Fidelia
Fidelia
1.6.5

3.2

Fidelia free download for Mac

Fidelia1.6.5

08 June 2019

Music player.

Overview

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 1.7.1 (1.6.5):

Note: The downloadable demo is version 1.6.5; the version available for purchase on the Mac App Store is version 1.7.1.

  • Resolves an issue which could cause a crash on launch for certain users.

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20 Reviews of Fidelia

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soundguylm
12 November 2019
Version: 1.6.5

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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.
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soundguylm
12 November 2019
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.
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paulsrandall
06 September 2015
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.
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GeogProf
12 January 2015
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.
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Bento de Espinosa
20 February 2014
Version: 1.3.1
Beautiful and very good sound!
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Espiridion
30 November 2013
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.
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Moogan
19 January 2013
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.
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Dionysos
09 December 2012
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.
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June8
10 November 2012
Version: 1.2.1
Would be better if AirPlay output can be selected without opening preferences.
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Megaman
25 May 2012
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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hwgray
02 May 2012
Version: 1.2.0
"new FHX Headphone Processor add-on (US $49.99)" WTF is this? Why would anyone want to pay fifty bucks for it? Why is it that, even on the Audiofile site, the only information available is that there is an FHX add-on available that costs fifty bucks? Is it Audiofile's intention actually to get people to buy this? Or is it merely something tossed in for laughs and so what if nobody knows what it is? It obviously gets the customer's attention. It certainly has mine
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