That’s because iTunes has morphed through the years from well-loved music player that spawned Rip. Mix. Burn. to become the world’s largest digital media mall, leaving the sound of music as a faint memory of the past. Mac audiophiles, here’s your iTunes replacement.
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Mac users have half a dozen or so decent audio players to choose from these days, and most of them could be described as iTunes Lite.
Audio aficionados who can spell WAVE and AIFF, who understand the differences between Apple Lossless and AAC, who disdain most of MP3, but argue Ogg Vorbis, WavPack, FLAC and more until the cows come home, know iTunes is not for audiophiles.
Enter Decibel, a Mac audio player which supports all popular lossless and lossy audio formats including FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, Musepack, WavPack, Monkey’s Audio, Speex, True Audio, Apple Lossless, AAC, MP3, MOD, DSF, DSDIFF, WAVE and AIFF.
What you get in Decibel is what iTunes might have been if Apple truly cared about music playing and not song sales.
This is the music player that looks like iTunes from the past; minimalist but powerful, simple to use, but does what iTunes does not.
Decibel handles tagged MP3 files with ease, gives you gapless playback and seamless transitions from one track to another. Transport controls are simple and obvious, but you control the audio volume. Need to adjust the output device’s sample rate on the fly to match the audio? Decibel can do.
If you’re a music lover who loves to tweak the sound reverberating from your environment, Decibel has an equalizer built in. 31-bands of equalization let you tweak until your fingers and ears are tired. Yes, Decibel comes with a price tag, but there’s a try-before-you-buy option.