Best Sounding Media Player (software)?

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  1. North

    North Auditioning

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    Windows Media Player, itunes, Winamp, Realplayer etc.

    Which player and configuration (add-ons) gives the best sound in your opinion?
     
  2. StephenL

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    Most players produce identical sound unless you use digital signal processing such as equalization, dynamic range compression, volume leveling or "enhancement" effects.
     
  3. NickSo

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    foobar2000 with Kernel Streaming...

    I just got the Chaintech AV-710 ($19.98 CAD!!!) with the Wolfson upsampling DAC, sounds AMAZING with my Koss Portapros...

    google the chaintech card, and check out the thread over at Head-fi... lots of good info there
     
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    I have tested most all and if your sound card supports ASIO playback then by far J River Media Center is the best. In fact it is the only way I will listen to music from my PC.
     
  5. Scott L

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    Digital is digital. As long as it's bypassing kmixer it's the same.

    I use what Nick's using but with an M-Audio Revo (no upsampling). Here's some light reading if you're bored. [​IMG]
     

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