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Old 29th July 2008, 13:38   #162
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ASIO sounds much better, but the scope and targeted usage are different.

Really, I can't hear any significant difference between DS and OpenAL. But maybe that's because I tried it on a good old SB Live in analog stereo (still, it's connected to a monster Onkyo receiver, which is not too shabby).

In my understanding, OpenAL is not supposed to sound particularly better than DS. It's just a (much welcome) open-source alternative. Properly configured and with a good set of audio drivers, DS will still deliver the goods. Of course with an SPDIF connection, that might be entirely different.
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