GotNoRice , Jun 23, Will have to read more about that later. You should use this if your soundcard doesn’t have an ASIO device. There must be a mathematical difference. I’ve always been a fan of directsound because of the stability mind you I don’t have a fancy soundcard. Prove it with double-blind testing as mandated by our rules or keep your probably imagined claims to yourself.

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The time now is NenuJun 23, I am using a Claro 2 sound card with an analog connection to a set of Klipsch Pro Media 2.

Directsound vs WASAPI vs ASIO

In this case, the DAC is in my TV so logically I would think that the digital source material would be identical to what my TV would be receiving and then converting to analog stereo. Xsio his best option not be to set the output to the sampling rate actually used in his audio file so no sampling rate conversion was necessary at all?

WASAPI – this is a lot better than DirectSound as it provides less latency usually between 10ms and 30ms so it’s more suitable to real-time use. SolsticeJun 23, ASIO is direct-hardware, low-latency and Directsound is emulated, layered.


There is a fixed amount of intelligence on the planet, and the population keeps growing: Tags for this Thread squeezeplay windows. If that proves false, then it demonstrates how easily it is to fool oneself to believe some things are better than the other. Anyone else notice this or have their own observations on directsounf topic.

If Squeezeplay is unable to open your default sound device can cause the connection to server to fail as well. I’d be happy to be proven wrong using researched measurements.

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There’s a good chance you can use it to run both your interfaces with the same audio driver, to use the outs of your internal and ins of your external in any of your software. Let me first of all state that I cannot hear any difference. Board index Technology Echo Vale.

Windows: should you use DirectSound(default), WASAPI or ASIO

Hydrogenaudio is a technical, factual, and informational forum. ASIO – use this whenever you can. Mikael33 Gerbil First Class. Midiman on How have others conducted such tests? Someone’s going to attack and disect every word Directsoud am about to post to tell me I’m wrong, but There must be a mathematical difference.


One thing that is nice about Directsound is that it makes it easier to setup Ducking for programs like Ventrilo, etc. If you have a notable difference in that setup, first it is on your side to demonstrate that such thing happens. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. Views Read View source View history. Jun 23, 7.

Prove it with double-blind testing as mandated by our rules or keep your probably imagined claims to yourself. I never noticed any real difference between output methods since the XP era.

Sign up using Facebook. There is a definite loss of detail on my system using directsound vs wasapi ymmv. Whether or not that maps to a practical benefit is hard to make a general statement about.