Audio players

There are some alternatives for iTunes / Apple Music.

The information below is as supplied by the manufacturers website.

Amarra $ 695.00 USD

Amarra is the audiophile solution for high resolution playback. Amarra works alongside iTunes, or independently, ensuring the best sound possible from your computer.

Audirvana $74

Audirvana is a audiophile player for Mac OSX.

BitPerfect USD 5.49

BitPerfect is a simple, easy to use, audiophile grade music player that works with iTunes to deliver the highest possible sound quality.

BitPerfect is for sale in the Mac App Store


A cross-platform music player, works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Audio engine: Gstreamer




Doppler US$ 30


Enqueue $10

Playlist based interface.

Enqueue supports tagging and playback for many formats including mp3, mp4, aac, ogg, flac, wav, aiff, musepack and more.


Fidelia $ 19.99 (base) + 49.99 (advanced) USD

Elegant design

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Maxium formats




Windows veteran Foobar has come to OSX.
Of course it is freeware.


Fluke is a small utility for Mac OS that lets you play FLAC files right within iTunes.




Instead of switching manually, you can automate the process if you run the Apple Music app. LosslessSwitcher tracks the log of the app. If it detects a different sample rate, it will change the audio midi settings accordingly.


Max is an application for creating high-quality audio files in various formats, from compact discs or files.

If you would like to convert your audio from one format to another, Max can read and write audio files in over 20 compressed and uncompressed formats at almost all sample rates and and in most sample sizes. For many popular formats the artist and album metadata is transferred seamlessly between the old and new files. Max can even split a single audio file into multiple tracks using a cue sheet.



Pure music $129,00 USD

Swinsian $ 19.95

A simple OS X music manager


XLD (X Lossless Decoder) is a tool for Mac OS X that is able to decode/convert/play various 'lossless' audio files. The supported audio files can be split into some tracks with cue sheet when decoding. It works on Mac OS X 10.4 and later.

One of the few rippers on OSX supporting AccurateRip.

Settings are discussed here


Mac OS X Music Players - alternatives to iTunes - Currawong