Topic: ADI-2 DAC WASAPI, 16/24 bit, and Windows Spatial Sound API
The WASAPI driver only lets the user select 32 bit depth options. This is problematic because the Windows 10 spatial sound API requires 16 or 24 bit depth. Consequently, Dolby Atmos for Headphones and DTS Headphone: X cannot be turned on because they are incompatible with 32 bit depth. While the ASIO driver seemingly fixes this problem, ASIO comes with other trade offs, like incompatible bit depth switching in Tidal.
Are there any plans to support 16 or 24 bit depth with WASAPI in Windows sound settings?
In addition, I saw one post where a user asked a somewhat similar question regarding WASAPI bit depth being pinned at 32 bit, and the answer directed the user to consult the manual. Therefore, before making this post, I consulted the manual looking for solutions or an explanation. Nothing in the manual explains why WASAPI only permits 32 bit selection in Windows. Specifically, I looked at pages 40-43 and 65.
Edit: Changed "spacial" to "spatial"