Hi folks, since forums are about sharing, I should like to post a link to a thread on the Linux Mint Forum. That thread covers many aspects of how to set up Linux Mint AND openSUSE Tumbleweed for what I call “near-audiophile, bit-perfect” audio output to an external USB-DAC (or, by the same token, to any suitable internal sound card). My external USB-DAC is an Audioquest Dragonfly Red. I am using two slim audio players (Audacious, DeaDBeeF) as well as two full-scale music management and replay apps (gmusicbrowser, QuodLibet).
Here’s the link: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=253225.
Any feedback of yours is gratefully acknowledged in advance.