Jason Zabowski
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Jason Zabowski
Coppertino Inc.

"Hey! My name is Jason and Good Sound Quality means a lot for me. I’m researhcing the best Music Playback Solution and sharing my knowledge with you."

Why and how to choose a FLAC player for Mac



Have you fallen in love with lossless sound just like we did? Did you start frantically searching for your favourite albums in amazing quality? Are you looking for the FLAC player for your Mac? Then this is an article for you! We will be talking about how to play FLAC on your Mac and which FLAC player to choose. We are sure that you will be able to find some very interesting information in this article.


So where do we start?

First of all, congratulations on choosing the best quality of a sound – this is really one of the best decisions you could have made in your life. Why? Because this seemingly tiny decision will change your life – you will enjoy a completely new experience and you will never want to go back to listening lossy formats.Secondly, we are happy to not only welcome you, but to also introduce you to this new world and how it works. And we will start from how to listen to FLAC files on your Mac.

There are a couple of ways to do that:


Option 1. Conversion

Unfortunately, FLAC format is not so widely supported yet and chances are that your native player will not be able to play it (or it will be able to play it but you will not hear the difference between lossy and lossless). If you have just a couple of FLAC files in your collection, or just started listening to it, you may consider converting it to another lossless format, for example ALAC. ALAC was created specifically for iOS and will sound very alike because FLAC and ALAC are practically the same. Well, there are some minor differences, of course, but if you ever decide to convert one lossless format to another lossless format, the quality will not decrease.

Please note that this can be a rather time-consuming way, which is good for those whose FLAC library is not so big (yet!). That’s why, in order to not waste time converting files from one format to another we would like to suggest you to get a FLAC player for your Mac and other devices.


Option 2. FLAC player Mac

This is one of the most popular options. So, there are actually two things you could do: you could either opt to choose a player like VLC, which is not only a music player, but can also play a wide variety of video formats. Many people use these kind of players to see whether they can spot the difference between lossy and lossless formats before joining the "club". Or, you can choose a player which was specifically created for music lovers, the one which can play not only lossless formats, but also lossy formats. If you think that the second version is something what you have been looking for, then VOX music player is the player which you have to install (by the way it can be installed for free).

Let's talk a bit more about VOX. Even though the FLAC format is not so widely known, VOX has been around for quite a while now. This, and a rather big number of users, has led to VOX becoming the absolute leader in this field. A very dedicated group of employees makes sure that Vox is getting better and better day by day.

So why should you choose VOX?

There are a couple of simple reasons:

1) easy and elegant interface – no unnecessary features, only those which will not steal your attention, but will indeed make your experience much better.

2) a very wide variety of formats supported – both lossy and lossless.

3) enhanced Bass technology – one of the best ones in this field.

4) radio, Soundcloud, YouTube can be also played (and even added as tracks to your playlists).

5) as a cherry on top: an opportunity to use Loop – a limitless cloud-based music storage for all your music.


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This FLAC player for Mac is absolutely free. And the last but not least, it can be installed not only on your Mac, but also on your iPhone, and even synchronize all your music libraries so that you can listen to it anytime!

We think that advantages of using a FLAC player Mac instead of converting files from one format to another are pretty clear. There is no need to spend time doing something unnecessary, you can just download a file in a lossless format and add it to your library. In some cases (like VOX’s for example), you can also benefit from a number of useful features and enjoy both your lossy and lossless songs without changing the player. Now that you have decided which option suits you best, do not waste time anymore – better spend it on checking out the latest album of your favourite band! :)