I have been using JRiver for all my computer playback for 2 years and it was pretty much the only player I like because of its great UI, and good synergy with DAC Magic 100 ASIO driver. Paid for every upgrade, including master license etc.. And that's fine, I have no regrets, they have a fine product and I really enjoyed it. I have been experimenting with foobar2000, always unhappy with ifficult to configure UI, not paying much attention to SQ. Than I watched simple video how to setup foobar and tried it just for fun. I started listening to the recording of Mozart piano trios (flac 96/24) and it stopped me. I switched to JRiver and it was .. not that good. It was not so much as noise in the background but rather sound was slightly defused comparing to JRiver. But it was there I could not just brush it off. I tried different headphones first: HD600 and HD800S. The difference with with HD800S was even more clear: the sound in foobar was clear and coming from a dark, quiet background, was just better. Tried different recordings, the same effect. I am going for a week long trip and will not be able to do any listening during that time, this is all very preliminary, and I know I describing it in not very objective terms. But I am very intrigued, all my attention will be on foobar when I came back. Anyone else surprised by foobar2000?