It you tweak the settings, you'll get what you are looking for yo. Foobar2000 is the most functional (function over style here) out there along with J River Media Center. Most of the time you're doing something else while listening to music and not looking at the player's GUI so really...
VLC is so crap for video quality it's laughable.
VLC is crap for video?? How so? It's pretty much the only player in existence (that I've come across anyways) that plays nearly every single format out there with ease. It does have its hiccups and random crashes, but I don't see a problem with its video quality. What do you use?