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Is it worth putting the Sample Rate at 192 KHz, or should I put it back to 44.1?

Is there any sound quality differences?
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No, leave it at 44.1KHz.

Edit: Copy & Paste my other post for clarity for elaboration.

I should further elaborate. Unless you're using 6 channels, then it's not worth it (in my opinion) to set it to 192KHz. If you're using 2.1 and just listening to music, then set it to 44.1KHz.

Sample rate is the quality of the audio, the higher the better, although this will cause distortion on lower quality sound cards and speakers.
Edited by pjBSOD - 11/4/11 at 2:45pm
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I have windows set to 44.1 and xonar control panel set to 192 KHz. Works for me.
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post #4 of 6
I should further elaborate. Unless you're using 6 channels, then it's not worth it (in my opinion) to set it to 192KHz. If you're using 2.1 and just listening to music, then set it to 44.1KHz.

Sample rate is the quality of the audio, the higher the better, although this will cause distortion on lower quality sound cards and speakers.
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I left mine on 48khz, mostly cuz most of my music was around there. But yeah, no need to go up to 192khz. Music is rarely even recorded in 96khz, but some exist and if you're listening to an album recorded/ripped at 96khz, then you can turn it up to that.

But if you don't plan on changing that anymore, 48 or 44.1 is the best way to go.
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post #6 of 6
It doesn't matter what you set it at for playback as the software will play the file at the file's sampling rate. In other words, it doesn't matter what you set it at and makes no difference for music playback.
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