Originally Posted by RustA
Thank you for sharing... That said, you can always use the official board or e-mail Jplay team directly, they are incredibly helpful! No problems for me on three different computers, using Windows 7 64bit or Windows 8 64bit.
Btw, I like how people experience extreme differences among amps and DACs (or even digital cables!) and in the same time they hear zero difference among Foobar and all the better stuff like Amarra, Jplay, Xxhighend, Fidelizer etc. Interesting to be a part of this community...
On the same topic, I don't think Foobar + WASAPI is in anyway lacking. The only thing it fells a bit short is memory playback (which doesn't matter if you got a high spec PC anyway). Even though back when JRiver gains its popularity, there's lots of mumbo jumbo on how playing Flac files from memory achieves the best latency - I don't find any difference between JRiver WASAPI and Foo WASAPI =p.
About Fidelizer but if it works for everyone, I'm sure MSB/EA will recommend you to use that; or get a i7 3770 OC rig dedicated only to audio. I understood the reasoning of audio sharing the host process with DHCP other stuff - still with the computing power we have at the moment, how that is a problem is beyond me. We're dealing with a simple audio stream here, not quantum computing.
Digital cables depends on what you are talking about. USB cables are a hoax. Coaxial cables do have some science behind it (length/reflection...etc). TOSlink, I did waste 80 bucks for a "glass" cable to find it doesn't sound anyway different from my 5 bucks freebie =p. I think the whole CAT5 vs CAT6 is loads of crap too.
On the software side, hard to play with Amarra, you need to either hackintosh, or grab a mac mini. I wouldn't touch XXhighend with a ten foot pole, even if it sings like an angel (not) - the interface pretty much fries my brain. I did play with most players (windows only), and to be honest, only JPLAY sounds slightly different from the others - even its mini player sounds a weeee bit different from using Jplay with Foobar/jriver.
Now if they publish some researches/papers on how bit perfect players can sound different; they can have my money .
Edited by khaine1711 - 5/18/13 at 4:46pm