I have the HD 598 hooked up to my motherboard audio since the sound card hasn't arrived yet and they sound amazing. I can't wait to hear these on the Essence STX.
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I would say to set the sample rate lower then 192Khz, I would think 44.1Khz or 48Khz would be fine for gaming, I usually just leave my at 96Khz.
Sorry. That's just not true. I don't mean to sound condescending (though I do), but the sample rate at which a DAC is set to operate has no impact on the final product. The chip does not "work harder" with higher samples--it just "does."
I'm not an expert on DACs so I was only guessing.
But why does a computer give the option of changing the sample rate and not automayically default to the highest sample rate?
TL; DR: The options are there to help the CPU.