So i've been an iTunes user since I got my first Powerbook G4. However, as my musical quality ear, equipment quality, and income evolve i've been trying more and more to replace iTunes as my go to player for my audio. At minimum my audio is V0 variable pass encoded around 200kbps-300kbps average. However, I do have an ever expanding FLAC & AIFF collection that I use XLD to import into iTunes. I'd like something that can play all of these file formats without conversion if possible. The most important factors for me are sound quality (above all), ease of functionality, add-ons, and appearance.
As of late i've been experimenting with various plugins and addons for iTunes including but not limited to: Amerra, Pure Vinyl, Hear, SRS IWOW. However, as far as alternative software goes i've only had a lackluster experience, due to sound quality, with Songbird. I'd greatly appreciate thoughts and suggestions as to what I should look at in the way of software, plugins, and addons. I may keep a updated poll going based on user suggestions. My thanks in aadvance for your time and consideration.