SonicMax Pro: underwhelmed Review

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I was really excited to try this out when I heard it was available and I'm not really all that impressed. I've been using Equalizer for quite a while, and more recently EQu in which both apps are amazing at tweaking music to your liking. Using my IEM's with this app I'm pretty underwhelmed at the sound and I feel kind of ripped off at $5. Plus all of the other letdowns such as: no gapless; tiny, round cover art; auto-plays music when selecting an artist/album/track instead of allowing you to browse; no queueing system; no albums listed under artist; and one out of five tracks has a read error - all really ruin this app for me. Granted these can all be added with software updates and I will update as they come out but as it is this app is pretty much useless to me when there are IMO better alternatives. And I think the reviewer who mentioned that when you turn off the enhancements it sounds worse than the stock sound is on to something. A couple things I'm impressed with though are the GUI is really nice and the app is very stable.
Machiventa on Dec 13, 2011 for SonicMax Pro
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Good but fatigues
Improves sounds quality for lower grade earbuds or dock but as with the plugin, overdo it and it gets difficult to listen to after a while. Great improvement for my car system (infiniti factory Bose) but glitchy when controlled through the stereo (plugged/not headphone out).
Eduardo Ramos on Dec 12, 2011 for SonicMax Pro
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Highly Impressed
After using BBE equipment in the studio for decades, I had my little doubts this app could reproduce the sounds I've been accustomed to, with their outboard gear. After a few bars of audiophile music tracks, I'm sold. Plus the ability to pick earbuds, headphones, speakers, etc as an output, is an unexpected pleasure.
Rolleijoe on Dec 9, 2011 for SonicMax Pro
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I wish I would have bought this before the mytunes app, this has worked perfectly, the sound is just a tad lesser Than the SRS app but still good enough, and no skipping at all
Darkprinceofjazz on Dec 8, 2011 for SonicMax Pro
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I've always complained about how iPods distort at max volume. This app fixes everything and adds a whole new depth to your music. It makes low bitrate music sound good and high bitrate music sound like the cd. The library navigation built in could be better but it's acceptable. Also no gapless playback. If you are an audiophile this app is for you.
Stuart Harger on Dec 8, 2011 for SonicMax Pro
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This app. blows away any other eq. app for the Ipod Touch. It does not distort the sound providing several ways to customize the sound in a way that sounds natural. An smooth tube like sound. I used to have a BBE hardware device about 15 years ago and this app. provides the same wonderful experience. It restores the the harmonics lost in the recording/compression. The only drawback is the lack of gapless playback. However, it is fixable with a software update. I hope that BBE is aware of this.
Arawana on Dec 4, 2011 for SonicMax Pro
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