Originally Posted by ramicio
The point is, I don't use it. I just wanted to try it and see if it behaves how it should, and it doesn't. It was updated just this past September 2nd. I use ASIO because my sound card's drivers (STX) were written for it. The only thing I don't like about it is that foobar doesn't allow me to select the output bit depth. I'd like to know what bit depth DSP and gain are done in. What's better than foobar? Winamp has gone down the toilet. Its WASAPI plugin also sucks ass. ASIO is 6 years old and doesn't function with my card. I can't stand J. River. Too bloated and audiophool-oriented.
I'm pretty sure Foobar has a 32-bit internal engine and DSP/gain/ect are applied at that before final output format. I don't think you can fully bit-stream with it (everything is re-sampled to internal bit-depth, then effects, then to output format), I'm not sure on that though - I may of missed something. This is the problem with it for me, it was a merry chase around to discover what "apparently" it's actually doing. None of this information seems to be directly available from Foobar so I'm saying I'm only "pretty sure".
If you don't like JRiver then you don't, I agree it's not a looker and I don't use much of it, I actually made my own skin for it, but I'm using it because everything works as I expect it to first time and it's all just there without needing to get a (dodgy?) plugin from here or there. Also I know exactly what it's doing, well, when I say I know what it's doing what I mean is I tend to trust the makers of an application when they state what's going on more than having to go digging on forums to try and get an idea.
I don't think you can select ASIO bit-depth from the application, it asks the sound device (driver setting) and uses that. I have access to the "ASIO Control Panel" for the STX ASIO driver in JRiver and 16, 24 and 32-bit are selectable along with a latency setting. I have no idea how to get to the ASIO Control Panel from the ASUS Audio Center.