I have a love-hate thing with the iTunes music player. It works well, it’s easy to use and seems to generally do what I want it to do. On the other hand, it’s bloated with features I don’t need, does a lousy job of handling things like album artwork and, if you listen closely, doesn’t sound that good.
It’s true. If you have bat ears like I seem to possess, the iTunes players only sounds good enough. I feel more than hear that something isn’t quite right.
If you feel the same way, there’s a plugin for Macs (no Windows yet) called BitPerfect. Using something called “upsampling,” it somehow invisibly works within iTunes to improve the sound of whatever files you choose to play. I don’t understand how it works, but based on this recommendation, I spent the five bucks on the app and it seems to have been worth it.
If you feel like gambling on something like this, give it a shot. I’m interetsed in your evaluation.