Vista Audio Playback

The folks (folk?) over at Amplio Audio just posted part two of a great write-up covering various topics relating to audio quality in both XP and Vista.  If you’re not familiar with Amplio, they’re developing external firewire soundcards with integrated amplifiers targeted at people who care about quality audio (aka audiophiles…).

Amplio Audio

In the original Part 1 article I mentioned comments I read in a thread on diyAudio titled "Is Vista really capable of bit perfect output?" The original poster started by explaining that the sound quality when playing audio/music with his computer was better than using his expensive dedicated audio components. There are a couple of reasons some may believe a computer based audio system can never sound as good as dedicated stand-alone components.