Windows 11 Enhance Audio

Dom

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On Windows 11 22000.100 I found an Enhance Audio switch, to automatically improve sound quality and a very subtle difference can be heard. There's no documentation on the web about it either.
 

Dom

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After searching about I did find some information.
"The new functionality aims to optimize the system's audio processing settings to allow audio at high fidelity, HD sound reproduction."
So the audio system is optimised for HD reproduction? Well I hope it works.
 

abacus

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Long way to go before everything is added and refined, also it maybe dependent on the hardware used, as with most windows sound features.

Bill
 

Dom

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I think it was developed by Microsoft Teams to enhance low bit rate and mono call meetings, but it's also for high bit rates as well by changing audio processing settings.

Here's a link
 

abacus

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Interesting, however I think you are correct in that I don’t think it’s for HI-Fi sound reproduction, just for Zoom type calls to improve the sound quality. (Be interesting to see if it interfaces with Skype and Zoom as well as Teams)

Bill
 

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I can see Enhance Audio could be useful for games and videos, when I upgrade to W11 but, when listening to music with Foobar2000, I will still use ASIO drivers to bypass all Windows sound processing.
 

abacus

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If you’re on Windows 10 then providing everything is working correctly the difference with ASIO will be minimal.
Note: the drivers are there to get the best out of DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) they will not make any difference over the standard audio drivers for just playback.
If you are using a dedicated soundcard/audio interface then use the drivers that came with that for best performance.

Bill
 

Friesiansam

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If you’re on Windows 10 then providing everything is working correctly the difference with ASIO will be minimal.
Note: the drivers are there to get the best out of DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) they will not make any difference over the standard audio drivers for just playback.
If you are using a dedicated soundcard/audio interface then use the drivers that came with that for best performance.

Bill
Agree using ASIO likely makes little difference but, I would still rather bypass unnecessary processing. The ASIO drivers I use are the ones supplied and recommended by Pathos.
 

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