Get rid of the plasticky sound of the EMU0404
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Use Winamp, with the Shibatch MP3 decoder set to 32 bit, and Shibatch ASIO. Et voila, sound that matches the RMAA graphs of the card (which are very very good, and harsh if anything - the opposite to the Foobar+EMU sound).
 
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Which equalizer?
 
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i think he's referring to the foobar2000 equalizer.
 
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Better solution is to buy a 1212m.
 
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Originally Posted by adhoc
i think he's referring to the foobar2000 equalizer.



Yeah, that really helps me. ;-P

My 0404 sounds like vinyl to me.
 
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Originally Posted by Kram Sacul
My 0404 sounds like vinyl to me.


Funny, that's exactly what I think about my AP192, and I despised the sound of the 0404. Amazing how much opinions differ on what is pleasing to the ear.
 
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I meant vinyl the material
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Kram Sacul
I meant vinyl the material


 
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I use the foobar2000 equalizer, but if you use Winamp I recommend the Shibatch equalizer. The upper frequencies just need a little boosting, then you keep the amazing natural detail of the card, but get a much needed more airy sound, that opens the natural tone of instruments

Using Winamp, with the Shibatch decoder and Shibatch ASIO output, with 32 bits int out seems to eliminate the plasticky sound. I used to use foobar2000, but got annoyed with its buggy EQ. Can someone else confirm that the plasticky sound goes when they use the same combination?

It must be some sort of incompatibility with foobar2000 and the EMU DSP that causes it. I now get phenomenal sound quality that will easily rival expensive CD players, just by changing the software used. Amazing.

It now sounds exactly like the RMAA graphs suggest, with the highs being slightly louder than the lower notes. My HD595s now sing like a bird
 
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post your recommendations for the foobar eq again please
 
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They were the high frequencies - around 10kHz to 20kHz that needed boosting, but I use Winamp now with no EQ, and the sound is fabulous
 
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Originally Posted by mattpwill
They were the high frequencies - around 10kHz to 20kHz that needed boosting, but I use Winamp now with no EQ, and the sound is fabulous


If you arn't using any EQ, there is no difference between the software players. As long as you are using the same settings for each (ASIO, 32 bit output, etc).
 
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Originally Posted by mattpwill
That's what I thought Asmo, but try it for yourself.

http://www3.cypress.ne.jp/otachan/



I did before posting, and I have before in the past.

No difference.

Are you sure you don't have any EQ enabled?

If you are hearing a difference with foobar vs winamp (both using ASIO output) then you must have something setup wrong because there is no difference.
 
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