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Log in or Sign up. Steve Hoffman Music Forums. Dismiss Notice We are making some updates and reconfigurations to our server. Apologies for any downtime or slow forum loading now or within the next week or so. Audirvana vs Foobar Which One is Better? Location: Louisville, KY. I downloaded Foobar to my Mac, created a few folder for my albums, then moved the files into the folders. Seems to work fine with output to my external DAC and amp.
Barebones just a file system I guess. And it’s free. Is that all it is really just a file system that plays virtually any file format? I use a Mac. All my files are high def FLAC 24 bit. I do not stream – these are all downloads I have purchased. Is it worth it? Last edited: Jun 7, Rattlin’ Bones , Jun 7, Foobar is not as pretty in is basic form but it can be customized.
I didn’t know you could get it for a mac. It’s been years since I used Audirvana or a mac, but if Foobar was available at the time, I would never have purchased Audirvana.
I’d buy more music instead. Maybe it has evolved into something more vsuable since then. Meatface , Jun 7, There are many add on components for Foobar I looked at Audirvana. It looks nice! It covers many file types. I don’t forsee any audible benefit over foobar. Someone will correct me if I’m wrong. Location: Katy, TX. Foobar is great if you want a player but it’s not great for searching through files.
It’s okay, but not great. I personally like JRiver which handles all media not just music. It handles streaming and it’s constantly being updated based on feedback from their forums. Also, JRiver doesn’t restrict you from installing the software on multiple devices that you own. JRiver does check to make sure you aren’t sharing you licence by limiting the installations during a 1 year period, but, it’s pretty easy to reset the installation limit if you run into the situation where you would ever need to go over that limit, like needing to do clean installs with operating systems.
Kal Rubinson and Boltman like this. One mistake I made with Foorbar was thinking when I “copied” files over to it, the copied files were stored in a Foobar folder.
I lost the first HD Track downloads I did. Location: Sunshine State. Audirvana is my favorite software player and I consider it one of the best. To me, it sounds much better than Foobar and it is much more easier to use. With the latest upgrades the GUI looks great.
Audirvana’s sound quality is at the same level as Roon which is as good as it gets today. Roon surely has the advantage in terms of database organization but in terms of sound quality they are very close. I don’t think that Audirvana is expensive but even if it was, it would be worth every penny. Cast Iron Shore likes this. Location: USA. The key here is that Foobar2k on Mac is completely different from its Windows incarnation based on the mobile app version iirc , and is much more barebones.
I’d say Foobar on Windows easily surpasses Audirvana in terms of feature count, but on Mac it’s completely missing library support which is a major disadvantage if you want to search your music or have files spread across multiple drives. If you have one folder with all of your music well-organized and you just want to drag and drop albums to play on it, it does just fine, but if your library is more complex or messy then Audirvana can be worth it.
One thing I can’t figure-it is the Foobar dmg file on my Mac. Usually it’s like a zip file the Mac extracts the contents of the dmg and installs the app: after the app is installed I can delete the dmg.
Looks like I can’t delete the dmg file for Foobar??? Stereosound , Jun 14, Location: California. Location: San Jose. Location: San Diego. Boltman , Jun 14, Kal Rubinson likes this. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Show Ignored Content. Share This Page. Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? No, create an account now. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?
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To me, the PM software has a slightly rolled off, forgiving character. The various settings can change the character of sound, sometimes dramatically. So proper setup can take a little care and tweaking, but the end result is a software with great performance and a lot of neat features.
File Manag ement: Standalone playlists or utilizes iTunes database. Amarra began the high-end software craze and is very refined and simple. All three version of Amarra integrate both a memory playback feature as well as a playlist cache system that loads entire playlists into memory.
For the additional few hundred dollars it costs you to get the Amarra EQs, your money would be better spent on a Dirac Live system, which utilizes finite impulse response automatic frequency correction and phase alignment at the output of your computer so it works with any software. And because it works with any software it pretty much outweighs choosing a piece of software for the EQs. It sounds great, has all of the features you need for audio, and is the most affordable.
File Management: Standalone searchable playlists, not easily organized. Or utilize iTunes database. Audirvana sports a neat-looking CD Interface, iTunes integration or standalone playlists , a powerful bit playback engine and great sound quality. It does not have the DSP features of Amarra or Pure Music, but the sound quality is most certainly the best to be had.
Audirvana comes in two packages, a free version and a paid version. Like Pure Music, Audirvana supports Audio units plugins and utilizes an Izotope DSP for noise shaping and some of the best dithering algorithms to be found in audio software.
There are many services available on the Mac and PC that can sound absolutely fantastic when properly set up. Does it matter if you have “good” DAC? BillG Major Contributor Oct 4, While there may be some subtle differences in the sound quality due to their various processing engines, they will be just that when the processing is kept to an absolute minimum.
Yes, having a competently designed, transparent DAC helps, but I wouldn’t concern myself with clock speeds, jitter, etc. Unless one is willing to do bit level comparisons of the player outputs when rendering the same level matched audio, people saying this and that about the sound quality is just an opinion. And a dealer’s would be the last opinion I’d trust to make that determination as their underlying motive is profit. As for what you think you’re hearing, a double blind, level matched listening test between players would be quite revealing Last edited: Oct 4, Rja Major Contributor Oct 4, Hi If there are differences, that’s more likely to be in streaming stability.
The way the system is correcting for an-avoidable errors timing, lost packets, For computer data transfer, if a packet has to be sent again, the only difference is that you’ll have to wait more for your transfer to be finished. For audio or video, when buffer is empty, that’s just lost data.
And then distortion of the signal and not small amount! Rja said:. If there are differences, that’s more likely to be in streaming stability. I mean: a bit as Amir demonstrated with the revuew of the REL wireless relay.
Enkay25 Member Oct 4, Joined Mar 21, Messages 41 Likes My personal opinion: not really different. BillG said:. I’m pretty sure the OP is referring to software audio players A computer is having it’s own life. How does it know that audio should have priority if Microsoft tells it differently?
Blumlein 88 Major Contributor Forum Donor. Just kick back on the couch, pick the music you want to hear, and your PC plays it over your Hi-Fi system. Hysolid will play most hi-res formats you throw at it. This is also a handy app if you like to stream hi-res audio as well. In addition to playing back your music collection, Amarra Luxe can stream from Tidal and Qobuz. Another app that was featured on our macOS list, Audirvana focuses on giving you control over your audio streaming from source to output.
If you have a powerful computer you want to put to work processing great-sounding audio, this is an option worth considering. For example, Audirvana supports running higher-performance algorithms to take the load off your DAC and avoid oversampling. This app also supports VST3 plugins. Whether you want to add a touch of EQ or you want to view your favorite songs through a spectrum analyzer, this can be handy for audiophiles.
One of the most popular music players for Windows, Foobar is practically a household name. That may not be a great name, and the interface is a little dated, but this app is fast, configurable, and perhaps most importantly, free.
Once the component is installed, this becomes an even more powerful audio player. This information is especially handy if you already know and love Foobar Jriver is software that tries to do a lot of things for a lot of people. Fortunately, it seems to do a good job at mostly everything it aims to do. Apologies for any downtime or slow forum loading now or within the next week or so. Audirvana vs Foobar Which One is Better? Location: Louisville, KY.
I downloaded Foobar to my Mac, created a few folder for my albums, then moved the files into the folders. Seems to work fine with output to my external DAC and amp. Barebones just a file system I guess. And it’s free. Is that all it is really just a file system that plays virtually any file format?
I use a Mac. All my files are high def FLAC 24 bit. I do not stream – these are all downloads I have purchased. Is it worth it? Last edited: Jun 7, Rattlin’ Bones , Jun 7, Foobar is not as pretty in is basic form but it can be customized. I didn’t know you could get it for a mac.
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Subscription based business is giving them more comfort and financial stability. Is there other ‘supporting software’ I need to install? At the same адрес страницы, all that customization and community support comes with a downside. Last edited: Apr 24,
Audirvana vs jriver vs amarra free download
Audirvana plays all the formats you mentioned, but it does not support a very useful format which is DSF-WV, while Foobar, JRiver, HQPlayer. Some fairly conclusive results eventuated: a single vote for the CD, 9 for the ripped CD and 13 for the hi-res download. That’s interesting. I.