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Hey everyone,
I'd like to hear what you guys have to say about maximizing the sound quality of my Essence ST. I'm using J River Media to play my WMA Lossless songs outputting to ASIO, I set the "default format" in Windows to 24-bit 192KHz.
It seems that in ASIO it even bypasses the Xonar Audio Center because changing the settings don't make any audible difference.
Also when playing games, I set the audio control panel to "game" and it sounds great in game but it's hard to know where noises are coming from, and if I enable GX it kinda solves that problem but it sounds like crap.
Thanks a lot.

EDIT: SORRY MODS I REALIZED I POSTED THIS THREAD IN THE WRONG SECTION. Was viewing 3dmark threads and created my new thread there lol.

Edited by Emmanuel - 8/13/11 at 2:56pm
    
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Personally I go with 44.1KHz for the sample rate - If your lossless is at that rate there's not much point re-sampling to 192KHz, and yes ASIO is supposed to bypass everything. The Event Style WASAPI is supposed to be the best in JRiver - I can't tell between them though. I' don't use the Game setting either, it just flattens the EQ and enables DolbyHeadphone, again just personal taste but I prefer some EQ and game without DolbyHeadphone. And I've not noticed GX do anything yet. It's all just personal taste though - whatever sounds best.
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Thanks a lot for the info, should I just leave it to Hi Fi when I game?
    
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I use the Hi-Fi setting for everything
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