I think Winamp is incredibly simple and minimalistic. I love it...been using it since...well, basiclally for like 10 years.
That's what I have on the bottom right of my desktop screen. That's all I need.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/21/13 at 10:37am
I just did the sinegen test again just to confirm, and found a bit different "bad spots". It's 7.5khz and 12khz instead of 7.7 and 11.
First time i listened i thought it was arround 2~3k and 4~5k, but it really is arround 7 and 12.
Just equalized it with Electri-q and voilà. No more sibilance(much less, at least).
I prefer it without equalization though. I'm afraid it sacrifices some detail, and i'm a detailfag.
Foobar is about 100X better
Never had a problem with it here at all.
I just with there was a peak curve type that emphasized more on a specific frequency. Peak II which aparently is the best for me here, is bringing the 8's and 9's a bit down too.
I would have preferred to stay on Foobar, but when it started flaking on me, I had to jump ship. There will be no 100% solution that will suit all of us at the same time. That is why there are options, which is a good thing.
I don't see how the library management is terrible, I have no problem what so ever managing my library (about 10,000 songs). I can get to anything I'm interested in listening to in a second or two without a problem. MediaMonkey, VLC, Winamp, Windows Media Player, Foobar etc. None are really better or worse for media management really, they are all easy to use as soon as you are familiar with using them.
What i do is use MusicBee for library management, and foobar for playback. So all my songs are organized in MusicBee, and I simply click on a song and hotkey, which I choose, to launch the song in foobar. Best of both worlds, MusicBee for management, and Foobar for playback.