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I have been using foobar + creative asio for a long time now...

What you guys are using?
What is the best software + settings for listening music, I want to get the most out of my Creative Titanium XFI.

I have Logitech Z623 + Logitech X-530.

I like to hear Electronic music.

Thanks
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post #2 of 17
Completely subjective. Easiest answer is to use Foobar 2000, set Creative to Audio Creation mode with bit-matched playback @44.1KHz, and select WASAPI in Foobar output. Leave everything else at default.

Better answer is to experiment with what you think sounds good
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Completely subjective. Easiest answer is to use Foobar 2000, set Creative to Audio Creation mode with bit-matched playback @44.1KHz, and select WASAPI in Foobar output. Leave everything else at default.

Better answer is to experiment with what you think sounds good
WASAPI..? is this an option from newest Foobars? because I don't find anything about this on my foobar...

I hear people talking about winamp?... does it have the same quality as foobar?

And what about VLC?..
I feel really noob.
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post #4 of 17
VLC is a great video player. Foobar gives the best options available for music. Download the WASAPI plugin for Foobar and go to File>Preference>Playback>Output and set output device as WASAPI. It bypasses all Windows sounds and plays the music directly.
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VLC is a great video player. Foobar gives the best options available for music. Download the WASAPI plugin for Foobar and go to File>Preference>Playback>Output and set output device as WASAPI. It bypasses all Windows sounds and plays the music directly.
Ok thanks, any question I will come back
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post #6 of 17
+1 to the Foobar and WASAPI suggestion.

Honestly though you're going to need better speakers if you want a better music listening experience.
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post #7 of 17
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VLC is a great video player.
eh, no, just no. It is horrid vs the likes of KMPlayer, MPC-HC and any player (on 32 bit OS's) that can support MadVR.
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eh, no, just no. It is horrid vs the likes of KMPlayer, MPC-HC and any player (on 32 bit OS's) that can support MadVR.
Works perfectly for me, has all the features I need, and plays everything. Care to elaborate?
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J river does it all and looks damn good doing it

Also: Wasapi Event Style
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post #10 of 17
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Works perfectly for me, has all the features I need, and plays everything. Care to elaborate?
Picture quality mainly. Different codecs result in different picture quality.
It's a real shame that MadVR will never be 64-bit because it owns all.
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