I have been away from the Linux forum for awhile because I did not want to post anything here while not running Linux on my system. I know, I was very active here and I really loved Linux, I tried all kinds of different distros and multi-booted with a lot of different flavors and I generally had a real good time with Linux and the community here. Unfortunately as a music lover the whole Linux thing never really 100% worked for me. I never could get any Linux distribution or application to give me the "PURE" sound quality that I was used to with Windows. A little bit of a back story.
I am a music lover and I started collecting albums in 1965 when I was 8 years old. Of course I started with the Beatles but I soon discovered all kinds of great music including old blues and jazz. Right now I have over 6,000 albums and a very nice home hi fi system in which to enjoy my music. In 2008 I began a journey of computer audio and I began ripping all of my albums to high resolution music files. I am just about done with this project but I am continuously obtaining new albums, so I will probably never really finish.
Since most of my music is on my computer, I never really know when I want to listen to an album or even just play a song. Linux audio sucks. http://tuxradar.com/content/how-it-works-linux-audio-explained I never could get any application on any distribution to provide me with a pure, clean high fidelity sound. So if I was using Linux and wanted to enjoy an album, I had to switch over to Windows to enjoy the album. With Windows and WASAPI https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd371455(v=vs.85).aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396 I get bit perfect audio output, no distortion or anything, just my music.
As you might be aware, there are a multitude of products and an entire community built up around computer audiophile http://www.computeraudiophile.com/ I have been lucky enough to enjoy this wonderful hobby for a few years, but unfortunately Linux added a layer of distortion that just impeded my enjoyment.
Again guys, I love you all and I still read the threads over here in the Linux section, but I can't honestly participate much anymore because I have to obey the music.
Thanks for all of the help and all of the fun.
Edited by Al1000, 12 May 2017 - 06:19 AM.
Title changed at OP's suggestion