Xion Audio Player

Xion Audio Player


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 9 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.5.155
File Size:
4.27MB
Date Added:
April 25, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
16,103
Downloads Last Week:
20
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Xion Audio Player is a basic program that lets you play audio files. We'd like to give you more information about it--for example, tell you what kind of files it supports--but we honestly can't say. Although Xion Audio Player is functional, its functionality definitely takes a backseat to its design.

The program's interface isn't that great as far as we're concerned: it's somewhat sleek and plenty customizable, but its elements are a little too small for comfortable use. Important features such as the buttons that let you load files and manage playlists are disguised with small, barely perceptible icons. Users can customize the background color of the interface and there's a nifty tab that slides in and out that displays album cover art. However, overall, the program seems to be more about looks than ease of use. The program has no Help file, but there are multiple links that send users to pages dealing with Xion's customizable skins. We're not sure what the obsession with skins is about; what's the point of a beautiful audio player if it's not easy to use? Still, we suppose that if custom skins are a greater concern for you than intuitive design, Xion Audio Player is an OK choice. The player does play MP3s just fine, and it has an equalizer and balance adjustment, but we can't say there's anything about it that particularly impressed us.

Xion Audio Player is free. The program installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program with reservations; there's nothing functionally wrong with it, but there are plenty of audio players out there with better designs.

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  • 5 stars

    "xcellent and lightweight. Very good quality music"

    January 09, 2011   |   By dpbarik

    Version: Xion Audio Player 1.0 build 127

    Pros

    Very nice musik delivery. You can use 729 skins for this music player. Very very nice.

    Cons

    U will find none. i didn't find anything annoying.

    Summary

    I am using it with my original windows 7. It delivers good quality sound. If you want to only listen songs it will be a good one. Also u can customise with 729 available skin. So u can say u have 729 music player applications with you. I am not going to replace with any other player. It is also free. I have nothing bad compliment for it.

    Updated on Jan 9, 2011

    Also i forget to mention that it is very easy to use. It was mentioned on editers review that it is not easy to use but in my point of veiw it's not true. Most of the people want different day by day so availing many skins u can get new looks other day. U will not stick to a single look which becomes boring as time passess. Buttons can be easily used. U will not going to put your finger on the buttons to operate but u will use your cursor to operate. Everybody wants beautifull thing so there is obvious obssesion towards beauty. If anyone want bad ugly player then this not for them. Ther is no spyware or adware in it which many free players has. So u can get peace of mind and good looking and good nice quality music.

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  • 3 stars

    "Nice Slim. Doesn't Take Much HD Space"

    November 22, 2009   |   By luislps63

    Version: Xion Audio Player 1.0 build 125

    Pros

    compact not much of a bother and 2.8 mb (barly nothing)

    Cons

    slowed down pc at first, very little setting and options, hard to control and some points

    Summary

    Good overall, but can slow down computer also and some points

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  • 3 stars

    "beautiful interface, fast loading"

    December 02, 2008   |   By mentat76

    Version: Xion Audio Player 1 build 100

    Pros

    beautiful interface, lightning fast loading, supports numerous formats easy to use and configure

    Cons

    does not allow to modify file associations from windows explorer. Any changes you make (just like icon assignment) is changed back by this prg. in seconds. i just hate its own icon and i cant change it.

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  • 3 stars

    "it is the best of all"

    April 18, 2008   |   By Peter Ampong

    Version: Xion Audio Player 1 build 99 beta

    Pros

    it give good sound

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  • 5 stars

    "Much Improved"

    March 21, 2008   |   By megabob6666

    Version: Xion Audio Player 1 build 95

    Pros

    Same as my previous rating for this app. The skipping problem has been fixed and the player sounds great

    Cons

    Would be nice to be able to apply the skin to the playlist popup

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  • 4 stars

    "Improved tremendously"

    May 14, 2007   |   By soft_flame

    Version: Xion Audio Player 1 build 82

    Pros

    Xion Audio Player 1 build 82 : [1] Works with Vista [2] Doesn't crash when loading songs by the tons anymore [3] Does not skip [4] My previous pet peeves over this player are gone [5] Visit | xion.r2.com.au | for more information.

    Cons

    [1] No library-like manager provided

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  • 3 stars

    "Easy to Skin. Functionally needs work"

    October 29, 2006   |   By SirSmiley

    Version: Xion Audio Player 1.0 build 56

    Pros

    Agree that it deserves a 3.5.

    Simple to skin. Clear, crisp sound. Easy to navigate except for (see cons).

    Doesn't skip for me on XP Sp2.

    Cons

    Needs improvement on the playlist/library features.

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  • 1 stars

    "Great player but needs major improvements"

    October 23, 2006   |   By megabob6666

    Version: Xion Audio Player 1.0 build 56

    Pros

    The player capabilities as far as crispness, presence, and volume were fantastic. Great skin support. Visually and phonically, this is a great player, but unfortunately, there are problems with it that render it useless. Xion has the potential to be the best media player out there if the bugs can be worked out without sacrificing sound quality.

    Cons

    Primarily, the player skips when playing a track, and that's nearly every track it plays. I used my main player (XMPlay) on the same tracks to be sure it was the Xion player and not some other problem, and there were no skips with the XMPlay, indicating that the problem is with Xion. The other problem is with the playlist. The playlist is not integrated with the player at all, and adding to and clearing the playlist is a royal PITA. Hopefully, the author(s) will correct these problems and put Xion at the top of the media player pack.

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  • 3 stars

    "Lovely, but can be improved."

    August 27, 2006   |   By soft_flame

    Version: Xion Audio Player 1.0 build 56

    Pros

    It's now free. // Here's the Download page: xion.r2.com.au/index.php?page=download // I personally like it because it combines style and functionality well enough. // [1] Xion's light. Even with great eyecandy, it loads fast. The default skinpack is sweet enough. [2] Xion has Hot Keys. [3] Simple to use (like duck to the water) [4] Able to control the volume with the scroll wheel. [5] Able to utilise the common playlist format (*.wpl) Winamp playlist easily without any hassle

    Cons

    * Despite the flaws, it DID knock my socks off. I'd say it's more of a 3.5 than a solid 3 stars. // [1] Dragging songs by the load to the playlist is the biggest curse. It crashes most of the time.

    If you're patient, you'd drag the songs in batches, bit by bit. Definitely a pet peeve for people who own a massive collection of media files. [2] It tends to crash when handling operations with other softwares. Can't pinpoint why exactly. [3] Not much skin available because of the limited amount of Xion users.

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