Hey there, I just recently purchased a Xonar DG because my last card did not have 24/96 digital out capability. Whenever I used the optical out or USB prior to that, the sound was always bypassed in windows and I could confirm this by turning the volume up and down and it always staying at the same level(since the D1 handles the actual signal). Now that I have the DG, windows can control the sound. I thought selecting the SPDIF bypass in playback devices would help but it actually just made it sound really noise for whatever reason.
Can someone help me setup the DG so that I can confirm it is indeed not doing the digital to analog process instead of my amp? I thought it would be really simple going into this but I guess not :\