Decibel

Version: 1.2.8 || Release Date: 2012-04-20 || License: Commercial with demo ($33) Developer: Feisty Dog, LLC | App Owner: sbooth

A high quality audio player

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, Apple Lossless, AAC, MP3, 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 processes all audio using 64-bit floating-point precision, providing the highest possible playback quality for files sampled at all bit depths.

For audiophile users desiring more control over their audio, Decibel can take exclusive control of the output device (using hog mode) and send audio in the device's native format. 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.

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5 Opinions

@ashcroft LOL...aww..I'm all sad now...BWAHAHAHAH!

@digiangel :

Fool, you don't know what you're talking about.

Bwahahahaha....$33 really? VLC...a lot cheaper and can do more.

@ashcroft it lacks some annoying sound glitches (damnit, Vox can't fix them for months), but I don't think there's any other significant quality difference.

I'd really like to know how Decibel compares to Vox sound-quality-wise. Some audiophile expert around?