Before anyone points out the obvious; yes I have looked around a LOT on people talking about different output types and comparisons. The issue is I have not found much in the way of constructive or helpful info.
I've been using iTunes for years and I knew going into it, it wasn't the A+ choice (honestly, the organization and coverflow kept me there). I recently upgraded to a Claro Halo soundcard and DT990 (600ohm) cans.
I became concerned over the "bit-perfect" output options out there and questioned if iTunes was worth using since apparently it gets sent to the windows mixer Kernel.
What I have not been able to find at all is how big of a difference this makes. I have more A-B personal testing to do, but it's really not yielding any distinct results.
I DO understand Bit-perfect playback that is unmolseted by a pass through a windows kernel is ideal and in theory the best way to go. But I would also like to not having to Ditch iTunes or mod it to use a WASAPI Foobar passthrough just because it isn't bit-perfect.
Not looking for an objectivity war here, I just want to know i'm not making a grave mistake sticking with iTunes with my new equipment! Thanks in advance.
Edited by RushNerd - 8/9/12 at 9:17am