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WOW!!! I gave J River a try...

post #1 of 47
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.. and it is AWESOME!!!

 

I'm having a very hard time digesting the fact that the player software can make such a HUGE difference.  If you listen to music in your computer and use itunes, you MUST try the J River!!!  Unbelievably better!!! :-)~

 

Enyjoy.. :-)

 

[]s

Walfredo


Edited by walfredo - 11/10/10 at 9:11pm
post #2 of 47

Interesting

post #3 of 47
Thread Starter 

Indeed, very interesting!! :-)

 

How come the player software can make such a HUGE difference?  Any explanations?

post #4 of 47

Please do explain,

post #5 of 47
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It just sounds so much nicer... on the J River, the music is much more refined and detailed.

 

I remain amazed... still listening all my collection.  Everything is more beautiful!!  Hard to tell when I'm sleeping tonight... :-)

 

[]s

Walfredo 

post #6 of 47



Might give it a look see. Cheers

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Originally Posted by walfredo View Post

It just sounds so much nicer... on the J River, the music is much more refined and detailed.

 

I remain amazed... still listening all my collection.  Everything is more beautiful!!  Hard to tell when I'm sleeping tonight... :-)

 

[]s

Walfredo 

post #7 of 47

I also use the J River Media Center software...it does a great job with WASAPI and Win7.

 

Peete.

post #8 of 47

Welcome to the club. smily_headphones1.gif

 

What playback method/config did you use before? The player shouldn't really make a difference as long as its bit-perfect and has low DPC latencies.

post #9 of 47

I was using XPlay before J River...and Media Monkey Gold/Foobar2000 with XP Pro. After I upgraded to Win7 Media Monkey did not have a viable WASAPI driver so I used XPlay for a while and then switched to Media Center 15. MC 15 works very well with the Auzen Prelude SC using COAX output to a DIY modified A-gd FUN, in dac mode and then on to a A-gd C2-C that has a few DIY tweaks under the hood as well.

 

Peete.


Edited by Pricklely Peete - 11/10/10 at 11:26pm
post #10 of 47
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Peete and gevorg:  You guys are *way* ahead the curve... :-)

 

I did not configure anything.. yet. :-)

 

It just sounds way better than my old itunes.  (Hard to believe it is so much better.)

 

After the whole night of music + day of work, I'll get back to you guys for hints on how to improve... (if at all possible :-)

 

Very happy!!!

 

[]s

Walfredo

post #11 of 47

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Edited by Dynobot - 11/11/10 at 8:58am
post #12 of 47

I compared JRiver to Foobar, both with WASAPI in Windows 7. To my ears, JRiver sounded worse unless memory playback was enabled, then I couldn't tell them apart. I much prefer Foobar's nearly limitless customization options, and of course the price. JRiver expects you to pay up for every major release. No thanks.

post #13 of 47

 

 

Could not agree more,you would be a fool to pay for  SW when the Best is free.

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The problem with JRiver is not only that its just too bloated, but mainly until recently their efforts have been all over the map trying to make a Swiss Army Knife software.  You don't need web browsing, photo editing, music store, etc. etc. music quality has been a second or third priority.  I managed to get them to put Wasapi support in the program a couple of years ago, and actually did a lot of testing to help them work the bugs out.  However I was not a regular poster on their forum and others wanted movie cover support, etc. etc. Jim ended up shooting my ideas down after one long time supporter purposely turned his attention away from me.  After that I quit their forums and try to get Wasapi and Asio in Songbird.

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Thanks, folks!  I'll give foobar a try.

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