Audirvana Plus 3 - Released

Discussion in 'Computer Audiophile: Software, Configs, Tools' started by Torq, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. kirayamato

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    hearing people say it sounds better than the stock tidal app seems snake oil to me but am not sure

    @Torq in what ways does audirvana sonically make tidal sound better can you elaborate? thanks
     
  2. monacelli

    monacelli Wow, I made it this far without being a friend?

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    Torq hasn't been around in a little while, so I'm not sure you'll get a response from him. This is probably one of those situations where you just need to try it and make a determination for yourself. Maybe you'll find that the difference is meaningful, maybe you won't. The good thing is that it wouldn't cost you anything to find out. The Audirvana+ trial is completely free. For me, it would be worth the price even if it didn't sound better than the Tidal app because of its other features, e.g., integration of local library content.
     
  3. aamefford

    aamefford Nothing like chamberpot coffee

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    I did back to back, totally unscientific sighted tests of Amarra 4 lux, A+ current as of early April and Tidal. On streamed Tidal music, I found A+ and Amarra to sound a bit better. Was it close enough to be expectation bias? Probably, but it was enough better to my ears regardless, that I’d pay for it.

    I also found Amarra to sound very (very) slightly better than A+. Totally within the bounds of expectation bias. Close enough that I’d be happier with A+ just for the usability.

    I’m currently participating in Amarra’s beta. I’ve tried a couple of iterations. They may be a bit more stable, but the remote app is still nfg.
     
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