Originally Posted by thenailedone
Not to sound to much like the noob I am... why would my music sound better on say... Foobar than in Windows Media player using the same hardware?
Some differences that you might hear, are things I can't hear at all for example, and the other way around. It's a placebo thing, like niko said. If you look at the site from Foobar, you'll even see the creators saying that there is no difference in sound quality, except for maybe the last bit, which doesn't change the way the music comes out.
I'm using Media Player if I'm listening to individual songs or a cd or something (if I'm not close to my stereo), and Foobar for playlists I put together myself. But I hear no difference between the two. But I have to add that on both programs I switch of all interruptions. No effects, no equalizers, nothing. I always listen to the music pure.