Schiit Stack Modi 2, Magni 3 Windows Settings/Setup 2018-05-06 01:28:29 Hello. I was wondering what would be the ideal settings for my setup and use case.SetupHeadphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M50xDAC: Schiit Modi 2Amp: Schiit Magni 3OS: Windows 10 Home x64 (1803, 17134.1)Use: Basically everything. Listening to music, watching movies, playing games, general computer usage, etc. Ideally, I would setup Windows once and never have to deal with it again.Current problems: The zone for usable volume with the Magni 3 volume nob is really small. I'd like to have more gradations of volume from low to high.First things first, the physical switches on the Modi 2 and Magni 3. I have the Modi 2 DAC set on "Expert mode" and Windows detected and automatically installed drivers for it, so I assume that's fine. For the Magni 3 Amp, I've flipped between HI and LO gain, but I'm not really sure what I should be using. I currently have it set to LO gain.For Windows settings, the two settings I am mainly interested in are the "Default Format" sample rate and bit depth, and the sound levels. I'm basically trying to avoid any distortions or whatever, whether it be from resampling/conversion or something else, and I've read conflicting things when searching around. I also want to avoid any random software conflicts as much as possible.Default Format: I currently have the Default Format set to 16 bit, 48000 Hz. I've read that anything above "CD quality" 16/44 is basically meaningless, so I'm content with having it set lower. I've also read that certain sound cards can have distortions or whatever when setting the Default Format in Windows to 16 bit, 44100 Hz, instead of 16/48. 99% of my music library is in 16/44. Most of the movies I watch I'd guess are 16/48. I assume most game audio is in 16/44, but I don't know. I'm considering setting the default format 24/48. I want to ensure as best I can that there are no distortions. What would be the proper default format to do that?Sound levels: I currently have it set to 100. When I searched about sound levels, it seems it's entirely up to the sound card whether a particular setting causes distortions or problems. Some require to be set no higher than 80, others require 100, and some seem to work at any level in Windows. Ideally, I would set this to something like 20 so I could have many more gradations when manipulating the volume via the Magni 3. But I don't know what's appropriate for my setup.Thanks.