Some say, Foobar + Noise Sharpener produce amazing audio output (read: for non-purist) which I personally will not argue. Only if you can live with Foobar ugly GUI for today standard. Some just happy with Windows Media Player or any player that can play their music collection. Some still use one of the oldest MP3 player which is Winamp.
Recently due to nostalgic reason, I download and install Winamp 5. What can I say is Winamp produce an OKish audio output out of the box but the overall package is hard to beat. The choice of plug-in practically unlimited. Tonight, while browsing winamp plug-in page, I stumble upon AudioProc 1.8. This DSP got 5 star from Winamp community which indirectly encourage me to try it.
I am really surprise with AudioProc 1.8 capability. I use ‘Enhance’ preset and my pair of ears thanks me 99999 times already. Seriously, if you are a Winamp user or wiling to use Winamp as your audio player, you should give this plug-in a shot. 99% of the chance, it will blow you out 😀
It is hard to describe how well this plug-in enhance my thousands of MP3 collection listening experience. But suffice to say, this nifty plug-in made me spend USD40 and never regret even for 1 second. For the record, I rarely take out my credit card and do online purchase due to bad currency exchange (1USD = RM3.50 where fresh graduate engineer roughly made RM2000 a month). Furthermore, 40 US Dollar is quite expensive for Malaysian average worker (including me heh). But…what the hell…at least it is cheaper than a set of high end hardware amp and DSP 🙂
PS : Is it better than Foobar + Noise Sharpener?. Well, my personal answer is HELL YEAH! Don’t take my word. Let your ears be the judge 🙂