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Daphile PC or Foobar with Kernel/Wasapi streaming

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Hi fellow audiophiles,

Pretty much mentioned the topic in the subject itself

I have just recently built a HTPC for mainly music but sometimes i play movies through it , the kind of Sound quality i get is very good compared to a media player(HD900B) which i initially thought for movies.

My HTPC set up is HTPC ---USB---> Hiface Evo---I2S--->Evo Dac

My Media Player Set up HD900B ---Coaxial--->Evo DAC

i would have done that comparison by myself but im getting two problems

1. LAN cable to run through my main room(which i don't want & no other options of keeping router near the HTPC by some other ways)- i think a wifi card can also be helpless as its not integrated in MoBo so it needs driver & daphile cannot detect i think-however i have not tried this- please pour opinion on this

2.I cannot play movies via Daphile in which case i can not enjoy sq from movies.

im playing my music through foobar using kerner streaming which is quite good but unable to compare it with daphile.

TIA

Rahul
 
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Come on HTPC users , it could be beneficial for all of us, do experiment it -- foobar or daphile ?
 
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sound_cycle

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Hi

A bitstream is a bitstream

I've not tried daphile. I dont have golden ears.

I have not A/B/X.

What i did try was the latest ubuntu LTS. And later win 8.1. I cannot figure out any difference on the same tracks between ASIO and wasapi and DS.

Like I said crappy ears, crappy system and a belief that what the other guy believes is more important than what i think or know, so please don't flame me, but tell me which one should be better and why ?

ciao
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hi Sound _ cycle

i cannot comment on which could be better as it will be only known after listening but if you want to know why. Here it goes,. In Daphile OS ,it contains what just needed to operate the USB & wifi to play songs.Whereas wasapi or kernel streaming bypass OS to make it perfect bit stream but number of programs run in background for OS requirement. If you have medium budget system then the difference in these things will not be heard & may sound same. In bit streaming, 0 will be 0 if it has good master clock inside & good jitter immunity implementation else the DAC will receive wrong data & that will be heard as distortion.I even hear a difference when i connect hiface evo by adaptor and by battery power source

So , asked which is better?
 
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