Windows10, foobar2000 and WASAPI (Windows Audio Session API) for bitperfect hi-res playback
Windows 10 and foobar2000 are able to play bitperfect audio, no question. But you should consider that Windwos 10 is provided "as a service" and is constantly updated and comes with new features. The following description therefore only contains the most necessary steps and settings and does not interfere with the system.
A) Setup of Windows 10 for hi-res audio
The connected DAC is selected in "Settings / Devices"
and set up as follows:
B) Setup of foobar2000 and WASAPI
foobar2000 is installed as described in topic B of the configuration for Windows 7
, but instead of the kernel streaming driver ("foo_out_ks"), the "WASAPI output support"
component is loaded from the foobar2000 Components page and enables this driver in foobar2000 to "File / Preferences / Components"
The DAC itself could be configured in "File / Preferences / Output"
C) BIOS setup
The setup of the BIOS of your Audio PC is described here
. For Windows 10 based machines UEFI should be enabled in the BIOS settings.