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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 very simple 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 CUESHEET comment tag inside flac files.

Feature List

✓ Support up to 24bit/96KHz lossless audio.
✓ CUE file supported. Same name as audio file. Recommended: UTF8 Encoding.

Note: music files outside of Music folder won't be saved in the playlist.

What's New in Version 1.1

Fix bugs


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Customer Reviews

it’s a start. bare bones player.

iOS version has worked well for me. wanted to support the Mac OS version, but this version is ultra bare bones… works, but doesn’t have functional equivalent to current iOS version. right now it’s less interesting than VLC as a FLAC player, if you can believe that. hopefully basic library, artist, and que views like the iOS app will be added shortly. if this app resists the bloat and just keeps it simple and hi-quality, i’d be a happy customer.

Do what advertised

Trying to find a player to play my collections of APE and FLAC on the new Mac book air. Found this on the app store.

A little bit better than MplayerX, can recognize the cue of Flac sometimes, but often stop/delay if I play from NAS, not sure if it’s problem of the player. But MplayerX does not stop.

Can not recognize the Cue if open from NAS folders, will try local folders again.

Golden Ear
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 0.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later

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