Can I use ASIO with Realtek?

Sidenote: ASIO is a professional audio standard (similar to Apple Core Audio) and enables media software to have direct access to the audio hardware. So you can think of the ASIO component as kind of an driver add-on, that can be used with multiple Realtek audio devices.

Does ASIO4ALL improve sound quality?

ASIO4ALL does not add any ear-candy, EQ or other effects. So ASIO4ALL will be the flat signal. If ASIO4ALL sounds better it’s probably because it’s louder than the Primary Sound Driver (and whatever FX, EQ, Limiting etc) it has running.

How do I reduce latency on ASIO4ALL?

How to reduce audio interface latency

  1. Reduce the buffer size. The smaller the buffer size, the lower the latency.
  2. Raise the sample rate.
  3. Disable the Audio Input Device.
  4. Use ASIO audio drivers on Windows.
  5. Use a dedicated audio interface running native drivers.
  6. Don’t use Bluetooth devices or cast audio.

How do I change my Realtek audio settings?

Method 1: Change Realtek Audio Manager Settings

  1. Double click the Realtek Audio Manager from the icon tray (bottom right corner)
  2. Click Device advanced settings from the top right corner.
  3. Check the option Make front and rear output devices playback two different audio streams simultaneously from the Playback Device section.

What is better than ASIO4ALL?

ASIO4ALL Alternatives

  • FlexASIO. Free • Open Source. Windows. Sound drivers. 2 alternatives to FlexASIO. FlexASIO is a universal ASIO driver, meaning that it is not tied to specific audio hardware.
  • ASIO2WASAPI. Free • Open Source. Windows. Sound drivers. 2 alternatives to ASIO2WASAPI.

Why is asio4all not working?

Make sure you are using the latest version of ASIO4ALL, install it and try again. The latest ASIO4ALL driver will be available at Nothing shows – If your audio device or its IN/OUTputs don’t show in advanced mode, try downloading the latest driver for your audio device.

What is the best settings for Realtek HD Audio Manager?

In sound card application settings (Realtek HD Audio Manager, Realtek Audio Console):

  • Under Speaker Configuration select the number of speakers that you have.
  • Set playback Default Format to 24Bits, 44100 Hz this is generally good for most media (games, movies, music), while video DVDs use 48 kHz.