I have made a list of audio players to be used under OS Xa while ago, but now I have changed my listening environment somewhat from a full Windows desktop box to a Windows running on Mac mini to suppress various noises and since version updates have been made to several of those players, I figured it's time to give another simple comparison. My environment consists of,
I made sure that all player settings are supposed to keep the sample rate and bits of the source file for output without any conversions and the source file is located on the machine's file system locally.
As usual, this sounds just great overall. Doesn't feel thin or too thick and feels satisfying.
This has the least intrusive interface as an iTunes addon, which only resides on the upper task bar as an icon. It adjusts sample rate, bit depth adjustment according to the song being played. It certainly brings more clarity to the audio, but in my humble opinion, it somewhat unbalances the entire audio as a whole.