shared mode and you can hear other sounds as well, if you want that.

 

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I need help please guys!

 

When I pause or even shut Winamp, all the sounds continue to be muted. How do I unmute them? I wish it would unmute upon pausing my music or shutting Winamp because this could get quite annoying for me. 

 

And what are some good EQ tips or EQ settings to put into my EQ for my HE 500s? Thanks guys!

 

EDIT: How do I even install Electri-Q EQ?

 

If you want sound in other programs you must first turn of exclusive mode, then restart the programs (games, web browsers, apps, etc.)

I can't help you with the EQ, I like my HE500 unEQ'd.

 

Try the HE500 thread:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/551345/hifiman-he-500-he-as-in-high-end-please-post-your-impressions-proving-to-be-a-great-headphone-and-standing-the-test-of-time/7755#post_9800845

post #77 of 100
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Originally Posted by BleaK View Post
 

 

If you want sound in other programs you must first turn of exclusive mode, then restart the programs (games, web browsers, apps, etc.)

I can't help you with the EQ, I like my HE500 unEQ'd.

 

Try the HE500 thread:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/551345/hifiman-he-500-he-as-in-high-end-please-post-your-impressions-proving-to-be-a-great-headphone-and-standing-the-test-of-time/7755#post_9800845

 

Thank you!

post #78 of 100

I now have one device that has windows 8.  I cannot get the WASAPI to work.  Does it work on this platform?  Works fine on my other devices using Windows 7.

post #79 of 100
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I now have one device that has windows 8.  I cannot get the WASAPI to work.  Does it work on this platform?  Works fine on my other devices using Windows 7.


I am sorry, but I haven't tried it on windows 8 yet. I can probably get to it this weekend and test if it works!
post #80 of 100
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I am sorry, but I haven't tried it on windows 8 yet. I can probably get to it this weekend and test if it works!

 

yeah if you don't mind that'd be awesome.  I built my new HTPC and was disappointed with it not working.  WASAPI works in other environments (using XBMC).  I wasn't going to run 8 but my friend's business had a spare legit key sitting around so I figured I'd give 8 a try since it's not my main work machine.  It is however, my main multimedia machine so I need this up and running or back toobar2K for me.  :P

post #81 of 100

This is awesome.  I started using WinAmp back in my Napster days but got away from it.  Definitely going to give it another look.

post #82 of 100
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This is awesome.  I started using WinAmp back in my Napster days but got away from it.  Definitely going to give it another look.

Cool, me too! Using it as we speak, have a nice weekend!:beerchug:

post #83 of 100

Thanks, I was completely unaware of this.

At least on my laptop I switched from Foobar back to Winamp. An hour of lossless "Blotted Science" on my USB DAC later ... I will stay with this.

post #84 of 100

I am about to install windows 8, can anyone confirm if this plugin still works with windows 8.1?

post #85 of 100
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I am about to install windows 8, can anyone confirm if this plugin still works with windows 8.1?

 

no it doesn't

 

I posted about this a month ago only a few posts up and the original poster never got back to me.  :/

 

It was great but at this point I'm about to move on.  

post #86 of 100
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I am sorry, but it seems like it won't work with W8 yet. I tested with my buddy's PC and it didn't work yet.

post #87 of 100

well what other winamp plugin is there then for winamp, using windows 8.1 with wasapi that can do bit-perfect playback as good as maiko, without any hiccups when using explorer etc.?


Edited by Thunderbolt - 10/23/13 at 12:35pm
post #88 of 100

wasapi is now integrated into windows so that no plugin would be needed any longer. can anyone confirm this? does it really bypass all windows mixer stuff automatically without any alteration of the sound? if so then we wouldnt need a wasapi plugin any more I guess.

post #89 of 100
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I don't have W8 myself, but those who have it might have to look somewhere else. I haven't had time to figure out how W8 and WASAPI drivers interact yet, but it looks like that W8 don't need WASAPI :)

post #90 of 100
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I don't have W8 myself, but those who have it might have to look somewhere else. I haven't had time to figure out how W8 and WASAPI drivers interact yet, but it looks like that W8 don't need WASAPI :)

 

why is that?  Is DirectSound actually sending a bit perfect signal?  I prefer to stick with WinAMP because it's compact and a simple player.  MediaMonkey, Foobar2K, etc are a bit clunky to me.  I don't want my music player taking up almost all the computer screen.

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