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Audirvana has no equalizer, no trendy special effects, just the best sounding music
  • Native playing of FLAC, libSndFile (WAV, AIFF, ...), ALAC and other quicktime formats (AAC, MP3, ...)
  • Direct sound path, directly to the !CoreAudio HAL for pure bit perfect sound
  • Audio Device exclusive access mode
  • HAL I/O using DAC native physical formats "Integer Mode" (instead of CoreAudio 32bit float)
  • Automatic sample rate switching
  • Up/Oversampling capability
  • Plays completely from memory
  • Tracks are loaded, decoded and sample rate converted in a memory buffer before being more...

What's New

Version 1.5.12:

New:

  • Airplay Devices selection in preferences (Audio System page)
Bug fixes:
  • Fix for Retina Display issues for volume control knob and scrolling track title
  • Fix issue incorrectly reading multichannel track of SACD ISOs with Mytek DAC
  • Fix polarity inversion not propagated in case of proxy files
  • Fix slipping more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • CoreAudio compatible DAC
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)

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Maclover1.1 Member IconReview+740
Maclover1.1
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I tried pretty much all of these "audiophile" apps.. My choice finally went to Audirvana. I shied from spending money on this until now (I had bought Neutrino.. but often forgot to use it.. and Audirvana sounds better to me, actually it sounds really great !).

iTunes integration is very straight-forward and since I like iTunes as my music management base, I just want better sound without yet another browsing interface. Speaking of which I wish the Audirvana player had some skins.. I'm not a big fan of "make believe real-world objects" on screen.. but it's really not that important as it can even be deactivated.. it would be icing on the cake..

I have yet to master all the preferences, but so far it works really well ! The SysOptimizer makes it access tracks and scrubbing really fast.

Basically it kicks ass !

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Version 1.5.12
Megaman Member IconReview+86
Megaman
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Sounds great however I find this software buggy.

For one thing, it takes ages for it to get itself ready to play a friggin' song. Then if often can't decide which audio output to use. The icing on the cake is that it kills Spotlight and Mail searching when it's been launched (I get full functionality when I quit).

If it was a Beta I'd understand but at the price I paid for the Pro version, I expect the basics covered.

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Version 1.5.12
Llongley Member IconComment+113
Llongley
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Mac Update: The price according to the developers website is $79.00 not $49.00. This is not easy to spot intact I could not find the price until I clicked on the purchase button. However the $49.00 price is no where on the site only the $79.00 price.

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Version 1.1.1
ANDREW HILLS
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Have been doing a player comparison Decibel (have had that for a long time ) cheap and good 4* Amarra HiFi had this for a few days 4.5* and today Audirvana Plus, very impressed with this using B&W MM1s this is the best sound i have managed from this set up (low listener fatigue,been listening for many hours) so i give this 5* based on my setup. Hope B&W will make some MM2s that will have a DAC that works with bigger sample rates.

Ashes2Ashes Member IconComment+130
Ashes2Ashes
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Uh... 1.46. is the latest version:

Release 1.4.6

- New tuned method for Integer Mode playback for better sound quality. This new "mode 1" is set by default, the previous one (called "mode 2") can be selected in the user preferences
- Check and set Audirvana Plus to be the default application to open .audlic files. This enables to load the license file by simply opening it.

Bug fixes:
- Fixed stalled playback bug in iTunes integrated mode
- Fix potential crash on 32bit architectures
- Fix truncated text in German SysOptimizer panel
- Do not hang when iTunes (11.0.2) is exiting while playing

Your entry hasn't been updated since 2011. o_0

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Version 1.1.1
Llongley
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I get that the playback quality of music is a very personal thing. Even for me now that I have both Decible and Amarra HIFI find my self selecting one or the other based on the type of music and how it's being played ie headphones or attached speakers. But when I went back to purchase Audirvana and found that the $49.00 price was temporary and they now want $79.00 I had to pause. I'm just not sure the sound difference (and to me it is a preference ) justifies the price difference? I'm going to have to really think about that even though I would really like to own it.

ANDREW HILLS
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Meant to say i think the price is worth it very happy with it having made comparison (see my earlier reply)

lamontDakota Member IconComment+194
lamontDakota
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Try Amarra Hifi, at the same 49-dollar price.

www.sonicstudio.com/amarra/amarra_hifi.html

I also own Audirvana, but I think that Amarra Hifi is the better. For those not wishing to take my word for, there's a fifteen-day, try-before-yiu-buy trial-period.

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Version 1.1.1
Llongley
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Your right I also decided on Amarra HiFi after extensive eval of Audirvana Plus, Decibel and Amarra HiFi.

I will be purchasing Decibel soon though. I really like Audirvana and before long will probably own all three. Amarra HIFi although not offering as many options as Audirvana just seemed to have the best sound on the broadest number of test files.

Decibel seemed to push a heavier bottom sound while Audiravana brought everything to the mid range losing some of the lows, IMHO.

They are all good programs and Amarra HiFi blends well with iTunes, plays my Flac files and offers a 15% discount on their web site.

I wasn't sure how long the discount on Amarra HiFi would be available so I purchased it first. I will be looking for the others to offer discounts as well.

lamontDakota
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"Your right" Thank you! Digital music is my hobby. So, I own every Mac music-player that there is. My collection of sounds ranges from music of the Roaring Twenties to whatever I find that I like after I post this. No single player works for *every* kind of music from *any* kind of source, naturally. But, IMO, the Amarra HiFi works the best, for the price, for more different kinds of music.

Llongley
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Correction: Amarra HiFi does not play Flac files natively but converts them to AIFF. Have to upgrade to the $189.00 version to get native play of FLAC files.

lamontDakota
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"Amarra HiFi does not play Flac files natively but converts them to AIFF."
Sigh! Nothing's perfect! I use Pro Audio Converter to convert FLAC to ALAC. Since my set-up uses only Apple and NuForce hardware, I find that to be a satisfactory solution. FWIW, some providers of high-density digital recordings, like HDtracks, now offer native ALAC versions, as well as native FLAC, WAV, AIFF, Vorbis, etc. versions of their music, so conversion is no longer required, even for those of us willing to go that route. Apple is beginning to acquire a bit of the Microsoft advantage.

Ashes2Ashes
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Odd... I still prefer Audirvana.

lamontDakota
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"Odd... I still prefer Audirvana." That's not odd at all. The ear wants what the ear wants. When it comes to music and to music-players, the bottom line is "Different strokes for different folks."

Tomeg
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"Different strokes for different folks" may provide a hint to evaluate between different products, on the basis of one listener's perceived differences and preferences, versus another's.

For example (mine): I listen overwhelmingly more to classical music over other genres. Amarra is my preference, perhaps for that reason only. Or, there may be other performance differences betw. Amarra and Audirvana that are audible to some but not to other's, and vice versa. I suggest an additional slogan: "Variety is the spice of life."

lamontDakota
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We agree on Amara, Tomeg. But, sadly, "Variety is the spice of life" is no longer true for me, probably because I'm too old to change being nearly eighty years old. I enjoy a variety of genres of music, but pretty much only stuff from back in the day. Somebody posted a list of about a dozen things that snobby assholes say to try to go one up on people. First on the list was, "I prefer their earlier work." That's not what I say, since, at my age, it's impressive enough that I'm still alive and thinking and don't have "Old-Timer's disease." :-) But, it's certainly the way that I feel! Different strokes for different folks. ;-)

Pure Music is another good music-player..

Ashes2Ashes Member IconReview+130
Ashes2Ashes
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Simply amazing. Makes songs sound more vibrant and rich... even coming out of my laptop speakers. With an actual speaker setup it's just unreal.

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Version 1.1.1
Fervid
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Agree with you 100%. I have my tunes coming out through a pair of B&W MM-1's and the sound is awesome! One question though, how come my version is 1.3.5 and yours is 1.1.1? Maybe you need to update? Macupdate is showing as version 1.1.1 too!?

Ashes2Ashes
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The version number being displayed under responses is the latest version number on the page of MacUpdate at the time of posting... which... as you can see... is outdated. I'm using version 1.3.9.7.

Shock-J Member IconComment+259
Shock-J
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You're way behind. The latest version is 1.3.2.

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Version 1.1.1
Ibigmac Member IconComment+6
Ibigmac
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Audirvana PLUS is out on the homepage. With optional iTunes integration. Like it, but not free (49$).

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Version 0.9.4
Eyeless Member IconReview+38
Eyeless
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Lots of opinions when it comes to audio, but just listen a minute to an mp3 track I ripped (legally) from a YouTube video with Audio Hijack (regular edition under 10.7.1), I can clearly hear the difference to iTunes (which would no play the song until I quit Audirvana, but Audirvana could play it while iTunes was running). In my opinion it sounds much better than iTunes (for whatever reason). And this from listening to it through the in-built speaker in a MacBook Air ... more audiophile than this one has not to be in judging the difference. (Normally I listen mostly these days only to mp3 Lame encoded VBR high quality on an older iPod Nano (as it sounds much better than through my iPhone) and with Yuin pk-2 (which gives the most easy access to decent sound, I think).)

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Version 0.9.4
JavierRD Member IconReview+6
JavierRD
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what's this "cpu over"?

i see this message in red appear in 0.9f

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Version 0.9.4
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Dedalus271
Version 1.5.12
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shutter_bug70
Version 1.5.12
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Damien Plisson
Version 1.5.12
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Ashes2Ashes
Version 1.1.1
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redCasval
Version 1.1.1
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Hifiguy1
Version 1.1.1
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xdefeenx
Version 0.9.4
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widethtripp
Version 0.9.4
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Screentom
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Pripyat
Version 0.9.4
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Date 16 Jan 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
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