Today I downloaded "Golden Ear" which is a hi-Rez Player app for the iPad and iPhone. I have played 44/16 tracks via iTunes before (ok, using "Music" since iOS5) but this allows higher rez stuff and have just been listening to 96k/24bit files on the iPad. Now, storage limitations aside, it's great to be able to do that. Certainly what I compared which was the hi-Rez files vs the native iTunes AAC files, was chalk and cheese. Not sure how far in terms of rez, the new native "Music" app can go. Clearly the iPad "DAC" and analog output stage is never going to be state of the art, but it's not that bad.
I do a bit of air travel with work and enjoy high quality music on board, but with a growing iTunes library that is at least 44/16, its impossible to sync at the native resolution as I run out of space even at 64gig. Golden Ear enables most hi-Rez file types to be synced via the Apps function on iTunes. It should be therefore possible to sync three or four albums at hi-rez and enjoy them that way.
Anyone else have any experience with this app?
Edited by mjs, 30 April 2012 - 09:08 PM.