Decibel 1.3

This app lets you play music files on your Mac computer.

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Decibel is a program for Mac computers that provides you with an alternative to iTunes music playback. Supporting a wider variety of audio formats, this application enables you to play files with extensions like OGG Vorbis, WavPack or FLAC and easily create playlists containing your favorite tracks.

You can import music from your iTunes library or select tracks from your local folders and play them with flawless transitions between songs. Decibel lets you export song lists to M3U file format, scramble playlists, enable Shuffle and Repeat options, and much more.

Furthermore, the program gives you access to an integrated audio equalizer, a sound volume adjuster, and a built-in search tool. You can also install any of the lists add-ons available within its Plug-ins panel (Preferences menu) to enable Growl notifications for Decibel or control the music being played with the app with your Apple remote.

Another advantage of working with this application is the fact that you don't have to deal with DRM issues when it comes to importing tracks or exporting playlists (an issue when using the iTunes app).

To conclude, Decibel is a simple yet effective music player for Mac. This program offers an intuitive interface, works with a wide range of audio formats, and comes with a fair price.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary


  • Intuitive interface
  • Works with various audio formats
  • Playback with flawless transitions between tracks
  • Lets you export playlists


  • Couldn't find any disadvantages
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