Whats the Latest awesome Music software?

mantismantis Posts: 15,334
Hello all,
I have not been keeping up with High rez music. I was wondering what the top software everyone is using to day is? Is it still J River? Or Pure Music?
Dan
My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,798
    awesome s/w requires awsome music.
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,334
    I downloaded Audirvana Plus. I'm gonna try that out
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • EmlynEmlyn Posts: 2,341
    Roon is supposed to be top notch, but expensive. I don't use it because of the price and am happy with JRiver which keeps getting updates.
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    2. JM Labs Electra 920.1; Parasound JC2 Preamp; Sonic Frontiers Power 2 amp; Sony HAP-Z1ES; Oppo 105D; Music Hall MMF7 and Acoustech phono pre; PS Audio P1000; MIT S1 Cables
    3. Polk LSiM703; Pioneer Elite SC97 receiver; Oppo 203; Squeezebox Touch; MIT S3 cables
  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,885
    +1 on Jriver here unless you go with a streamer like the Microrendu or Aries. They work nice, sound better then a laptop and just run off a nas.
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,217
    Now that my Min/DAC has its own app to control I not using my PC for music much unless I messing around in the computer room. but when I do use my PC I still pefer JRiver also.
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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,951
    mantis wrote: »
    I downloaded Audirvana Plus. I'm gonna try that out

    How's that working out for you? Pros/Cons?

    TIA

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  • mantismantis Posts: 15,334
    I tried it for a week and Prefer J River.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,590
    Roon is awesome...
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  • GlennDogGlennDog Posts: 1,951
    mantis wrote: »
    I tried it for a week and Prefer J River.
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    Roon is awesome...

    Thanks, gents!
    Power Rogue M180 monos & Adcom GFA 5802
    PS Audio PerfectWave Power Plant 10
    Rears Salk SuperCharged Surrounds
    Source PSA PWT into NSD Supremo
    Pre/Pro Integra DHC 40.1
    LCD Samsung LN46B750
    Mains Salk HT2-TL
    Center Salk HT2C
    Pre Cary SLP-05
    Wires WW & MIT
  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,988
    Just started with Roon over the last few weeks and so far it has been my go-to. Love that it makes everything (local, network music and streaming services) look like one big library.
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  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,230
    Roon is Great! I started with it about a month ago. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to set-up and instantly arrange and sync all my music library. I also like how it automatically makes Flac the preferred version over MP3 (which I only use for the phone and boat). Direct ethernet connection to the DAC is also a big improvement in SQ.
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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,590
    edited November 2018
    Yes for me the big thing about roon is that it integrates my flac library with tidal seamlessly. Second big thing is the radio function which draws on your library and will play similar artists to the album you just played: this often plays things inhavevlon forgotten about, since it draws on anything you’ve liked in tidal. Last, I like that it decodes MQA. I know whether that’s an advantage is controversial, but I like having it as an option. And all the little things, like artist profiles, album rating and reviews, similar artists, is all icing on the cake for me.

    At $10 a month I do think it’s expensive, and if jriver would integrate tidal and roon I would give it a try. The one thing that bugs me is that I can’t use it on more than one computer. I have one tidal license, and I can’t listen to tidal on more than one device at a time, but I can have the software downloaded on as many devices as a want and just use one at a time. Why not roon???
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Excite x18; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,893
    Roon is the way to go. I still prefer software optimized for a particular product but roon was a requirement as I searched for new streaming devices. The interface is second to none, but I still prefer the sound of manufacturer created software for the most part.
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