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Decibel for Mac

Audio player tailored to the needs of audiophiles.

$32.99
In English
Version 1.3.5
3.7
Based on 13 user rates

Decibel overview

Decibel is an audio player tailored to the particular needs of audiophiles.

Decibel supports all popular lossless and lossy audio formats including FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, Musepack, WavPack, Monkey's Audio, Speex, True Audio, Apple Lossless, AAC, MP3, MOD, DSF, DSDIFF, WAVE and AIFF.

For lossless formats such as FLAC and WAVE, and for Ogg Vorbis and specially tagged MP3 files, Decibel supports gapless playback with seamless transitions between tracks. Decibel also features replay gain adjustment for more comfortable listening.

Decibel has an intentionally minimal user interface designed to be instantly intuitive and non-intrusive. Decibel has an optional 31-band equalizer for unlimited sonic adjustment and provides precise digital and device volume control.

For users desiring more control over their audio, Decibel can take exclusive control of the output device using hog mode. Additionally, Decibel can automatically adjust the output device's sample rate to that of the playing track, preventing audio quality degradation associated with software sample rate conversion.

Finally, Decibel can load and play files entirely in memory, eliminating audio glitching associated with disk access.

For users with exaSound DACs, Decibel supports native DSD playback via ASIO. Decibel also contains DoP (DSD over PCM) support.

What’s new in version 1.3.5

Version 1.3.5:
  • macOS 10.14 compability
  • DSD64 to PCM conversion

Decibel for Mac

$32.99
In English
Version 1.3.5
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3.7

(27 Reviews of Decibel)

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Sissy_Princess
Sissy_Princess
Jan 24 2018
1.3.3
2.5
Jan 24 2018
2.5
Version: 1.3.3
It's a good audio player, but the $33 price, rudimentary interface, and lack of updates since 2015 make it a hard purchase to justify. Lower it to $9.99 and you'll have my order.
Tekl
Tekl
Mar 26 2017
1.3.3
0.0
Mar 26 2017
0.0
Version: 1.3.3
I wonder, if this project is dead? Does it work well with Sierra?
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
Jul 13 2015
1.3.2
0.0
Jul 13 2015
0.0
Version: 1.3.2
This app is worthless as far as I'm concerned.

First of all, I don't want to load a few songs or a single playlist, I want ALL my iTunes tracks loaded and ready to play just as if I were in iTunes, and I want them to STAY there!
Loading all my tracks takes about 15 minutes. That's okay...ONCE. But when I quit and reopen, it's blank again and I must start over!

There's no Help file.

The search function in the forums was useless - I wanted to know how to add tracks from iTunes.
A search for "itunes add tracks" (without parenthesis) yields this message: "The following words in your search query were ignored because they are too common words: add tracks itunes."

It's missing a column for Date Added. My iTunes are sorted by date added and I expect the same in other players.

There's NO visible volume control! Either have to click the speaker icon to change the levels, or use odd keyboard shortcuts.

I tried to close Decibel and it hung with a track playing loudly and I couldn't mute or turn down the volume - had to force quit.

There's no equalizer! I suppose this is done for the purists, but guess what? Not all playback devices and speakers produce perfect sound! Adjustments may be needed. Even audiophiles may want to increase the bass, vocals etc. because not everyone's ears hear the same and listening preferences differ.


For these reasons I much prefer Amarra, although I've only used it a few times.




Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Jan 12 2015
1.3.2
5.0
Jan 12 2015
5.0
Version: 1.3.2
I'd like to get this update but the app store is behind as usual.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Jan 12 2015
1.3.2
5.0
Jan 12 2015
5.0
Version: 1.3.2
I'd like to get this update but the app store is behind as usual.
Sissy_Princess
Sissy_Princess
Jan 24 2018
2.5
Jan 24 2018
2.5
Version: null
Noory
Noory
Jan 14 2015
3.5
Jan 14 2015
3.5
Version: null
jazztrane
jazztrane
Jun 23 2014
5.0
Jun 23 2014
5.0
Version: null
chawya22
chawya22
Feb 18 2014
3.5
Feb 18 2014
3.5
Version: null
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Dec 26 2012
5.0
Dec 26 2012
5.0
Version: null
muirtone
muirtone
Feb 14 2012
4.5
Feb 14 2012
4.5
Version: null
emce
emce
Aug 9 2011
4.5
Aug 9 2011
4.5
Version: null
Barrettisgold
Barrettisgold
Jul 7 2011
4.0
Jul 7 2011
4.0
Version: null
Sergiyakov
Sergiyakov
Jun 5 2011
4.0
Jun 5 2011
4.0
Version: null
Djhack1639
Djhack1639
May 21 2011
3.5
May 21 2011
3.5
Version: null
Docmark
Docmark
Apr 25 2011
4.5
Apr 25 2011
4.5
Version: null
Lyr
Lyr
Apr 18 2011
5.0
Apr 18 2011
5.0
Version: null
Ozron
Ozron
Apr 10 2011
5.0
Apr 10 2011
5.0
Version: null