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Golden Ear

By Chaoji Li

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✧ All in one lossless music player: FLAC+APE+WAV+WavPack+AIFF+ALAC
✧ Designed for audiophiles

Golden Ear is a lossless music player. It supports all common lossless audio formats, including FLAC, APE, WAV, WavPack,AIFF, ALAC. It also recognizes accompanying CUE files, and lists individual tracks so you can pick up your favorite one very easily. You just need to make sure CUE file shares same file name with the music file. Similarly, to display the cover art, you just provide the image file with same name. Golden Ear recognizes embedded cover art and CUESHEET comment tag inside flac files.

Music files can be grouped either by artists or by albums. You can also show all files in one single playlist, or only files in a chosen folder.

Golden Ear provides a straight forward control interface. You can use three playback modes: 1) Continuing in order; 2) Shuffle; 3) Loop one track/song.

Just put your collection onto your device via iTunes file sharing, then you can start listening to high quality audio everywhere you go.

Feature List

✓ Support up to 24bit/96KHz lossless audio.
✓ Support AirPlay.
✓ Support "Open In..".
✓ Support FTP file transfer.
✓ CUE file supported. Same name as audio file. Recommended: UTF8 Encoding.
✓ LRC file supported. Same name as audio file. Recommended: UTF8 Encoding.
✓ Create/Rename/Delete folders right on device
✓ Move/Rename/Delete files right on device
✓ Album cover art(*.jpg,*.png, …). Same name as audio file or use the form "Album Title.jpg".
✓ Sleep timer.
✓ Rich set of playlist themes

- iPad/iPhone4/iPod Touch 4g or later. Earlier models may not be smooth in playing.
- Please use high quality earphone

What's New in Version 2.9.2

VoiceOver: tell the percentage of progress bar


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Customer Reviews


This is the only audiophile app I've tried that is worth having on the ipad. The interface is simple, fairly attractive, and makes managing files easy. Files can be transferred either wirelessly or through iTunes with a usb cable; transferring wirelessly is preferred as it will allow you to keep folders and the whole file structure intact. Doesn't have a huge number of extra features that you will never use, and it does what it advertises to do---play music--- exceptionally well unlike many of the feature rich apps. There is no equalizer, but who cares?

I've used a few other "audiophile" apps, and I like Goldenear the most. Flac player is nice, but is only able to play FLAC, which makes it unusable for me. Caprico has the worst interface I've ever seen, is prone to crashing, and the volume does not get loud enough. Tuneshell is made for the iPhone and not the iPad. Equalizer pro is no longer in development.

Caprico does handle album art better but that is a minor point.


It's really interesting to know about EQ on a Golden Ear app in future updates!

Golden Ear
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $7.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: Jan 28, 2014
  • Version: 2.9.2
  • Size: 7.0 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, French, Italian, Russian
  • Seller: Chaoji Li

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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