To the delight of all: a new HD Music Player for iPhone
Over the last 20 year, there appeared hundreds of new term in all the spheres and music is no exception. Digital, conversion, streaming, HD and so much more.
When digital music appeared, quantity surpassed quality, because that was the first time we could just skip a song if we didn't like it. We started to listen to everything we could find. Now that the hype surrounding the availableness to music has gone, we are finally coming back to the point the quality has real power over the quantity. Vinyl is again catching on, MP3 is officially dead, and even streaming services now offer HD music for additional fees. However, Spotify Hi-Res is not that the top quality you can get.
The issue is that there are still disputes regarding the best app for listening to music. On the one hand, there are some many of them you don't know which to trust. On the other hand, Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services are becoming more popular every day, but, as I believe this is a great option for referencing stuff, but it's not for enjoying HD recordings.
HD (High Definition) also sometimes called Hi-Res, refers to high quality digital audio formats. These formats include WAV, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, DSD, PCM, and others. What is special about them is that they transmit the original sound of the recording with all the details of claps, beats, pops, and clicks. At the same time, lossy files lack high frequencies and sound 10% of what they actually could. It's like you google Mona Lisa and think you've been to the Louvre.
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Back in 2009, when The xx released their debut album I just knew it could sound even better, deeper. Then I found this record in HD, but I got quickly disappointed as my iPhone couldn't play it. However, it does have support for few HD music formats. At that point, I was caught between two stools: either convert FLAC to ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec) or find a music player that can play HD music. It's not all that da, though. A few years later, I did find a perfect one. It's called VOX HD Music Player for iPhone.
VOX player for HD Music
VOX was designed for everyone who appreciates music, who cares about the sound quality and respects the hard work of artists. It can be a real beginning of music revolution, in a good sense. VOX is available for iPhone and Mac users, but it will soon be possible to it on iPad, Windows, and Android, so just wait a bit if you use these operating systems.
What makes VOX for iPhone a real HD music player?
VOX Player for iOS focuses on the playback with many settings to improve your listening experience. As for these features, I must single out two points: Equalizer and BS2B technology.
The EQ is a vital component of any music player and here's why:
- You can adjust the frequency components of music to desired balance (less/more lows/mids/highs, etc.). Not all recordings are the same in frequency balance, and they can’t be because music is creativity. Sometimes we may want to adjust frequency balance for better listening experience;
- It's a great tool to compensate for imperfect loudspeaker/headphone frequency response (for example poor headphones always lack lows but have too much high-mid, in-car audio systems vary greatly in the low/bass output, computer speakers need more EQ than professional loudspeaker systems, etc.);
- You can set it to eliminate acoustical background noises (in the subway, car, or crowded place), not to increase the total volume;
- Your timbre perception depends greatly on the loudness. If you're listening at a low volume, you might wanna raise low and high frequencies. If you listen music playing loudly, you will probably benefit from reducing the hi-mid region as most sensitive
- EQ may simply be used as a creative tool in party/DJ situations.
BS2B is a technology that reduces listening tiredness when using headphones. Most music is created and recorded using loudspeakers. When listening to music with headphones, we get a wrong sound which is different from what sound producer had in mind. It happens because using speakers we hear two stereo channels with both ears. When we use headphones, there is a bigger level of isolation between left and right channels. BS2B tries to smoothly mingle left and right channels to simulate the loudspeaker sound. It creates an effect as if you're in a studio.
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What makes VOX different from the rest of audio players is that the accent was put on music, and only music. The interface includes only sections essential for listening, and it doesn't use huge fonts and large spacing between lines. No screen space is wasted.
You can get access to everything that a great HD player is supposed to have, from your personal music collection to SoundCloud and Radio. HD music sounds betters, and the price is high – it takes up lots of space. Since our phones are still somewhat limited in space, VOX has an unlimited music cloud designed for its users.
VOX Cloud ∞VOX Music Cloud Storage (formerly LOOP Unlimited Music Cloud Storage) was created to make people stop using external HDDs stuffed with music or streaming services which provide millions of songs of the quality that leaves a lot to be desired. Why I'm saying this? Because both Spotify and Apple Music stream lossy formats at 256kbps. I mean it, convenience mustn't obscure the joy of listening to music. Even if your music library counts hundreds of GBs of HD music, VOX Cloud will store all of it.
How is VOX Cloud useful for iPhone?
When you upload something to the cloud (using Mac), it syncs with your iPhone, and the music becomes available on both devices. You don't need to have on the phone. It's a perfect solution for anyone who loves music more than just a background noise. Simple and functional.
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VOX streams from VOX Cloud without any quality degradation. Audio formats remain like those of original files. It means that if you upload an HD file, that's exactly what you're going to listen to. This is a quite rare feature for cloud since, for instance, iTunes Match and Amazon Music support only MP3 and AAC. Google Play Music converts most HD formats to MP3, as well. However, if you have no internet connection, you can pre download some albums for offline playback.