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Slick, if not always smart, Sonique does what it should with some compromises. It supports the essential formats, along with skins and plug-ins, integrated Internet music searching via Lycos (decent) and Hotbot (useless), and links to music resources (parent company Lycos' music channel and the anemic Sonique site). Features are spread through a variety of screens making for a lot of extra clicking; and other little speed bumps tend to crop up. You can't, for example, add directories to your playlist (you must select all songs in the directory). Also vexing are basic usability violations, such as a small and slippery volume knob instead of a slider and an equalizer toggle that isn't sticky between screens. It is freeware, a plus, but with its elaborate download process requiring a membership (including your street address), Sonique could and should deliver a more competitive and compelling product.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.7 stars

    out of 179 votes

    • 5 star: 107
    • 4 star: 14
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 51
  • Current version:

    3.7 stars

    out of 177 votes

    • 5 star: 107
    • 4 star: 12
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 51
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  • 1.0 stars

    "BAD DOWNLOAD LINK"

    June 21, 2011  |  

    Version: Sonique 1.96

    Pros

    SEE SUMMARY

    Cons

    SEE SUMMARY

    Summary

    DOWNLOAD LINK REDIRECTS TO LYCOS.COM???? ***?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This was the old Sonique..Sonique 2 beta is OUT!"

    April 3, 2011  |   By alkazapper

    Version: Sonique 1.96

    Pros

    I prefer Sonique since it does not uses so much resources compare to Winamp now. Its light weight actually, and modern. Without soundfx or plugins, sonique deliver crispy sound and crystal clear audio.

    Cons

    Depending on how you configure your Windows, the old Sonique may sometimes freeze, hang or even crash. But this is just a minor problem and does not damage your mp3 or what so ever.

    Summary

    This was the old Sonique that was suppose to be further developed by TerraLycos back in the 90's. But instead they handicapped the further advancement of Sonique. Los of loyalist to Sonique were sure Winamp will be nothing more that just a history but it was the other way around. Recently, 2008 the original creator of Sonique revived Sonique and RE-developed the entire program and released an even awesome-modern state of the art Sonique 2 (beta) and personally i have tested it. It will beat any other Mp3 player out there once the full release is out. The new Sonique can support Avi video files and will continue to grow. The best thing about it is that Sonique uses it's own filter/ codecs. Just Google for Sonique 2 beta and try it your self. If you were a fan of Sonique last time, please support the development of this product by donating. It will be A FREE MEDIA PLAYER for all.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "nice and beautifull"

    December 9, 2009  |   By sonota.1981

    Version: Sonique 1.96

    Pros

    i love this site and any things in there

    Cons

    One thing that made me give one less star is sonic does not have a visualization studio and equalizer

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Sonique, how we miss you."

    December 8, 2009  |   By EastSideEarl

    Version: Sonique 1.96

    Pros

    A great player, even today. Very liquid in it's flow, and the ability to create free-form skins. Sounds good too!

    Cons

    Sometimes requires a lot of clickling to move around. No longer being developed.

    Summary

    You can no longer download this from Lycos, or whoever owns them at the moment. Don't even try. If you do, Mogran the Adjuster will reach out of your computer, grab you by the shirt, and shake you, shouting "This is serious, fool!"

    Seriously, just use Google to search for it. It's on "The Museum of Sonique," Wikipedia has download links, etc, etc, etc...

    Updated on Dec 8, 2009

    Sonique is the only program that I allow to sit in my notification area.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "good work by developer"

    November 16, 2009  |   By abhishek94525

    Version: Sonique 1.96

    Pros

    good interface & good sound

    Cons

    good for music

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  • 5.0 stars

    "a lovely sonique"

    October 18, 2009  |   By kkums

    Version: Sonique 1.96

    Pros

    a updated stylish user friendly sonique i love it it it

    Cons

    to tell negative about sonique is absurdity

    Summary

    for a fine design i love sonique

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Program"

    July 29, 2009  |   By loganrollo

    Version: Sonique 1.96

    Pros

    Works with almost any format of sound file. Skinnable (if you can still find them)

    Cons

    No longer supported.

    Summary

    Still a good player.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Struggling a bit but getting there slowley and surely.."

    February 20, 2009  |   By haroldwatts

    Version: Sonique 1.96

    Pros

    looks good plays good

    Cons

    cant find download link

    Summary



    Updated on Feb 20, 2009

    cool you do that

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Still best MP3 audio Player"

    January 14, 2009  |   By Recommender

    Version: Sonique 1.96

    Pros

    It has very good sound quality, takes little memory (opens very quickly), looks cool (with specific skin), has great interface and is simple to use. Visualizer is stylish. Best player for MP3´s.

    Cons

    Development stopped many years ago, which is sad for so great and potential player. Sometimes file won´t open and you have to restart player. It is hard nowadays to find skins for this player and apparently also player itself.

    Summary

    I like the design used with specific skin. It has working, clear, simple and good looking interface. audioEnlightenment engine provides very clear and crispy sound for MP3 combined with DFX plugin.

    I have used this player for years and still I don´t know any other player that can beat it. I have tried others (WMP 11, WinAmp (many times different versions), VLC and some others), but I think that Sonique is still the best player. It is easy to understand that there is still fans for so old player.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not so Good"

    December 17, 2008  |   By devjohn

    Version: Sonique 1.96

    Pros

    Not have any good point.

    Cons

    Not so Good as expected.

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