But there are a lot of if's.
Quote from: JimH on 04 December, 2011, 08:54:11 AMBut there are a lot of if's.Rather a lot of "if not"s. The default configuration of most systems (basic Vista/7 installation, any basic player DirectSound/Wasapi/ASIO) will output exactly the same. Anything else is just rooted in myths from times when XP had trouble producing bit identical output in its standard configuration or flawed sample rate conversion in case of a mismatch between input and output sample rate. IMHO the way JRiver MC is presented here is scratching the edge of Hydrogenaudio TOS.
...if two players are playing from the same source, to the same sound device, and they are both set up the same, they will deliver the same bits to the device.
The default configuration of most systems (basic Vista/7 installation, any basic player DirectSound/Wasapi/ASIO) will output exactly the same.
Many of the better USB DAC's use a USB driver from Wavelengthaudio.com.
Quote from: JimH on 04 December, 2011, 10:07:31 AMMany of the better USB DAC's use a USB driver from Wavelengthaudio.com.Don’t think so.Most of the new async USB DACs and async USB/SPDIF converters use the XMOS receiver.It comes with a USB class 2 driver by Thesycon.
We once tested what people could hear, with files at 8, 9, 10 bit depth, etc. Very few people could hear the difference beyond 11 or 12 bits.
Until now, the merits of computer audio have been controversial for many audiophiles.
Is this some kind of a joke? Why would any player (other than a defective one) sound any different from any other?
There are a few reasons.WASAPI or ASIO, for example.A 64 bit internal data path. ...
Now that i know that he is allowed to post such things here i´ll leave it alone oif cause
More Audiophile bits about JRiver Media Center here:http://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Audiophile_InfoAnd a chart from the article:
The people here will tear you limb from limb and I think they're quite justified in doing so!
Without seeing the complete article it is difficult to say anything about that test, but it looks seriously flawed. For example it claims that resampling from 176 kHz to 192 kHz or even just increasing the bit depth from 24-bit to 32-bit produces audibly better quality: "Additional height and clarity improvement."