Vox, previously known as ToolPlayer is a minimal music player for Max OS X, which can play music on the go without having to go through the hassle of transferring media to iTunes and then syncing the device. It surely is easy to use and supports all the basic functionalities one might expect from a media player. If you are a Mac OS user and have become fed up of all the bloated music players, Vox might come as a fresh start for you.
The biggest advantage of this player is the number of file types it supports, including MP3, AIFF, OGG, MOD, AAC, Apple Lossless, Musepack and many more. On the top it are some exciting audio effects and plugins like Equalizer, Echo and Reverb etc. This mean that Vox supports more music file formats than iTunes and can be called a lightweight replacement for the latter.
Vox also supports detecting songs from a single album and placing them together based on user selection. Because of its simple build and intelligent memory utilization, Vox is a simple yet powerful player for a casual music player. The customization capabilities are also a highlight of this application, which allows altering output setting to a great extent. A user can change presets to device settings to audio engine. This might sound technical for a layman but can be experimented upon with an option to reset the settings to default. Vox has a built in radio app, which clubs together stations all over the globe categorized by countries and genre. Another unique feature is the ability to play YouTube videos by pasting their link into Vox Player’s app.
Vox comes as a freeware music player as a light replacement for iTunes and for people interested in occasional listening to music. Although Vox lacks advanced functionalities and detailed preferences, it still beats major music players by its intuitiveness and range of options one can still use. The support of various file formats acts as a catalyst for Vox to be rated as top music players for Mac.