▶ To most of us, Music is Life. There are thousands of audio players in the market. But do you know the best Windows music players?
▶ Well, I took this challenge of identifying 5 best music players for Windows and present them to you.
▶ I spent more than a week testing various audio players before I zeroed in on these 5 best music players.
▶ The test was done considering various parameters like sound quality, simplicity of the player, ease of use, customization and more.
▶ So, which are those 5 music players? Take a look..
Also See: Google Music is here!!!
The Challenge to find the Best Windows Music Players
Music is the universal language of mankind.
Music’s the medicine of the mind.
Music is the poetry of the air.
And what not, there are thousands of quotes about music.
Well, this post is dedicated to all you music lovers out there.
I know you already have a music player on your computer. Of course, that is the first thing to download when you get your PC home.
And yes, Microsoft Windows comes with a default music player called Windows Media Player, but that is very basic and lacks a lot of features.
So, I decided to test a few music players and come out with the best of them.
I hope this will further make your world of music better and more wonderful.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s check out the best Windows music players that are available today.
5 Best Windows Music Players
I had to spend more than a week to thoroughly test these music players for Windows.
To carry out this test, I had to check the music player on various parameters like the sound quality & clarity, simplicity, ease of use, equalizers, ability to organize playlist, search playlist, sync with mobile phones and further give loads of customization options.
After testing loads of Windows music players, here is the list:
At number 5 of our best Windows music player is Winamp.
Winamp is a free multimedia player from NullSoft. It can play most of the audio and video formats available on the Internet today.
The user interface is simple and you will find it easy to handle this music player.
What makes Winamp very interesting is the customization features available. It has thousands of skins and plugins that can be downloaded to make Winamp look the way you want.
The equalizer present in it can further enhance your listening experience. It can also stream audios and videos live from different parts of the world.
Winamp has an extremely customizable media library that allows you to rip and burn your favorite music CDs.
The new Winamp for Android now comes with a wireless desktop sync too.
At number 4 of our best Windows music player is Aimp.
Not many of you would have heard about this music player.
In fact, Aimp is not a name, it’s an abbreviation that stands for Artem Izmaylov Media Player. Artem Izmaylov was the developer of this music player but now a development team has taken over it.
Aimp is a free audio player that gives you crystal-clear sound by making use of advanced audio engineering. The user interface is sleek and feels uplifting. The player is compact and is beautifully designed with loads of features.
Aimp has a 16-band graphic equalizer with many presets. Using this, you can tweak the sound the way you want it.
AIMP allows you to organize your MP3 files in a library and also edit tags if needed. It can play all popular sound and playlist formats.
This cool music player can also stream online radio stations. Most impressively, it can record online radio like old age tape recorders. This music player uses minimum resources and thus is very light on your PC.
At number 3 of our best Windows music player is MediaMonkey.
The name sounds pretty funny but MediaMonkey is a software for people who are serious about music.
MediaMonkey is a comprehensive music management tool as it allows you to neatly organize your music, tag, burn and play them.
The tagging feature of this music player makes it easier to navigate and locate your music collection by categories like artist, genre or rating.
Converting between different file formats is made easy in MediaMonkey. Depending on the quality and size of the song, you can convert the tracks to the format of your choice.
This music player cum management tool can also analyze and adjust the volume of tracks to optimum levels.
MediaMonkey can automatically lookup and tag Album Art and other metadata in case they are missing.
The Party Mode in MediaMonkey prevents any modifications to your music files while the Sleep mode allows you to configure the time to play the songs, shut down player and more.
You may need some time to get adjusted to the user interface. But that will be fine with time.
If you want to make your own mix CDs, you’ll be happy to know that MediaMonkey allows you to do that. The Auto-DJ mode can well mix the tracks for you.
At number 2 of our best Windows music player is SongBird.
If Firefox and iTunes ever got married, then their baby could very well be this music player called Songbird. Yes, SongBird has its roots from the popular web browser Firefox while its looks are similar to that of iTunes.
SongBird is a cross-platform music player and organizer with which you can manage, play and even discover music.
It is absolutely free, simple & extremely customizable, all thanks to a wide variety of plug-ins that are available.
The user interface is eye-catching and natural. As I said earlier, the look and feel of the music player is very similar to iTunes, hence, you will have absolutely no problems with dealing with this software.
The number 2 spot to SongBird in our search for the best Windows music player is primarily because of its simplicity.
The left sidebar provides quick links to your music library, bookmarks, downloads and several music discovery Web sites to get you started.
Songbird has the ability to automatically import music files from a selected folder and further monitor the folder for future addition of songs.
It also includes album art and a simple equalizer enough to cater to one’s needs.
One special mention about SongBird is its ability to preview songs before downloading. Whenever you open a website from where you can download songs, Songbird will open a new window at the bottom of the screen from where you can play the song online before downloading.
At number 1 of our best Windows music player is foobar2000, an undisputed king of audio players.
foobar2000 is perhaps one of the most customizable and flexible music player I came across while searching for the best Windows music players. It is free, minimalist, advanced and plays just about anything you throw at it.
I was very much pleased with its crisp sound quality.
foobar2000 supports more than a dozen file formats like MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, FLAC, Musepack, Speex, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Vorbis, Opus , AU, SND and many more.
foobar2000 is amazingly fast and is exceptionally light on system resources. You simply won’t notice it’s running.
Don’t be disguised by the simple user interface of foobar2000, it hides a bunch of interesting features under its hood which you can explore with time.
The built-in equalizer allows you to adjust the sound according to your taste for a better audio experience.
Worth mentioning features of foobar2000 include Gapless playback, ReplayGain, Unicode support, and customizable keyboard shortcuts for playback controls.
You can rip Audio CDs as well as convert between different audio formats.
All this makes it the perfect choice as your default player.
Foobar2000 looks simple at the outset, but it evolves into something special once you discover it.
Music is what life sounds like. Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
The abundance of audio players available in the market can make it difficult for you to decide the best one.
However, I have eased your job by thoroughly testing and coming up with the best Windows music players.
Now download the one of your choice and have a great listening experience.
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley