Jun 14, 2016

Recommended Audio Players

What Audio Players do you use and recommend for others? I would love suggestions for Mac, PC, and phones (when available). Looking forward to finding some new ones to try out!
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Roon and Tidal on my iMac, out to BiFrost and Lyr2.
I use Amarra Symphony on my mac, and demoing Amarra 4 Luxe at the moment. 4 seems to sound better integrating with iTunes. The room correction, is a nice feature for full range speakers. I've used Decibel as well. What I like about both is they seem to have very little if any added to the end sound - very clean and more pure sounding than other players I've tried from the mac.
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I use Foobar2000 for windows and USB Audio Player Pro (UAPP) for Android (much better audio quality than PowerAmp). Really like how both function and sound.

I use Neutron Pro on Android love it,

Foobar 2000 on all my Windows systems and jRiver only on my WIN 7 system, I'm not a big fan of jRivers lay out... but it has a very powerful native DSP suite built in that I use from time to time

I really enjoy Musicbee on Windows (and Linux/Mac too if I'm not mistaken) which has very good sorting options, very advanced customization (pretty much anything can be changed up to how you want it).
There's also custom themes, which you can also change to your liking. Finally, Musicbee also has a third party remote app on Android to control your offline music through the local network, which is a neat feature that I didn't expect.
It also supports videos through any external video player you'd like. If there was one downside, I'd say that it can be overwhelmingly advanced in customization, you'll want to look up how to change some stuff because there's tons of menus.
Even though there's so many menus the program manages to stay uncluttered, and like I said before, you can make the main user interface as clean and simple as you'd like.

For Android I use Blackplayer EX, it's by far the best music player I've ever used on a mobile device. It far surpasses Google Play Music in terms of pretty much everything, from the extreme customization for the user interface to library management.
I can find zero complaints, apart from one little thing, I had an album in flac format with an average bitrate of over 5000kbps, and the player couldn't play it. It wasn't the end of the world though, and besides, this is probably an Android related issue or an issue with my specific device, not the app.

Links:
BlackPlayer EX: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kodarkooperativet.blackplayerex&hl=en
MusicBee: https://getmusicbee.com/
Been using a Fiio X5iii to use out and about. Excellent sonics for on the go and pairs well with the EDC. IDSD Black Label and media monkey on my laptops.

Massdrop gotta get on some IDSD stuff. BL is truely kick ass.
My portable player is a Fiio X3 Gen2. Very good player with a nice amp that can power my HD650s with ease. I mainly use my Mee Pinnacle P1 IEMs for travel.

For home I use an Intel Nuc running Ubuntu Studio with a Schiit Joutnheim plugged in via USB. Very happy with this setup. My HD650s are my main home cans, but I also use my Fostex TH-X00 for Motown and hip hop. The Schiit has endless power, even for the most demanding headphones, and the USB DAC is superb.

For my office I use an Oppo HA-2 SE plugged into a windows 10 laptop. The oppo is very nice, but a little under powered for demanding high ohm cans (over 300 ohm), so I paired the oppo with a Nobsound Ns-01e. The nobsound is a pretty amazing little (I mean tiny!) amp for $50 on Amazon when paired with a good DAC. It is extremely powerful, and adds some tube warmth which I enjoy on my AKG 7xx and SuperLux HD668B.

Cheers!
will return later to read all these recommendations.
JRiver FTW. Library management, SQ, network server, remote apps. Unsurpassed on Mac or PC.
Does anyone use Media Monkey on PC and Android? I'm trying it now. Kind of a learning curve on PC. The native player in Android handles FLAC files. I haven't tried other lossless files yet. Using Note5.
Gadgetguru63
Foobar2000 is my personal favorite player for Windows. Very easy to use and tons of 3rd party plugins.
Foobar2000 for PC, Audirvana for Mac, PowerAmp for Android
What ever player you guys choose I highly recommend downloading asio4all it is better than wasapi.

I use JRiver with asio4all.
junj
Bit perfect is all I care about... I've never noticed a difference between WASAPI and ASIO other than getting a few annoying pops with ASIO. ASIO was developed a very long time ago when Windows couldn't even handle 24 bit depths and still used the KMixer as its primary audio processor. WASAPI was created after ASIO and after they killed the KMixer (Vista IIRC). Exclusive mode simply prevents other programs on your computer from utilizing the sound mixer while using your player of choice.
On Mac, I think VOX would be a great choice.
Alflucard
Their loop feature does not have a playlist, but if a single use as a player instead of orgnizer, VOX is a choice.
Thanks in part to this thread I've been testing out additional players for the home PC. I've taken a liking to JRivers Media Center, its interface is intuitive and I love the flexibility of the built in parametric EQ. I started with the free version of Jukebox and the free trial of Media Center has hooked me to the point at which I don't think I can go back to my beloved Winamp. It took 2.6 days to process my external drive but that's about my only complaint thus far.
I use Decibel on Mac. Very easy and simple but high audio quality oriented. I love it.
I use Foobar on my PC and also experimented with Music Bee, On my Android phone/tablet, I've tried every thing I've found in the Play store, and I settled in on Poweramp.