thx for the hint,
yes you're right, maiko uses the WASAPI (new Windows Sound API since Vista)
and ASIO is another solution by Steinberg.
so you're right, they are not truly comparable.
to be honest, the maiko plugin in Combination with the ffsox plugin by pbelkner does the job really fine.
but I am always on the run for the ultimate sound quality, and hope the ASIO plugin
has some advantages in the Stereo upmixing, (as I don't like CMSS3D from creative and DTS Connect)
and switching the Samplerate
(I have to sync the Samplerate for maiko, to prevent the long delay when Samplerate changes)
and by the way, I cross the fingers that the ffsox plugin supports ID3 Tagging someday
but you're right good things take their time, but I think it is not
wrong to show the Developer that his work is appreciated