I’ve been wanting to post this since the new UI got out, but did never quite find the time, until today. I’ve always been impressed with Audirvana’s sound quality, a little less with the UI and whilst I see certain major improvements in the new design, I also see a number of areas that could benefit from a little bit of polishing. One such area is the size and Z-index of some UI elements.
I don’t think much is needed to suddenly bring more content to the screen, which is what I think many of us are after, especially on smaller screens like a MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch (I don’t have any larger screen at home and it does quite suffice even for Xcode).
I know people tend to have their own ideas of what looks desirable and what is rather less desirable, so I decided to share 2 screenshots of the same audio library looked through the prism of 2 different apps. One app is Quobuz, and the other is… Audirvana.
I’ve indicated with red arrows where I think one of the app uses a little too much (often blank) screen estate, compared to other which is more compact but no less professional, I think. I’d love to see these areas become denser in Audirvana.
To try to make a fair comparison, I’ve size the albums to be (roughly) the same in both apps. I’ve also used the same column widths. I think the results speaks for themselves. One app shows 40% more albums that the other (
I’d love to hear what Damien and the team think.