Fidelia
Fidelia
1.6.5
3.3
0.0
Fidelia free download for Mac

Fidelia for Mac1.6.5

24 February 2021

Music player.

What is Fidelia for Mac

Fidelia is an elegant and powerful music player created exclusively for Mac OS X.

True Listening
Anyone with a passion for music knows the value of high-quality hardware, whether it's a perfectly calibrated power amp or world-class pair of speakers. If you use a Mac to build, organize and enjoy your music library, shouldn't your software live up to the same high standards? Fidelia lets discerning OS X users truly optimize their home listening experience, preserving maximum sonic fidelity across multiple file formats and delivering uncluttered utility with a timelessly elegant user interface. Powered by Audiofile Engineering's unique Fidelia Audio System, it gives you the tools and the freedom to savor the sounds that you love, all the way from your hard drive to your eardrums.

It's Not a Store, It's a Library
You know what you like to listen to. You're not looking for computer-generated recommendations, randomized shuffles, proprietary ads, or social networks to validate your taste. Fidelia keeps it simple: organize and enjoy your music library at superior levels of sonic quality.

What's new in Fidelia

Version 1.8.9 (1.6.5):

Note: The downloadable demo is version 1.6.5; the version available for purchase on the Mac App Store is version 1.8.9.

  • VU Meter was not displaying under certain circumstances - this has now been resolved.
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handmethatspanner
handmethatspanner
Jul 17 2020
1.6.5
5.0
Jul 17 2020
5.0
Version: 1.6.5
First purchased in 2011. I have, and continue to try many other media players and can find none that sound better. Admittedly the money I spent on various bits of hardware is approaching silly proportions - notably a series of ever more expensive DACs. Beyond that, the AU compatible plugins I purchased for the various DAWs I use for production are useable in Fidelia. Five stars are not enough.
soundguylm
soundguylm
Nov 12 2019
1.6.5
1.0
Nov 12 2019
1.0
Version: 1.6.5
Audio is great! but unless you have internet it continuously is checking to see if it was purchased . Fidelia has ruined playback on my shows.
paulsrandall
paulsrandall
Sep 6 2015
1.6.3
5.0
Sep 6 2015
5.0
Version: 1.6.3
Fiddle just keeps getting better and better. The sound from it is just wonderful and I'm glad Audiofile Engineering continues to add subtle features/improvements.
GeogProf
GeogProf
Jan 12 2015
1.5.3
0.0
Jan 12 2015
0.0
Version: 1.5.3
The description of this app says nothing about how it actually works. It’s just a bunch of cheesy marketing-speak from a lazy developer.
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
Feb 20 2014
1.3.1
5.0
Feb 20 2014
5.0
Version: 1.3.1
Beautiful and very good sound!
Espiridion
Espiridion
Nov 30 2013
1.3.1
2.0
Nov 30 2013
2.0
Version: 1.3.1
The null test link posted by Moogan makes sense, so I played a file using Fidelia and then using iTunes, I captured the audio from the file using Audio Hijack Pro, and loaded the resulting 2 audio files into Studio One along with the original WAV file. Using Sonalksis' FreeG to invert the polarity of a track the files nulled almost perfectly, with only something going on below -93 dB. I then tried to reverse the polarity using Melda Auto Align, and this time the files nulled 100%. In practical terms there was silence regardless of which plugin I used to invert the phase. I nulled Original vs. Fidelia, Original vs. iTunes, and iTunes vs. Fidelia. What does this mean? That the audio is and sounds exactly the same, regardless of whether you use Fidelia or iTunes for playback. In all fairness, Fidelia does not claim to sound better than iTunes. Additional issues I encountered with Fidelia: Very slow and unresponsive. Adding a song resulted in losing my playlists until restarting the app. Numerous crashes upon launching -or trying to launch- the app.
Moogan
Moogan
Jan 19 2013
1.2.1
3.0
Jan 19 2013
3.0
Version: 1.2.1
Pleasant enough interface with the ability to add AU plugins to the audio. But the "audiophile" marketing premise is flawed. ITunes (which uses Core Audio of cpurse, just like fidelia), there is no difference between iTunes output and the original file. This has been null tested recently with v11 of iTunes. ( http://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/15ylvm/itunes_1101_audio_quality_null_test_xpost/ ) Subjectively I couldn't tell the difference in playback of lossless files on fidelia against iTunes v11 using a $500 TC Electronic ADA and $800 Adam reference monitors. So unless you particularly like the interface fidelia cannot make your music "better" . Remember there is no difference between iTunes output and the original file according to a null test which you can do yourselves.
Dionysos
Dionysos
Dec 9 2012
1.2.1
3.0
Dec 9 2012
3.0
Version: 1.2.1
I own the basic licence and I REALLY like the sound coming out of it (I also own Bose speakers and the difference with iTunes is huge) BUT... - no integration with iTunes which is far better to manage music library, - beta releases... - pricing of options is totally MAD !! (just think about paying 8,99€ for the iPhone remote app...!!) - no vision on future of product - and I think they abandonned the development of this product.
june8
june8
Nov 10 2012
1.2.1
2.5
Nov 10 2012
2.5
Version: 1.2.1
Would be better if AirPlay output can be selected without opening preferences.
Megaman
Megaman
May 25 2012
1.2.0
3.0
May 25 2012
3.0
Version: 1.2.0
I purchased this on the iTunes store as I wanted a good music player to play audiophile quality music. Overall pleasing to use and the sound is great. HOWEVER, wtf is it with not being able to save your library or playlists? Really - what's the point? Most software provides the basic ability to save your work - this one does not. I am expected to re-load my library and create new playlists every time I launch this application. If it was free or a demo version I'd maybe understand, but I paid $20 for this, not to mention the extraordinary amount the developer chargers for so called 'pro' features. Until the developer fixes this incredible problem, I simply cannot recommend this application.
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3.3
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
License: 
PaidOne-Time Purchase

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