For most people, the standard Music application available for iOS-running devices such as the iPhone or the iPod touch is more than enough since it has a significant number of features. However, you might want to know that there are several interesting alternatives to this, applications that can provide interesting methods of listening and organizing your music, while some of them also are capable of providing a better sound quality.
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For this reason, in this article we have gathered three examples of music players for the iOS that you might want to consider if the regular Music application is not the one you have been looking for.
The first one in our list is called SoundBest Player which is perhaps one of the best ones out there in terms of EQ customization. This application will set you back only $3 and it offers the usual EQ presets and also gives you the possibility to make a custom equalizer setting which will match your hearing. After you fire up the application for the first time, you will spend about two minutes for taking a hearing test which is basically just about the same test which an audiologist or an ENT would give you. The application is capable of finding your own “personal hearing curve” and based on this it is able to create a personalized EQ setting for compensating the differences between what’s normal and your hearing. This is quite an interesting approach as it corrects the sound output for matching your hearing deficiencies. Even though it does not make the music sound any better, it does indeed make it sound “right”. With this application you can make multiple presets for different listening devices and store them for later use. Another interesting application is SonicMax Pro which costs $5. This is a good app for tweaking your music and getting a better sound through the speaker docs and headphones. When you fire up the software you have the possibility to select what you are using for listening to the music: headphones, earbuds/speakers, a dock, external speakers, or even a custom device. In the Settings screen of the application you will be able to make several adjustments for enhancing the sound. If you are a big fan of bass, you should know that SonicMax Pro is great at enhancing bass. The app’s BBE Process can enhance high frequencies but if set too high it sounds tinny. Perhaps the most interesting option is called Sound Field which can be considered as a faux surround sound which can render the soundscape considerably more detailed.
You also might want to consider OnCue (priced at $3) which is an excellent tool for making and updating your permanent queue of music which will work just about the same way as iTunes DJ does. With OnCue you can make dynamic playlists and if you swipe you’ll find out what is next in the queue. Needless to say, you’re able to navigate in order to find songs or you can browse by song, genre, artist and album. This software can pick up the playlist that you synchronize with iTunes and within the application you’re able to save your own. In addition, you can develop smart queues which work just about the same way as the smart playlists. If you swipe a track you’ll find out details about that song, such as artist bios or lyrics.