Originally Posted by ReaperX7
To be honest OSSv4 does have better audio quality and does really unlock some of the potential of your sound card.
This has been my experience as well. ALSA has been behind in terms of support and sound quality for many years. It has never managed to catch up to the quality of OSS.
There were many sound-related issues for me when Slackware switched to ALSA as the default. Don't get me wrong. ALSA is "good enough" for what I do, and I am not usually bothered enough by its shortcomings to switch back to OSS on a new Slackware installation... but when I do, there are noticeable differences.