Wasapi & FX

Like any serious music listener, I want every quality tweak I can get. I use the foobar2000 player and it works fine in conjunction with my DAC & FX, but on advice from some ‘experts’, I installed the Wasapi driver plugin to foobar, (it provides unmodified audio from the PC). The trouble is that the output must be set to Wasapi and be made exclusive, which puts FX out of operation.

If anyone knows how I might get the Wasapi driver and FX to work together I would appreciate any advice.

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Hi Brock,
As far as I know, the FxSound driver needs to be set as the Default Device.
So, once again, as far as I know, it doesn’t seem possible - to me.

@TiM, @bvijay: Advice welcome, thanks.

Count me out; i am using AIMP as audio player since years and i never used foobar2000 or the WASAPI.

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Thanks for answering though.

Also, if I’m not mistaken, there’s a paradox here.
Ask yourself, what do you want: objective audio (Wasapi), or more enjoyable audio (FxSound)?
Personally, I’ve chosen FxSound, in moderation.

I agree and thanks for the replies. I will still continue investigating this, both Wasapi & ASIO drivers have the ability to stop windows from processing the audio and deliver it via USB raw to the DAC, there is no doubt from articles read that this improves sound quality. But having tested it the quality improvement is not as much as we get with FX, so yes it’s best to just stick with FX. Maybe I will find an article on how to manage using both.

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Just a friendly reminder…

“Audiophiles don’t use their equipment to listen to your music. Audiophiles use your music to listen to their equipment.” - Alan Parsons

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