What are the best music software?

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    #1Resonic

    Resonic
    Resonic is an ultra-fast audio player and sample browser, built around a big waveform view. It is extremely handy for wading through large numbers of music and sound files and is unmatched in browsing large sample or music collections fast. Every important part of Resonic is optimized for performance and usability.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Ana María Leal
    Written on August 8, 2017
    "The Resonic audio player is awesome. It has all the basic features of your typical audio player but also includes more advanced features of the waveform. I like being able to not only listen to my music, but see it as well."
  2. 18

    #2Clementine

    Clementine
    Clementine is a modern music player and library organiser. Clementine is a port of Amarok 1.4, with some features rewritten to take advantage of Qt4.
    Software

    Windows, Android, Mac

    Free

    Hannah Delgado
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Clementine is a wonderful replacement to Windows music library and organizer. It doesn't come with a lot of bells and whistles, but it allows you to step out of the Windows experience and into something a little more open source. It's a lot like a mix between what you get from Windows with the iTunes interface. Could use some work in the interface to make it more original and better integrated, but overall, it's a solid replacement. "
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    #3MusicBee

    MusicBee

    MusicBee is considered one of the best music player/manager for Windows. This software lets users manage, find, and play music files stored on their computer.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Tejas Dasgupta
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "It's pretty good for what it does; it's a fancy music player. That said, outside of some extra skins and more bands on the EQ, I don't really see how it beats most standard media players. It does allow you to sync different devices, which is a nice idea, but I really don't need the extra "features" this comes with on my Android players. Not good, but not bad either, call it fairly in the middle."
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    #4VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays a wide range of media formats such as mkv, mp4, and flv among others. It supports the playback of discs, devices, and network streaming protocols. 

    Software

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free

    Wayne Walters
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Free open source music platforms are hard to come by. VLC is a great product with all the functionality you need. Worth a try"
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    #5mpv

    mpv

    mpv is an open source, cross-platform media player for Mac computers. This software features GPU video decoding and on-screen controller triggered by mouse movement. mpv can also be embedded into other applications.

    Software

    Mac, Windows

    Free

    Terry Curtis
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "This is a really legit media player. Definitely worth trying out. The bugs have largely been worked out of it, and it has a few innovative features that are unique. "
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    #6MediaMonkey

    MediaMonkey

    MediaMonkey is a music player that can sync your audio files to your device. It's a good choice if you got a large and rich music library. It has free and gold versions.

    Software

    Windows, Android

    Free

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    #7AIMP

    AIMP
    AIMP is an audio player only, created by Russian main programmer Artem Izmaylov and a staff of collaborators from Russia. It's freeware and it's available for Windows XP SP3 and newer. There is also a build for Android 4.x and newer.
    Software

    Windows, Android

    Free

    Juan Tucker
    Written on January 10, 2017
    "A perfectly usable music player. There are 1000s available and this one feels like many of them. It's a bit reminiscent of the old WinAmp player. It does a perfectly adequate job."
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    #8Song Director

    Song Director
    Song Director is software that easily organizes all your music and audio files on your computer and finds, edits and plays them in one place for free.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Harold Carroll
    Written on March 25, 2017
    "So I was looking for the best music software I could find and I found Song Director, it has solved my issue and now I can organize all my music and audio files on my computer, I love them. I can now play them all in one place for free."
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    #9Elmedia Player

    Elmedia Player
    Elmedia Player is a free media player that supports a wide range of common and not so common audio & video formats, including FLV, SWF, WMV, AVI, MOV, MP4, MP3, DAT, FLAC, M4V, MPG, MKV and more. 
    Software

    Mac

    $9.99

    Kelly Cunningham
    Written on January 10, 2018
    "Works very well have run into no issues."
  7. 4

    #10Audirvana Plus

    Audirvana Plus
    Audirvana Plus is the audiophile software which brings your Mac to the ultimate level in sound quality, making it your best transport.
    Software

    Mac

    $74- Varies by plan. Free trial available.

    Guillermina Montoya
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I was really looking for some good music software for my Mac, and boy did this do the job. I recommend this for the real audiophiles out there."
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    #11foobar2000

    foobar2000

    foobar2000 is a freeware audio player that supports MP3, MP4, AAC, AC, and more. It has a friendly user interface layout, and it also supports full ripping CDs.

    Software

    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free

    Robert Gordon
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "The solution for this category is a poor one. According to the site that software is on hold during the beta due to a low user count. This product is currently unavailable and should not be placed any best of group. "
  9. 4

    #12iTunes

    iTunes

    iTunes by Apple Inc. is a media player and a library, as well as an internet radio broadcaster, file manager, and a store where users can browse and buy different types of apps and entertainment products like movies and songs.

    Websites

    Free

    John Burke
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "I loathe iTunes. Yes, I've got it on my phone. I'd ditch it in a heartbeat, if I could. The DRM and draconian hooks into every aspect of my system just makes me wince. Every time I open it, I cringe and a part of me dies a little inside. But, then, I play a Rihanna track, and the world's sort of ok again."
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    #13Syncios iOS Manager

    Syncios iOS Manager
    Syncios Manager is a powerful iTunes alternative and iOS manager It can help you backup and restore your iOS devices. It enables you to transfer data between your PC and iPad/iPhone/iPod without using iTunes, making iPhone ringtones and more.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Jane Scott
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Syncios iOS Manager is one of the best iTunes alternatives there is. It can backup and restore your iOS in no time and you can transfer also."

Summary

Best What are the best music software
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ResonicSoftware 18 Free
2ClementineSoftware 18 Free
3MusicBeeSoftware 15 Free
4VLC Media PlayerSoftware 14 Free
5mpvSoftware 12 Free
6MediaMonkeySoftware 9 Free
7AIMPSoftware 9 Free
8Song DirectorSoftware 6 Free
9Elmedia PlayerSoftware 5 Paid
10Audirvana PlusSoftware 4 Paid
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