I am seeming to prefer 96KHz on my card, like Fewtch (IIRC) said in another thread, my card simply seems to "like" being in its native mode, and it seems to sound noticably less flat to my ears.
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6/5/04 at 5:47am
Originally Posted by fewtch
I think it is the card... 88.2 KHz sounds ugly with my card as well (in fact I get clicks/pops which don't appear at any other sample rate), but 96 KHz is very smooth and clean sounding. I figure it must have something to do with the DAC... one would think that a 96 KHz DAC would actually do best at multiples of 48 KHz rather than 44.1 KHz.
Originally Posted by Glassman
you can't 'resample to 24bit', resampling changes sample rate, not bit depth.. and your card can't handle more then 16/48 so this is all somewhat out..
in fact, your card also can't handle true 16/44.1 as it will resample to 48kHz, it's the hardware limitation of the DSP and AC'97 codecs used.. you should resample to 48kHz slow mode with dither enabled in foobar..
Originally Posted by cosmopragma
It's clear now.I'm deaf.
With the help of my girlfriend I performed a blind test and failed to tell the different sample rates apart listening through a RME and a Benchmark DAC(the latter upsampling anyway).
The only card I was clearly better than 50 % was an Audigy 2, upsampled to 48 kHz, but this one is only for games and movies, so who cares?