does music sound better under w7?

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi

    i dd a test on a laptop
    same drivers version , same laptop , same player foobar
    1) partition w7
    2) partition xp

    i did notice that music sounds better even the drivers and the hardware is the same

    is it true?

    thanks
     
  2. Sully

    Sully Registered Member

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    I have a "better" audio card, on different machines and both using xp or win7, I have noticed no difference at all. Even 64bit drivers haven't effected audio quality for me. I would suspect drivers though if you think you hear a difference.

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  3. mantra

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    but in the w7 control panel ,audio ->there are options not avaible in xp
    in w7 i can select 24bit and higher then 44


    thanks Sul
     
  4. moontan

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    there's no reason why sound should be better on Win 7.

    if the settings are the same, the sound should be the same.
     
  5. Night_Raven

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    The audio subsystem of Windows Vista/7 is superior to Windows XP's but the difference is very small. The chances of you hearing a difference on a laptop are zero. In other words: you are a victim of the placebo effect. Not to worry, it's a very common occurance in audio.
     
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    Sometimes, with onboard audio, drivers "pre-equalize" the output to an extent. If the parameters are different for Windows XP and 7, you may hear a difference. However, I have rarely seen this happen on modern computers.
     
  7. Sully

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    Must be driver version. My card and its driver have many settings like that. The options existed in XP and win7. Maybe you can hear a difference if you have more options now than you used to, but I would not consider it an OS related thing. More like the manufacturer was lazy when they developed for XP.

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