I've installed the WASAPI plugin.
Under output I've got these options
I hear sound through my headphones when it's on
DS: Primary Sound Driver, DS: Headphones and WASAPI: Headphones.
In wasapi headphone mode, the music is much louder than in the DS modes
at the same volume level. The Foobar volume control takes a little longer to
respond in wasapi mode. Response is instantaneous in DS mode.
Windows volume control is not affected.
Is that bad for my laptop?