There are some hundreds of music player applications over the internet, but choosing the best for your requirements and tastes matters when it comes to fulfilling your listening experience. All the players have its won pros and cons. Most of the players are not even worth downloading as the Windows default media player – Windows Media Player – does a decent job compared to most players.
If you are looking for a music player that suits best for your speakers or headphones, I wil suggest you to try JRiver’s Media Center. JRiver, favourite brand for many audiophiles. When I was almost fedup with searching for a good player, fortunately, I got JRIver. It worked like a charm at the first time itself without any eq settings. A great listening experience. I use Edifier DA5000 pro at home and HiFi Man Re0 when I use my laptop. It performed pretty well with both my audio devices. The bass is now well defined with out supressing the mids and highs. Infact, mids and highs areforward now. It performs even better with external sound cards.
The Media Center also comes with some audio enhancers like DFX and producing 5.1 output from stereo source etc. I would suggest you to go for enhancers if you can tweek the palyer as per your tastes. If you are very new to tweeks and equilizers, better go with the default settings. It can play almost all audiophile grade formats like mp3, FLAC, dts. This is not just an audio player, but also a video player and support many formats. I didn’t experiment much with videos ut it played many 720p formats.
There are also some cons with these player that it often hangs, not as flexible as Windows Media Player or Foobar - loading takes time. It hangs at times and shutdown when the format is not supported. It also consumes more system speed compared to the others.
If you have already tried Jriver Media Center and looking for some other players which are liter you can try Foobar player and Jet Audio Player.
Foobar does not have many equilizer settings but still performs well and Jet Audio comes with many tweeks (like BBE) but a right configuration for your audio devices makes it powerful.
Thanks for reading and hope you have enjoyed… Please post your comments and suggestions…