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post #1 of 8
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Getting through it's mediocre UI and it's ridiculous file limitations, this music player sounds really good.

 

I actually prefer it's sound more than foobar but it's usability is a pain and I usually spend minutes configuring the music I want to listen to so I don't use it as much.

 

Another thing that sucks though is that it costs money and the price for this program is... $130!

However you can download and try it free for 30days on their website here.

http://www.signalyst.com/consumer.html

 

Could you guys also share your experiences for this?

I was searching this up on head-fi and haven't found much about what head-fi thinks of this.

post #2 of 8

Everything you said applies exactly to "cplay" music player, and it is free.   (The guy who wrote cplay, did it in his spare time, and makes too much money in his day job to bother trying to sell cplay for money.)

post #3 of 8

I have HQ and for my own personal reasons prefer it over all the other players I have used, including J River.  Make sure you optimize your system when using  (livetuner, etc.)   Enjoy.....

post #4 of 8

You do realise that all audio playback software should sound identical unless it's colouring the sound, which is bad, right?

 

Foobar even state this in their FAQ...

post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by kraken2109 View Post
 

You do realise that all audio playback software should sound identical unless it's colouring the sound, which is bad, right?

 

Foobar even state this in their FAQ...


And "they" (he) is wrong.

 

Explained in... Part One:

 

http://www.audiostream.com/content/qa-john-swenson-part-1-what-digital

 

Part Two:

 

http://www.audiostream.com/content/qa-john-swenson-part-2-are-bits-just-bits

 

Good luck trying to get the Foobar developer (or anyone else) to actually read rebuttals to their viewpoint...

post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post
 


And "they" (he) is wrong.

 

Explained in... Part One:

 

http://www.audiostream.com/content/qa-john-swenson-part-1-what-digital

 

Part Two:

 

http://www.audiostream.com/content/qa-john-swenson-part-2-are-bits-just-bits

 

Good luck trying to get the Foobar developer (or anyone else) to actually read rebuttals to their viewpoint...


Those articles appear to be about DACs, not software players. Can you point me to the specific part you want me to see?

post #7 of 8

The articles cover the fiction of "digital" and why it is actually an analog voltage in an electronics device, and how those voltages can be affected by what goes on in the PC, and how that affects the DAC.

 

Software engineers (such as myself), operate in an abstract world of logic and algorithms, and so do not take into account the fact that audio actually occurs in electronics, and in real time.

 

Double blind studies have shown that running programs at the same time as audio players degrades the sound quality (in a slight, but perceptible way)

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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post
 

The articles cover the fiction of "digital" and why it is actually an analog voltage in an electronics device, and how those voltages can be affected by what goes on in the PC, and how that affects the DAC.

 

Software engineers (such as myself), operate in an abstract world of logic and algorithms, and so do not take into account the fact that audio actually occurs in electronics, and in real time.

 

Double blind studies have shown that running programs at the same time as audio players degrades the sound quality (in a slight, but perceptible way)


I've never heard this before, can you show me some articles explaining this?

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