Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

  1. DooGie's Avatar
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       04 Dec 2017 #131

    erpster4 said: View Post
    Version 6.0.1.8311 has recently shown up on MUC.

    and another 64bit 8308 download [size 137.7Mb] also recently appeared on MUC as well - this time with the Nahimic audio DLL integration files included (but not including the Creative MBAPO audio DLL files). Only certain MSI laptops & motherboards as well as certain ASUS ROG laptops & boards using Sonic Studio / Sonic Radar apps can use this new 8308 package with Nahimic audio files included.

    Thanks for the heads up erpster :)

    I see build 8311 is marked as "for testing"


    UPDATE

    I've just listened to a few albums using build 8311 amd must say I prefer it to build 8308. The bass is tighter so you can hear the individual notes more easily.
    Well worth a try.
    Last edited by DooGie; 04 Dec 2017 at 15:37.
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  2.    04 Dec 2017 #132

    DooGie said: View Post
    Thanks for the heads up erpster :)

    I see build 8311 is marked as "for testing"


    UPDATE

    I've just listened to a few albums using build 8311 amd must say I prefer it to build 8308. The bass is tighter so you can hear the individual notes more easily.
    Well worth a try.
    Thanks, as always, for your input DooGie. Gracias.
    Will give it a try.
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  3.    04 Dec 2017 #133

    DooGie said: View Post
    Thanks for the heads up erpster :)

    I see build 8311 is marked as "for testing"


    UPDATE

    I've just listened to a few albums using build 8311 amd must say I prefer it to build 8308. The bass is tighter so you can hear the individual notes more easily.
    Well worth a try.
    I've tried out the new test build. I think for the type's of music that I listen to and using Sonic Studio - I still highly prefer the the 8308. I close my eyes and try to feel music. The 'feeling' I get with the 8311 is flat. It doesnt make the music live as lively as the 8308 does.

    I listen to rap and rock. Hip hop. Video games too.
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       05 Dec 2017 #134

    Summer Breeze said: View Post
    I lost the enhancements tab when I allowed Win10 to do the latest big update. It's so frustrating. I used to have those options and the Dell Audio ones. Now I'm left with just the Dell Audio panel.
    what kind of Dell computer are you using, Summer Breeze (and does your computer use Realtek audio?) look in Device Manager and expand the Sound, video and game controllers section and list the audio devices mentioned there.
    perhaps you need to stick to using Dell specific audio drivers available from the Dell support site and avoid using any of the audio drivers found in Windows Update or MS Update Catalog as they usually don't have the specific enhancements available for your Dell machine.

    well I did find a different v8295 driver package available from Gigabyte (EUR) (Asia) (USA), minus the Creative MBAPO integration files. also found a v8273 driver pack from ASUS that bundles ASIO and Sonic Radar & Sonic Studio apps.

    I'll stick with 8308 on most of my PCs since that one sounds great (no need to get 8311). I've only used the v8308 pack with Creative audio on the Dell Inspiron 580 (the 133.9Mb variety and not the normal one) since the driver always installs thru the HDXTHXD.INF file on that Dell computer. all the other PCs w/ Realtek audio I have usually install with the HDXRT.INF file, except for my dad's Toshiba C55Dt laptop which uses HDXToshiba.INF file, and my spare HP media center m8417c desktop PC which uses the HDXCPCOld.INF file - for these machines I use the normal 131.3Mb 8308 driver package.
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  5. DooGie's Avatar
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       05 Dec 2017 #135

    After an extended listening session using build 8311 I've reverted to build 8308.
    For me the bass was better using 8311 but the overall balance of the sound was better with 8308.
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  6. Almighty1's Avatar
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       05 Dec 2017 #136

    I think the sound reviews is really subjective since it can be no coloration or it can be other factors as it depends what you are comparing the sound quality with as the reference point. Some people like that it adds that 80hz coloration while other people like it neutral as in flat but what is important is what it is supposed to sound like and you get as close to the same exact sound as possible. Even for bass, just like people buying subwoofers, some people prefer REL and some people prefer other subs when it comes to bass. I doubt Realtek is going to sound anywhere near reference audiophile quality so you just have to pick the one that sounds the best to you.
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  7.    05 Dec 2017 #137

    erpster4 said: View Post
    what kind of Dell computer are you using, Summer Breeze (and does your computer use Realtek audio?) look in Device Manager and expand the Sound, video and game controllers section and list the audio devices mentioned there.
    perhaps you need to stick to using Dell specific audio drivers available from the Dell support site and avoid using any of the audio drivers found in Windows Update or MS Update Catalog as they usually don't have the specific enhancements available for your Dell machine.
    I'm using a Insprion 7559 laptop. I've installed drivers from this thread before and they seemed to operate along side the Dell Audio software . I lost the additional sound options in the Windows settings I mentioned previously after installing the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10. Realtek Audio is listed under "Audio Inputs/Outputs" and the "Sound,video and game controllers" sections.
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  8. DooGie's Avatar
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       06 Dec 2017 #138

    Almighty1 said: View Post
    I think the sound reviews is really subjective since it can be no coloration or it can be other factors as it depends what you are comparing the sound quality with as the reference point. Some people like that it adds that 80hz coloration while other people like it neutral as in flat but what is important is what it is supposed to sound like and you get as close to the same exact sound as possible. Even for bass, just like people buying subwoofers, some people prefer REL and some people prefer other subs when it comes to bass. I doubt Realtek is going to sound anywhere near reference audiophile quality so you just have to pick the one that sounds the best to you.
    I totally agree Almighty1. A s you said we aren't listening to audiophile stuff, it's just a cheap little chipset. So really as far as Realtek drivers are concerned it's down to individual preference, what sounds good to one user may well sound horrible to another.
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       06 Dec 2017 #139

    LOL DooGie, besides the built in laptop speakers usually are junk so I normally have Sennheiser gaming earphones plugged it that has it's own volume control, I always just have the computer on max volume and use the earphone volume control. Is that how people normally do it with earphones or do they adjust the volume on the computer side? I have DFX/FX Sound Enhancer installed but I just leave it flat as usually it's the volume that is too soft.
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  10.    06 Dec 2017 #140

    Just a heads-up re 8311:
    There are now two new 64-bit options added that should be final for this update and aren't branded as "for testing".

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