AIMP


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 64 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.55 Build 1355
File Size:
7.41MB
Date Added:
July 14, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
157,422
Downloads Last Week:
688
Product ranking:
#12 in Media Players
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

AIMP provides all the basic tools you'd expect from a media player. However, it evolves into something special once you discover its special features. It supports more than 20 audio formats and 32-bit digital audio, and it converts between various formats, too. You can also customize it with Winamp add-ons.

The program's interface felt instantly comforting. Its professional design is sleek, and all its command buttons are simple to navigate. We never felt confused or lost enough to require a visit to the Help file. The program's functionality isn't anything special because it simply lets you upload MP3s and play CDs using its standard controls. We had no problems doing either, and we were pleased with its crisp sound quality. However, this program came into its own with its lush variety of features. Its 16-band graphic equalizer was nice, but we only noticed a difference in sound when we used the presets. It also offered an Auto Shutdown feature where we could customize the time limit and action for shutting the program down. Most impressively, there was a feature for recording online radio, just like holding a tape deck up to the stereo in the old days. With all its pieces adding up to a superior product, we enjoyed every minute of using this program.

AIMP is freeware. It comes as a compressed file and leaves folders upon uninstalling. While its functionality is pretty standard, its features impressed us, and we recommend this program.

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    4.6

    out of 64 votes

    • 5 star: 48
    • 4 star: 10
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5 stars

    "as a winamp lover, i am impressed, or probably in love"

    March 31, 2014   |   By baddy_3-

    Version: AIMP 3.55 Build 1324

    Pros

    - great sound. also very customizable with full blown dsp manager built-in.

    - lovely skins available at aimp.ru and deviantart. arguably the best skins among all media players combined. file-icon themes also available.

    - handy utilities - converter, library, tag-editor

    - full windows 7 integration and useful 'mini player' mode.

    - stable and light, cpu hardly ever spikes beyond 1% (wut!), memory stays between 5-10 mb marks.

    Cons

    - utilities don't inherit settings from main player. you have to open 'preferences' window in each of them and configure.

    - 'preferences' section is a bit hectic. this player behaves a bit differently so winamp immigrants may find that irritating. but have patience for first few minutes, go through all the settings and you are good to go. it is worth it.

    - built-in 'anticlipping' needs some more work. sometimes it supresses the fun part of the sound fluctuation for the sake of safety. dubstep ends up sounding more horrible than it already is. works fine otherwise.

    Summary

    enough of winamp comparison. aimp has a lot to set it apart from rest of the bunch. i have used aimp2 in past , aimp3 is miles ahead in terms of performance and refinement. if you need something fresh as your primary audio player, this one is a keeper. and no, there is no 'pro' version to pay for ;)

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  • 5 stars

    "What a totally SUPERB audio player."

    March 25, 2014   |   By GCG1000

    Version: AIMP 3.55 Build 1324

    Pros

    1. Nice GUI.
    2. Totally perfect sound reproduction.
    3. Nice clean installation.
    4. Works PERFECTLY with Win 8.1!
    5. Great HELP available.
    6. I feed AIMP simultaneously through Lepai & Logitech sound systems and the results are el-perfecto!

    Cons

    None at this time.

    Summary

    You must pay careful attention to the support and HELP resources AIMP offers. Do that and you'll probably love it. AIMP os teally cool and it's FREE, so support them. BTW, with AIMP, iTunes becomes doubtful for the audiophile! Truly, AIMP is great sound re-pro and listening. GET IT AND SUPPORT THEIR SITE!

    Updated on Apr 18, 2014

    Well, in Russian AIMP is totally SUPERB! It begs the question WHY would want iTunes? I hope they have a site where audiophiles like me can make a donation for such superb audio software. It's free and really worth a serious try!

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent, User-friendly , Customizable,!!!!!!!!!"

    March 13, 2014   |   By shaheen916

    Version: AIMP 3.55 Build 1324

    Pros

    Multi tab playlist, custom skins. Autu start playback when we open the player. Small procees of RAM. Big Album Art. DSP Manager. Hot keys.

    Cons

    Nothing big.

    Summary

    Better than Winamp. Just try once.

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  • 5 stars

    "THE AWESOMEST AUDIO PLAYER OUT THERE"

    January 26, 2014   |   By team_cenation

    Version: AIMP 3.55 Build 1324

    Pros

    A FULLY FEATURED AUDIO PLAYER

    Cons

    nothing found

    Summary

    i have become a fond of this audio player

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  • 2 stars

    "Oh well, not a thrill"

    January 06, 2014   |   By nomeg

    Version: AIMP 3.55 Build 1324

    Pros

    Not bad, but nothing more than winamp really...

    Cons

    Don't have any, just dumped it 'cos the equalizer was not what I was looking for, not user friendly...

    Summary

    Not bad, nothing spectacular, was expecting a better sound...

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent Music Player"

    August 20, 2013   |   By cool_momi

    Version: AIMP 3.51 build 1288

    Pros

    Tray control feature is the thing that made me choose this music player.Also it has a great user interface.And it's freeware.

    Cons

    Sometimes it stops working and I have to force close it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Well, it's better than iTunes!"

    August 12, 2013   |   By GCG1000

    Version: AIMP 3.51 build 1288

    Pros

    Really great GUI. Totally comprehensive! Love the rack design; handles any genre you want to play! AIMP puts the other players to shame!

    Cons

    I'd like to have more EQ presets to choose from, but this is not a negative issue. The development team will be addressing this minor request in the near future.

    Summary

    Updates are truly seamless. It's free, but if you like AIMP, make a donation. Worth a shot on your part. Great player!

    Updated on Nov 14, 2013

    Totally superb sound! An excellent replacement for iTunes! Great flexibility; a professional app! Need I say more! Worthy of a donation! Get it, YOU won't regret it; you can't beat the price!

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  • 5 stars

    "Very Good Player"

    May 06, 2013   |   By Mervic17

    Version: AIMP 3.20 build 1165

    Pros

    Low on resource,cool interface,lots of options that you can do,,best of all,,,its stable on my window 7.

    Cons

    none so far...

    Summary

    Player is great to have once you get to know or used to the settings.Very low on memory usage not like some other players. Overall,,,its really a great keep!!! Thanks guys for making this. =)

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  • 5 stars

    "Great media player!"

    April 19, 2013   |   By KoolMonkey

    Version: AIMP 3.20 build 1165

    Pros

    Great sound output - have a old set of computer speakers w/sub and the audio output from this player is significantly better than that of iTunes! I wear a hearing aid too!

    Cons

    Can't get the custom url's for online radio stations to work.

    Summary

    Best free replacement media player I've found!

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  • 5 stars

    "Incredible Features"

    March 08, 2013   |   By NimeshPok

    Version: AIMP 3.10 build 1074

    Pros

    Hotkeys: If you have a laptop that doesn't offer handy multimedia keys, this player will overcome the shortcomings. Assign hotkeys to change track, play, stop, que, etc etc.

    Interface: The interface is really cool, and is enriched with all necessary features. You don't have to dig inside to reach for the options, unless you're looking for advanced settings. Playlist, Queing, Equalizer etc etc are all there. The queing feature is really cool - I usually like to play shuffled, but sometime I like to hear a certain song after this one, even when playing shuffled. Cool feature.

    Tray Option: One of the best feature this player embodies. When you minimize the player it goes to the system tray (beside the clock). The tray options come real handy when you need to play/pause, stop, change tracks without switching windows. When you hover to the player icon in the tray, a small window pops-out briefly. Great huh!

    Cons

    None. Absolutely none.

    Summary

    I may sound like I'm gushing, but I so adore this player. I'm not advocating this software btw, just sharing my experience. However, I wish you give it a try and play with the hotkeys and other dynamic, unmatched and noble features this player offers, and experience the enhanced control at hand.

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