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Old 24th December 2006, 05:39 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good hi-fidelity PC based audio player ?

I am playing with XMPlay, but others here might have others that I have not stumble on yet.

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Old 25th December 2006, 08:03 AM   #2
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Try www.slimdevices.com

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Old 25th December 2006, 06:23 PM   #3
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..or try this :

http://www.foobar2000.org/

different config

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Old 25th December 2006, 10:09 PM   #4
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I think what I was getting at was a PC based software player that is able to produce audiophile grade sounds. Has there been any test/review with these softwares to see if one would produce truer sounds over another ?
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Old 25th December 2006, 10:26 PM   #5
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I think what I was getting at was a PC based software player that is able to produce audiophile grade sounds. Has there been any test/review with these softwares to see if one would produce truer sounds over another ?
You might find something in this analogue thread.

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Old 25th December 2006, 10:30 PM   #6
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Hi there.

Try J.River Media Center via ASIO as multitrack-player.
It is one of the best audiophile players under windows!
To me it is even better than foobar.

You can also try professional mastering software, to be used as single track-player.
Samplitude just released its 9.01 demo (audio-playback is not restricted!).
Soundwise to me the absolute refeference under MS Windows for the time being.

Linux is also a highly recommended option:

It offers e.g. XMMS, AMAROK, Audacity.
With a proper Linux (Realtime distributions, such as DYNE:BOLIC) setup, you're able to beat most of the Windows setups.
No need for ASIO and Kernelstreaming any longer.

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Old 26th December 2006, 12:06 AM   #7
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Ditto that SqueezeBox from http://SlimDevices.com ... Mac or PC or Linux, their software or yours ... & http://3dotaudio.com/images/audio20.jpg installed driving 150x150 into flat panels hard connected to office net = 24bit/96k stereo

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Old 26th December 2006, 02:56 AM   #8
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Errrmm, "windoze media slayer" via S/PDIF out to DAC works just fine.
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Old 26th December 2006, 04:00 AM   #9
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I just need a simple good sounding audio player application, no mixing or ripping required. Some of those proggies are over 50mb for things that I don't need.

Can someone evaluate the soud quality of XMPlay and feedback on the sound quality ? After playing with it for 2 days now I am able to adjust it to hear a larger soundstage and details that I could not hear from Windows Media Player.

Free download here:
http://support.xmplay.com/

Hears an excerpt from the author of XMPlay, can someone make sense of this ?:

XMPlay's got the best (most accurate to FT2) XM reproduction to be heard
from any player. All features/effects (including several FT2 quirks) are
100% supported. The IT reproduction is also practically balls-on, with full
support for all effects/NNA/DCA/filters etc... additional features like
stereo samples and DMO effects are also fully supported.
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Old 26th December 2006, 05:54 AM   #10
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I've been playing with XMPlayer for about an hour now on a good pair of headphones. I set everything flat; no interp, ramping, surround, EQ, or reverb.

I have to honestly say it doesn't sound ANY different than WMP with all those things off. If you "play" with the settings and intentionally make it sound different and then conclude it sounds BETTER; then that is a subjective opinion based on the performance of your headphones/speakers, amps, etc.
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