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chronek
post Apr 1 2012, 14:26
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Hello,

I am using window7 + creative sb x-fi hd usb + some sennheiser headphones and lately found that after install driver 1.2.21 over original 1.2.20 my sound got worsen (I usually playing flac files with foobar + sox resampler plugin + asio). After reinstall driver sound got back better quality.
I just wondering, i always do resample sound to highest profile what my card can play (24bit/96kHz) for bypass windows/driver resampling, and using even asio for bypass that but looks like that driver have own resampler and filters and even if i try best - driver can corrupt sound.
Know anyone a way to bypass driver and play original sound as much as possible?

Mike

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phofman
post Apr 2 2012, 09:20
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I am correct that X-Fi, unlike most other cards, employs extensive DSP in hardware? At least the older Audigy cards did so. In such case I can imagine an updated firmware, a part of the driver upgrade, causing different sound.
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Nessuno
post Apr 2 2012, 10:06
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QUOTE (phofman @ Apr 2 2012, 10:20) *
I can imagine an updated firmware, a part of the driver upgrade, causing different sound.


Already tried to downgrade the driver and verify the effect on sound?

By the way: you haven't jet detailed this difference in sound. We can't try to help you if we actually don't know anything about it.
In doing this, please follow the guidance of Hydrogenaudio TOS, especially point #8.


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