Originally Posted by xnor
I'd use foobar2k with the sox mod plugin and configure it to only resample (that is the correct term here) 88.2 kHz to either 48 or 96 kHz. Which one doesn't really matter unless you're concerned with inaudible frequencies above 21+ kHz in which case you should go for 96 kHz.
@StratocasterMan: Windows? Yes with DirectSound or WASAPI in shared mode this will result in on-the-fly resampling by the Windows audio engine.
Yes, Windows Vista and foobar 2000. I haven't customized foobar 2000 much at all since my initial install, so I'm pretty sure that means I'm using DirectSound. I haven't done anything to switch to WASAPI or ASIO. I guess I am using shared mode since all of my normal computer sounds such as web videos go through the E17. I'm also using Spotify and MOG.
If I'm understanding things correctly, since I haven't gone to WASAPI or ASIO, that means everything is not bit-perfect. While it seems that there is a theoretical advantage to having everything bit-perfect, I haven't tried to do that because I was afraid it would cause me more trouble than it's worth. I had doubts about whether I would be able to hear the difference and I was concerned I'd end up having some files or regular computer sounds that wouldn't play.
So, I guess the question is, should I attempt to go to WASAPI and the sox mod plugin as the original poster is doing? It seems like it might be a little difficult to configure correctly and I don't want to lose functionality with other computer sounds like streaming music or video. Most of my files are 44.1 / 16, but I do have some 96 / 24 and 88.2 / 24 and 320 kbps MP3.
Do you think it'd be wise to change my configuration?