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Hi I'm wondering if someone could provide me an explanation of the different audio formats.

My desktop is set by default to 24 bits, 48,000 Hz. I am able to set this up to 24 bits, 192,000 Hz.

I've searched around online and see it has to do with sampling rates

Am I going to see a difference when running at a higher format? Are there any drawbacks to this? I've fiddled around with changing it and notice some slight changes but haven't tried changing it while gaming or anything yet.

Thanks for any feedback,
Dats
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Hi I'm wondering if someone could provide me an explanation of the different audio formats.
My desktop is set by default to 24 bits, 48,000 Hz. I am able to set this up to 24 bits, 192,000 Hz.
I've searched around online and see it has to do with sampling rates
Am I going to see a difference when running at a higher format? Are there any drawbacks to this? I've fiddled around with changing it and notice some slight changes but haven't tried changing it while gaming or anything yet.
Thanks for any feedback,
Dats

Basically you only need to run higher sampling rates and bit depth if you running any sound plugins or if you like to adjust the volume software wise. You do not need 192kHz sampling rate ever. Basically leave it at default.
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If you are in the small group of people who need 192kHz you would already know it. 16 bit 44.1kHz is all you need in terms of sound quality and is probably the only one that will work on any sound card/device.
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