New review in AppleInsider.ru

Обзор Audirvana Plus — плеер для тех, кто хочет максимума

The review is available here

Audirvana Plus 2.0 review by IT Enquirer

Great review from IT Enquirer : Crystal-clear & perfectly manageable: Audirvana Plus 2 music player

“Now, Audirvana Plus 2.0.1 has been released, and I am starting to see the light. Audirvana Plus 2 outperforms everything else”

“With regards to the music asset management, I’m a fan, a huge fan.”

“In contrast [to other player], Audirvana Plus 2.0.1 seems not to add anything to your music — just the sound as it was recorded.”

Audirvana Plus 2.0 is now released

It’s here!

The trial version is available to everyone, including for use on Macs that had already tried a 1.x version.

The major update to Audirvana Plus is coming!

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Audirvana Plus 2.0 is bringing a full featured library manager that will enable you to catalog all your music with easy to use user interface, and provide advanced metadata editing with even advanced tags like conductor, ensemble or period!

New license price will remain unchanged at $74 or €59.
Upgrade for 1.x owners will be at a low $39 or €31.
(Note that VAT may apply for purchases in European countries)
And the upgrade will be free for users who have purchased v1.5 since August 1st, 2014

Stay tuned for the 2.0 release in the very next few days!

More reviews

Among recent great reviews on Audirvana Plus:

  • Hifi & records (Ausgabe 3/2013): “Klanglich ist Audirvana derzeit wohl der Mac-Player mit der hôchsten Transpa- renz und der schônsten Feinzeichnung.”
  • Vous et Votre Mac (N°89, mai 2013): “il est difficile de prendre en défaut Audirvana Plus. Ses concurrents n’ont pas d’arguments plus percutants, alors qu’ils affichent un placement tarifaire plus élitiste. C’est donc un logiciel que je vous recommande chaudement.”
  • PC Advisor May 2013: “If you enjoy music from your computer, you owe it to your ears to hear how Audirvana Plus can nurture the hidden sound of your ripped collection.”
  • Positive Feedback (Issue 67, May/June 2013): “I’m settling on Audirvana Plus as my new standard. I can’t think of a higher compliment”
  • AudioHolics review (August 2013) : “On the Mac, the clear sound quality winner, to me, was Audirvana”
  • HighResMac 18.09.2013: “ist Audirvana Plus sicher einer der besten Player am Markt und mein persönlicher Favorit”

Audirvana Plus awarded 2012 Product of the Year Readers Choice by Computer Audiophile

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With more than 75% of the votes, Audirvana Plus has been awarded  “2012 Product of the Year Readers Choice” by the reference site for all that concerns attaining audiophile quality with the convenience of a computer.

Thanks to all the members of this terrific audiophile site, and special thanks its founder, Chris Connaker

New review: IT Enquirer

Another great review from IT Enquirer, giving a 10/10 to Audirvana Plus.

“The resulting sound was nothing short of breathtaking”

“the best sound characteristics I have heard in years, and certainly the best of what digital music players can offer”

The value of Direct Mode and further enhancements

Direct Mode has arrived with release 1.4, and this is marking a strong step forward in the quest for the ultimate sound quality, always with very strong stability (so much that I’ve got reports Audirvana Plus is now used in large live performances with thousands of spectators!)

This is now a long way since 1.0 was released, with the iTunes integration, the SACD ISO playbacks with cataloguing in iTunes (along with all numerous playable file formats), and now Direct Mode. 1.5 (still free upgrade) will bring AU/VST plugins support for applying filters including room correction, and multichannel.

This is why its price for all new customers (the 1.x upcoming upgrades will remain free for current customers) is adjusted to be on par with the new standard set by Audirvana Plus in sound quality on the Mac platform. It is still at a very competitive position compared to competition, set at 59€ or 74$

And as we are entering the Holiday Season, there is a strong discount until January 5th, that makes Audirvana Plus price stay at 39€ or 49$ for any new orders.

Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!

New Reviews

Audirvana Plus has been reviewed in the September editions of The Absolute Sound (USA) and Hi-fi+ (UK)

A great review on The Audiophile World on the Direct Mode beta that “provides a true Reference Audio Standard level of listening pleasure”

And on AudioStream on the 1.3.9.9 that “sets the bar for OSX music playback software”

Great 6moons review!

Audirvana got a good review in 6moons by Frederic Beudot.

It comes first in a comparative review of the audiophile players for OS X:

“(…) Audirvana deliver excellent musical performance with great ease and flow and minimal digital glare.”

“For now then my nod for playback software goes to Audirvana”

“Where the software truly separates itself in my mind is its stability and complete absence of glitches. I still have to see the computer or iTunes freeze up when Audirvana runs.”

“Considering that the difference in price is more or less equal to a single high-resolution download, I won’t hesitate for a second to recommend that you skip over D. and B. and head straight for Audirvana.”

 The full review is available here.

Update: A follow-up review has been posted on 6Moons, with a review of the new Direct Mode by the publisher (Srajan Ebaen): 

“Based on my own experiments, I’ll loudly join Frederic in naming Audirvana the as yet best-sounding Mac-centric music player I’ve tried. Except that in direct mode it’s even better than he’s already called it!”