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Music player that supports many filetypes.

3.4
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VOX overview

VOX just sounds better! The beauty is in its simplicity, yet behind the minimal exterior lies a powerful music player with a ton of features and support for all audio formats you should ever need. VOX was originally developed following the principles of clarity, simplicity and versatility. Thus, the minimalistic interface incorporates both essential and unique features, which let you:

  • Listen to your music regardless of the format:
    • Play numerous lossy and lossless audio formats;
    • Export playlists in various formats (PLS, M3U, XSPF);
    • Open different playlist types including M3U, PLS, XSPF and the popular CUE format used to store CD rips;
    • Play audio files stored on NAS devices and other network drives.
  • Rule your music with ease:
    • Control the player from the main interface, Dock context menu or main menu controls;
    • Automatically search for all the missing album artwork from MusicBrainz and LastFM databases;
    • Use keyboard media keys, headphones buttons and Apple Remote to control playback (requires VOX Preference Pane);
    • Easily add music via smart drop zones, ordinary open dialog and Finder context menu;
    • Use equalizer with presets and custom mode, crossfade, fade on play/pause, converting music to 5.1 or 7.1 format;
    • Preview album artwork from your Dock icon;
    • Gapless playback support;
    • Get system or Growl playback notifications.
  • Focus on music, not the source:
    • Work with different audio sources including custom Playlist, iTunes Library, online Radio and even more in the future;
    • Keep your listening statistics up-to-date with your LastFM account by means of LastFM scribbling.
  • Full SoundCloud integration:
    • Easily control SoundCloud from inside VOX;
    • Access the largest database of the world’s music and discover new sound;
    • Bring your SoundCloud stream and likes directly into VOX.
  • Get more out of your technical equipment:
    • Advanced Audio Features: HOG Mode; Improved multi-output device support;
    • Convert stereophonic audio in your headphones to binaural using Bauer DSP (BS2B) technology;
    • Pause playback automatically on headphones disconnection;
    • Take full advantage of AirPlay (10.8+) to listen from any of your wireless output devices.

Note: while VOX is listed as free, there is a "Premium" subscription option that can be purchased for $4.99. To learn more, go here.

What’s new in version 3.5.6

Updated on Aug 31 2023

  • Fixed issue with duplicated artworks for some artists and albums;
  • Youtube playback fix;
  • Fixed some issues with radio source availability for paid users.
View older VOX updates

Information

License

Free

Size

45.8 MB

Downloads

327023

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.11 or later
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VOX qualities

Value
1.0
Ease of use
1.0
Features
1.0
Reliability
1.0
Customer support
1.0

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Dualist
Dualist
Aug 30 2023
3.5.6
0.0
Aug 30 2023
0.0
Version: 3.5.6
I tried this, but I have a very, very large library and this software really struggled with it. I also store my music on a remote volume, because its enormous size, and VOX was continually losing track of it making me re-import the music. It REALLY wants you to use the internal volume where your Music (iTunes) library normally lives. The third time it lost track of the library I gave up on it, as it can take literally hours to import everything. It also made managing duplicates problematic, and didn't properly respect my imported play lists. As for the claim that it sounds better, I noticed no difference when using my Bose headphones. It's obviously a work in progress. Hopefully, it will improve over time and I can eventually give it another try.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Dec 24 2022
3.5.4
1.0
Dec 24 2022
1.0
Version: 3.5.4
My experience is that the company has a bad attitude toward customers demonstrated in a variety of ways. Rather like Spotify, the software stuffs itself into every nook and cranny of macOS it can. This makes mess has one main purpose IMHO: To stop you from deleting it again. They key is to delete the app itself before you go digging out its tentacles. Then there's the service itself, which has all the aspects of loud self-marketing while providing clunk and junk. Be sure to read the other reviews here for more detailed customer experience. - - Conclusion: Like Spotify, VOX is forbidden on my Macs, with grateful thanks to myself. It's sad what's become of the art of music. Fight on, artists!
halmccabe
halmccabe
Sep 3 2021
3.4.2
0.0
Sep 3 2021
0.0
Version: 3.4.2
AVOID AT ALL COST. Was a premium subscriber, but all it did was crash both my phone and my Macbook Pro. Their customer service response was to essentially try and make me a beta-tester, having me try this, try that.... I don't have time to beta-test your software that I just paid over $50 for. I set it to cancel auto-renew, and it charged me anyway a year later. Emailed them within 2 minutes of the charge for a refund, and they refused, again trying to get me to beta-test this garbage software. I asked 5 times politely to just get a refund, they refused, and kept my money. Do not support these people, they are dishonest and quite obviously don't care that their product does not work. So now they got $100+ out of me but at least paypal finally canceled their autorenew which apparently I was not able to do, so they have their last dime out of me.
lbherring3
lbherring3
May 30 2021
3.4
0.0
May 30 2021
0.0
Version: 3.4
Garbage. No library - no way to control and enjoy even a small collection. I think people that build this stuff do not collect and enjoy music. They develop and sell technology.
Aargl
Aargl
Mar 4 2021
3.3.19
4.0
Mar 4 2021
4.0
Version: 3.3.19
For everyone regretting the simplicity of the old Vox, I've found https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/60399/tiny-player to be a great replacement!
Skooks57
Skooks57
Feb 7 2021
3.3.19
1.0
Feb 7 2021
1.0
Version: 3.3.19
Beware folks before jumping on board with VOX Premium... these people are unscrupulous, to say the least!! I don't remember ever signing up for the Premium and haven't been using it. I haven't even been using the "regular" free VOX. But, I found out about this when I saw that Paddle had taken $49.99 on February 5, 2021 from me thru PayPal. So, I started an investigation, but found out nothing to substantiate this. Then I told Paddle to cancel the subscription and to refund my money, especially the payment that was taken from me by PayPal... but they refused. Then I even tried to cancel this subscription with a link on their email... but, it said "page is unavailable"! BEWARE!!
till-1
till-1
Oct 25 2020
3.3.17
1.0
Oct 25 2020
1.0
Version: 3.3.17
With a heavy heart I just cancelled my VOX Premium subscription with about 400GB of my best Hi-Res music in my account. After being told the same empty promises of providing a method to actually maintain that much music and doing virtually nothing to come through on their promises, I've had it. Since all music just goes into an online storage that has no way of being looked at outside of their VOX Media Player software, you don't know what's actually been uploaded, so far. I never knew whether by uploading one of my folders of music, I might be sending CD-quality versions of music I already uploaded as Hi-Res versions, always leaving me reluctant to do anything with my music. It just deterred me from grooming my online collection of Hi_res music. Well, their loss...hope they actually allow their users the control which someone who pays good money to listen to their lossless and hi-res would surely demand...otherwise, I'd just be using my infinite and free mp3 storage providers. Get it together, team VOX...don't muck up the good thing you almost have!!
nedrdon2
nedrdon2
Oct 4 2020
3.3.17
0.0
Oct 4 2020
0.0
Version: 3.3.17
Awful workflow and if you have a PC, you're out of luck- even though their website sucks you in with a Beta windows version - that you find out doesn't work after you've paid for a non-refundable subscription. Bad business!!
antonyjscott
antonyjscott
Sep 15 2020
3.3.17
5.0
Sep 15 2020
5.0
Version: 3.3.17
Great product, I have all my music files uploaded in a lossless format and can now thanks to huge amounts of A data allowance monthly listen to them whenever, wherever.
DCTL
DCTL
Jul 26 2020
3.3.17
1.0
Jul 26 2020
1.0
Version: 3.3.17
Boooo! Awful workflow and if you have a PC, you're out of luck- even though their website sucks you in with a Beta windows version - that you find out doesn't work after you've paid for a non-refundable subscription. Bad business!!
fotoroberto
fotoroberto
Jun 6 2020
3.3.17
1.0
Jun 6 2020
1.0
Version: 3.3.17
it became garbage long time ago, not worth a penny!
paulmoon1216
paulmoon1216
Mar 30 2020
3.3.17
1.0
Mar 30 2020
1.0
Version: 3.3.17
Subscription-based companies will one day join the 21st century and TURN OFF the auto-renew feature. Just got billed $90 for a renewal I didn't keep up with, 2-years going. They refused to refund, under no circumstances. I liked the product I had for years, but this kind of customer service is just an indication of "sneaky" policies IMO.
UNlimn
UNlimn
Feb 5 2020
3.3.17
5.0
Feb 5 2020
5.0
Version: 3.3.17
All my favorite stations are working fine after the last update. I got all my iTunes issues sorted out by the Support staff. The app is great!
sneal1968
sneal1968
Oct 31 2019
3.3.13
2.0
Oct 31 2019
2.0
Version: 3.3.13
Uses iTunes library. Does not (yet) support OS Catalina. Radio function does not play on iphone/pad/MacBook. Support staff responses show no understanding of issue. It does import iTunes playlists. It does play music. Do not recommend premium vox.
zaza2
zaza2
Sep 15 2019
3.3.12
1.0
Sep 15 2019
1.0
Version: 3.3.12
An absolute garbage. And I thought I was the only person suffering with this. The lagging, the crashes resulting from tasks as simple as Drag and Drop, the torpid, indolent and sluggish response, accompanied by a HUGE consumption of RAM. This app went from my absolute favorite to a complete rubbish. What a shame.
Aargl
Aargl
Sep 13 2019
3.3.12
4.0
Sep 13 2019
4.0
Version: 3.3.12
I think many people wanting a very simple player will be happy with TINY PLAYER. ;-) — old COG is still working too and 64 bits — which is not the case of old VOX (0.2.8 and variants). I still have VOX 2.8.26 (cleaned up from useless background stuff ;-) ) occasionally running. It has one advantage over many others: it plays the Opus format.
Akrobat
Akrobat
Aug 12 2019
3.3.10
0.5
Aug 12 2019
0.5
Version: 3.3.10
A damned shame. I remember when it appeared years ago. Such a good, simple player unlike the bloated but necessary iTunes. Now you have to SIGN IN to play music? I deleted from my system....next.
Aeschylus
Aeschylus
Jul 13 2019
3.3.10
0.5
Jul 13 2019
0.5
Version: 3.3.10
Sorry -- big, bloated, subscription -- no way.
sqeeezy
sqeeezy
Jun 3 2019
3.3.9
1.0
Jun 3 2019
1.0
Version: 3.3.9
still May 2019 using Vox 0.2.8 beta 2, although Mojave 10.14.6 Beta (18G29g) doesn't like it. News is iTunes.app is to be chopped up: about time, give me a competent music player based on Audion3 or good ol' Vox,please.
ben-marko
ben-marko
May 30 2019
3.3.9
0.5
May 30 2019
0.5
Version: 3.3.9
Same here. Uninstalled. Won't link to my iTunes music library. And it's (yet another) subscription-based app? Bye.
fallenflower
fallenflower
Sep 28 2023
3.5.6
1.0
Sep 28 2023
1.0
Version: 3.5.6
firewall00110-1
firewall00110-1
Feb 6 2023
3.5.5
1.0
Feb 6 2023
1.0
Version: 3.5.5
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Dec 24 2022
3.5.4
1.0
Dec 24 2022
1.0
Version: 3.5.4
Dillons World
Dillons World
Nov 23 2022
3.5.3
5.0
Nov 23 2022
5.0
Version: 3.5.3
distreszed
distreszed
Jul 9 2022
3.5.1
1.0
Jul 9 2022
1.0
Version: 3.5.1
enriqueapolinar
enriqueapolinar
Jan 5 2022
3.4.4
5.0
Jan 5 2022
5.0
Version: 3.4.4
mel.d
mel.d
May 31 2021
3.4
3.0
May 31 2021
3.0
Version: 3.4
forsteric2020
forsteric2020
May 28 2021
3.4
3.0
May 28 2021
3.0
Version: 3.4
Skooks57
Skooks57
Feb 7 2021
1.0
Feb 7 2021
1.0
Version: null
till-1
till-1
Oct 25 2020
1.0
Oct 25 2020
1.0
Version: null
antonyjscott
antonyjscott
Sep 15 2020
5.0
Sep 15 2020
5.0
Version: null
DCTL
DCTL
Jul 26 2020
1.0
Jul 26 2020
1.0
Version: null
fotoroberto
fotoroberto
Jun 6 2020
1.0
Jun 6 2020
1.0
Version: null
paulmoon1216
paulmoon1216
Mar 30 2020
1.0
Mar 30 2020
1.0
Version: null
UNlimn
UNlimn
Feb 5 2020
5.0
Feb 5 2020
5.0
Version: null
Andrej-Rublev
Andrej-Rublev
Nov 7 2019
1.0
Nov 7 2019
1.0
Version: null
sneal1968
sneal1968
Oct 31 2019
2.0
Oct 31 2019
2.0
Version: null
zaza2
zaza2
Sep 15 2019
1.0
Sep 15 2019
1.0
Version: null
Akrobat
Akrobat
Aug 12 2019
0.5
Aug 12 2019
0.5
Version: null
Fishboy
Fishboy
Jul 13 2019
4.5
Jul 13 2019
4.5
Version: null
Aeschylus
Aeschylus
Jul 13 2019
0.5
Jul 13 2019
0.5
Version: null
vyvc-1
vyvc-1
Jul 12 2019
0.5
Jul 12 2019
0.5
Version: null
sqeeezy
sqeeezy
Jun 3 2019
1.0
Jun 3 2019
1.0
Version: null
ben-marko
ben-marko
May 30 2019
0.5
May 30 2019
0.5
Version: null
ronald-1**
ronald-1**
Apr 9 2019
1.0
Apr 9 2019
1.0
Version: null
npoorkarimi
npoorkarimi
Apr 8 2019
0.5
Apr 8 2019
0.5
Version: null
jtnycny
jtnycny
Jan 16 2019
1.0
Jan 16 2019
1.0
Version: null
zirv
zirv
Sep 2 2018
0.5
Sep 2 2018
0.5
Version: null
anonymous-skink-4656
anonymous-skink-4656
Jun 28 2018
0.5
Jun 28 2018
0.5
Version: null
Ozai
Ozai
Jun 25 2018
1.0
Jun 25 2018
1.0
Version: null
Mercyguy
Mercyguy
Jun 8 2018
0.5
Jun 8 2018
0.5
Version: null
tx517
tx517
May 3 2018
1.5
May 3 2018
1.5
Version: null
anonymous-gerbil-5319
anonymous-gerbil-5319
Feb 18 2018
0.5
Feb 18 2018
0.5
Version: null
Wunderhorn
Wunderhorn
Feb 18 2018
0.5
Feb 18 2018
0.5
Version: null
VanRijn63
VanRijn63
Dec 27 2017
3.0
Dec 27 2017
3.0
Version: null
xgman
xgman
Dec 26 2017
0.5
Dec 26 2017
0.5
Version: null
nj0g04dthcjr
nj0g04dthcjr
Dec 26 2017
0.5
Dec 26 2017
0.5
Version: null
PauloFut
PauloFut
Dec 9 2017
0.5
Dec 9 2017
0.5
Version: null
IgorDjugostran4480
IgorDjugostran4480
Nov 30 2017
0.5
Nov 30 2017
0.5
Version: null
Intrepidsilence
Intrepidsilence
Nov 27 2017
1.0
Nov 27 2017
1.0
Version: null
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