Sound got worse how exactly (TOS #8)? What asio driver, the asio4all "wrapper"?If you want to play the "original sound" then why do you resample everything?The soundcard driver cannot be bypassed if you want it to play sound.
Don’t misinterpret the above post to refer to quality. These modes are designed not for any effect upon the output audio but rather to achieve unrelated goals such as exclusive access to hardware, reduced latency, etc.
I can imagine an updated firmware, a part of the driver upgrade, causing different sound.
I am correct that X-Fi, unlike most other cards, employs extensive DSP in hardware? At least the older Audigy cards did so.
In such case I can imagine an updated firmware, a part of the driver upgrade, causing different sound.
Know anyone a way to bypass driver and play original sound as much as possible?