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#1 subcld

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 18:52

i notice sound quality when playing audio files a lot better than windows 7
is it just me or its actually better


#2 Elliot B.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 18:56

i notice sound quality when playing audio files a lot better than windows 7
is it just me or its actually better

Placebo.

#3 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 18:56

Well, its tons of folds better than 7.
Spoiler
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#4 Riva

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 18:57

I can't say since my Xonar doesnt work correctly. Going back to Windows 7 I have to say I missed awsome sound :D

#5 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 18:57

Placebo.


That might not be the case. :pinch:

#6 OP subcld

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 21:25

Placebo.

nope its actually better
i tried same mp3 files on both and its actually better at least for me :)

#7 -Razorfold

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 21:27

nope its actually better
i tried same mp3 files on both and its actually better at least for me :)

Check the sample rate and bit depth on Windows 7 and 8.

Win 7: Control Panel -> Sound -> right click on speakers (or w/e your default playback device is) and select the advanced tab.
Win 8: No idea

#8 n_K

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 21:37

Definately placebo, upgrading to windows 8 won't magically change your sound card's DAC or S->N ratio or improve your headphones/audio outputs frequency range.

#9 Ci7

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:08

Check the sample rate and bit depth on Windows 7 and 8.

Win 7: Control Panel -> Sound -> right click on speakers (or w/e your default playback device is) and select the advanced tab.
Win 8: No idea


it is the same provided you access the classic "control panel"

charm > settings > Control panel > Sound......etc

#10 FalseAgent

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:25

This is interesting.

I tested windows 8 on a 5-year old PC so it had poor sound quality as compared to my 1-year old laptop on Windows 7, so I can't tell if Windows 8 has better sound.
I mean, that PC is crap. Being able to run Windows 8 on crap hardware is an achievement itself.

#11 aionaddict

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 20:53

It seems about the same to me although I will have to wait a bit to figure out how to install some custom realtek drivers I use on Win 7 before making a true judgement. The built in drivers for high def audio devices might be better.

#12 migo

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 15:07

It seems about the same to me although I will have to wait a bit to figure out how to install some custom realtek drivers I use on Win 7 before making a true judgement. The built in drivers for high def audio devices might be better.


That could explain it, sometimes MS does better drivers than the HW manufacturer, whenever possible I actually avoided installing drivers if I could.

#13 OP subcld

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 19:32

ok so it seems like i have installed a newer version of Realtek HD audio driver on CP
when i download and installed the same version of realtek HD audio driver on win 7 i got the same audio quality

#14 Aergan

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 20:45

Both my audio devices can now do 32bit sound up to 19200Hz? :s

#15 ArialBlue

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 20:52

Both my audio devices can now do 32bit sound up to 19200Hz? :s

Is that really new thought?