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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

As my musical preferences have shifted over the years (and my hearing aged too), I have decided to switch to a darker/fatter/mellower headphones - HD650.

Will see how it pairs with my Schiit stack - I think it should be just perfect! My trusty HD600s are up for sale now, they will be missed for sure.

I spend more time with my Gungnir/Lyr/HD650 combination than anything else at the moment. There is magic to be had... 

post #5372 of 7166
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Originally Posted by fenderf4i View Post

I hope that if there is a Lyr 2, that they change the preout behaviour to match that of the Asgard 2. It's just a little bit nicer.

Come on Jason, do the decent thing!
post #5373 of 7166
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Originally Posted by john777 View Post


Come on Jason, do the decent thing!

 

 

 

Haha. My guess is that it will be changed. The Asgard 2 is quite a bit newer than the original Lyr, so I'm thinking it will be modified to be consistent with the newer amp.

post #5374 of 7166

Does anyone know of a Windows utility to see the bit rate and depth of the audio streams sent out over SPDIF or USB?  I'm using a Bifrost and would like to verify what's going into it.

 

 Thanks

post #5375 of 7166
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Originally Posted by MrPanda View Post
 

Does anyone know of a Windows utility to see the bit rate and depth of the audio streams sent out over SPDIF or USB?  I'm using a Bifrost and would like to verify what's going into it.

 

Other than USBlyzer.. not much. If you will be able to extract anything meaningful there. I think the realtime data there is too raw.

 

On a side note, if you're using ASIO or WASAPI and not getting playback errors - rest assured the bitrate/depth is the one you specified in the output settings.


Edited by madwolfa - 5/25/14 at 10:34am
post #5376 of 7166

Thanks... I'm using Windows 8 with Foobar or iTunes mostly.  I have the Windows settings for SPDIF optical (which I use the most) at 44.1 16 bits.  Do I have to change the settings manually anytime I play a high resolution track at 24/96.  I don't have many high res tracks yet, just some samples from HD tracks.

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Originally Posted by MrPanda View Post
 

Thanks... I'm using Windows 8 with Foobar or iTunes mostly.  I have the Windows settings for SPDIF optical (which I use the most) at 44.1 16 bits.  Do I have to change the settings manually anytime I play a high resolution track at 24/96.  I don't have many high res tracks yet, just some samples from HD tracks.

 

In Foobar2000, use WASAPI output with your S/PDIF optical device - it's going to be bit-perfect (Windows settings wouldn't matter at all), just make sure the S/PDIF device and Foobar2000 volume controls are both set to 100%.

 

With iTunes it's a bit more complicated, there's no way to use "exclusive" mode and ensure bit-perfect operation, hence the Windows settings on S/PDIF device would have to match the iTunes track properties (to avoid Windows resampling at least).


Edited by madwolfa - 5/25/14 at 11:21am
post #5378 of 7166

Thanks MadWoolf... I'm hunting now for the setting in Foobar to use WASAPI

post #5379 of 7166
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Originally Posted by MrPanda View Post
 

Thanks MadWoolf... I'm hunting now for the setting in Foobar to use WASAPI

 

Download the plugin here: http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_out_wasapi

post #5380 of 7166

That link takes me back to the Foobar app, not the plugin.... 

post #5381 of 7166

I tried a couple times, but I don't get a link to the plugin, just a link that takes me back to the first Foobar download page when I click the WASAPI link

post #5382 of 7166
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Originally Posted by MrPanda View Post
 

I tried a couple times, but I don't get a link to the plugin, just a link that takes me back to the first Foobar download page when I click the WASAPI link

 

Go to the "Components" section, find the "WASAPI output support 3.2.3" (click on it) and press the "Download" link there.

post #5383 of 7166

Thanks... that works if you have Foobar installed and their file extensions registered.  Much better now than iTunes.  Thanks!

post #5384 of 7166
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Originally Posted by MrPanda View Post
 

Thanks... that works if you have Foobar installed and their file extensions registered.  Much better now than iTunes.  Thanks!

 

Enjoy!

post #5385 of 7166

I'm even more impressed with Bifrost/Asgard 2 stack now.

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