I am a Windows user right now but I use to be a Mac fanatic. I was a Mac user since Mac Plus to Quadra700. I even bought a infamous Spartacus
However, I left Mac and got into the Windows world. Since then, I only use Windows PC.
Recently I attracted into Mac world again for some reason and I finally bought Macbook Air (Core2duo 2.13GHz 128GB SSD).
Macbook air is mainly for portable use computer but the performance is not bad. I get some good result from recent experience with Adobe lightroom RAW development works. Macbook air is not only a stylish gadget but also useful enough for most computer tasks.
I quickly compared the computer audio quality between Mac and XP. My XP is a DELL desktop Core2quad machine with mighty two graphic cards for image processing.
To my surprise iTunes on Mac is better than iTunes on XP to my ears. The major difference is transparency. Even Foobar2k with ASIO4ALL is not so transparent compared to the Mac itunes.
I know the two machines are not identical however this fact shaken my mind..
Next I also tested several Mac audio music players that are alternatives to iTunes. For example Amarra mini, Play, Cog, VLC and Songbird.
I found Cog and Play are considerably better than iTunes. But Amarra really amazed me. That is really a beautiful music from the neat Macbook air. Music from Amarra is crisp and clear, detail and tight, decent and beautiful.
So here it comes, a big-iPod setup in a train
Macbook air, Amarra mini, Dacport and Edition8.