"I've tried several audio players, and this is the one that most easily bypasses the PulseAudio that Linux uses by default and lets you output directly through ALSA, giving you total control of the sound quality. What this means practically is that you can output hi-res music to your DAC without any downsampling. If you have an audioophile system, this is a must. Hi-res music files sound noticeably better. This is the best audio player I've found; it has straightforward controls, works consistently, and sounds great."