I'm trying to reach the best audio quality I can with foobar.
QuoteI'm trying to reach the best audio quality I can with foobar.What do you mean?
I'm trying to reach the best audio quality with foobar. Can you help me?
I've installed asio4all
and then also foobar bassexciter to add windows media player trubass and wow effects on foobar
Why not use ASIO?
Most audio solutions you find on motherboards today are good enough to reproduce Audio CD-grade digital audio perfectly.
I recommend a lot of caution here. Maybe audio solutions (actual audio chips) are great, but computer/mobo designers/manufacturers still screw up analog output shielding. I have a pretty new desktop computer at work, and the amount of electronic noise in the front line-out/headphone jack in unacceptable, the rear one is tad better, but still not what I would expect from a 2011 machine from a major manufacturer.
Previously there have been lots of problems with ASIO output in foobar2000.
Does WASAPI works on XP?I can't understand how ABX works..
QuotePreviously there have been lots of problems with ASIO output in foobar2000.Don't know what kind of hang up you have with asio. I run foobar in W& and XP previously through an M audio soundcard with no problem at all.Asio permit more flexible channel config. in the set up panel, to use in my m-audio mixing control panel.
I can't understand how ABX works..
what is kernel stream?
I think ASIO limits you to one device at a time
Simply put - it's a method of bypassing the windows mixer so that audio data goes direct from your application to your output device. It's debatable whether it makes any audible difference.
Where should I look for it?
To be fair, alternative output methods have some merits, regarding for example configuring multichannel setups (I myself used ASIO for that purpose some years back, before discovering channel mixer/matrix mixer), but any claims of "increased audio quality" need to be backed up by proof.