I'm just curious to hear opinions about which output plugin people use. I was initially excited to see that MB comes with WASAPI and ASIO supported natively but after some playing around I've actually gone back to Direct Sound.
I didn't know anything about WASAPI when I got MB but from being a music maker I knew all about ASIO. However, after some testing, I'm not sure if I can tell any difference between any of the three. When I was researching WASAPI I found lots of conflicting information about whether it actually sounds any better, especially under Vista and Windows 7.
I don't use a fancy soundcard, just the onboard card on my Dell laptop but I do have good headphones. I thought I could hear a slight bit of difference with WASAPI over Direct Sound but this could just be a placebo.
The exclusiveness of WASAPI really got on my nerves when I tested it, I don't like having to exit MB if I want to watch a youtube video or something, which is ultimately why I moved back to Direct Sound. The marginal difference (if any at all) didn't really seem worth the hassle of exclusive mode.
So what do you use and can you hear a difference?