how about having a separate options for crossfading tracks:
- one for automatic crossfade when track finishes
- another for crossfade while skipping tracks
When I listen to tracks one after another, I like longer crossfade (7 or 9 sec) that gives the impression of quite smooth mix. Now in MB I can have only same lenght of crossfade for skipping tracks - but when I skip track, I want it to end quickly so 9sec crossfade is unnecessary. So another option is to have no crossfade while skipping tracks - but then the transition is too drastic, it just sounds bad.
AIMP has those options separated and with the preferences set as below I must say that skipping tracks works like a charm.
2. Another option I love in AIMP is the volume normalization. Dunno how it's done but without setting replay gain values all tracks have perfectly same loudness. Setting replay gain values for my 100k tracks library is something I can forget about thus when I listen to my music in shuffle mode the volume leaps are very frequent.