Software: Pine Player

If you want to go for high quality data music on a Mac, use the Pine player which is available for free on the app store.

It allows to play existing digital audio forms such as MP3, FLAC, APE, AAC, M4A, WAV, AIFF, OGG, WMA, DSD etc. and it also has a strong playing capability for listening to CUE files in the most convenient way.

Especially FLAC and DSD are iteresting for the best possible output on a DAC/AMP combo for headphones.

Example hires files are to be found at 2L.no so you can check them with the Pine player on a Mac with external DAC.

Testrun for workplace environment: Grace m9XX

Tested the Grace m9XX this week – just wow.

I used it with the superb beyerdynamic DT 1770 PRO, successor of the famous 770 PRO and plug it into the Grace m9XX.

The Grace m9XX is connected via USB to my Mac, running Spotify with High Quality Streaming activated.

Sadly, the Massdrop x Grace Design m9XX is only build in small ‘drops’ so I’m waiting for the next one to get this great little device.