There’s no doubt that music is one of the most common pastimes for almost everyone in the world today. Whether you’re working at the office, or enjoying free Wi-Fi at your local coffee shop, music moves with you wherever you are.
This is why you need to know the best Windows 7 audio player to use while you work away or just want to relax in a music-filled atmosphere.
We made that easy for you to choose so check out our top picks for the best Windows 7 audio player here.
Best Windows 7 audio player tools
This is one of the most popular picks for the best Windows 7 audio player among music lovers, and this would extend to podcasts, and other audio files.
With this audio player, you can organize as many as 500,000 audio files as you have in your collection, and even import from other libraries and add tags while you’re at it.
It also comes with an Auto DJ feature you can use to play audios from different artistes or genres depending on what you like playing.
It comes with a 5-band visualizer, plug-ins for added customization, equalizer and cross-fade functions, plus you can change theme colors to suit your tastes and preferences.
Enjoy 5.1 surround sound if you have external speakers, and if you want to go online and download more information on your tracks, you can do it too with MusicBee’s built-in ID3 tag editor.
This Windows 7 audio player supports most popular audio formats including MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, and OGG, among many others.
Other salient features is the smart playlists, DSP effects, playback optimization, adding artwork such as the artiste or band’s logo and photos from live gigs, plus it also helps you search for lyrics while each audio file is playing, especially music.
This player is available for free and you can sync your audio library to your smartphone, USB drives, or other portable music player devices.
This is another popular Windows 7 audio player with amazing features. Firstly, it is open-source, and free to use, but a quick glance may put you off – until you try it.
With such a cool name, one can only expect cool features and that’s what this player delivers.
It comes with a basic interface, easy to use, but you can do so much with it including customizing the look, playing any of the major audio formats such as MP3, and WMA among others, tag editing, managing audio files, playback optimization, ripping and converting audios, plus you can also erase duplicate tracks.
Since its introduction in 2002, Foobar has not changed one bit, so you expect a clean lightweight interface without the common bloating among other audio players, so it is big on performance.
3. Media Monkey
This Windows 7 audio player has similar features to those of MusicBee except for a few differences.
You can listen to your music, podcasts, and audio books, plus also use the tag editor feature to organize your audio files.
This audio player has its own mind though, as it can identify tracks, sync and/or fix tags to your files, plus do the looking up of information for you. It also comes with the Auto DJ feature, plus you can do your own music or audio recording with it.
It also comes with a visualizer, and supports most popular audio formats such as MP3, AAC, and FLAC, among many others. You can also rip from audio CDs, convert, and even download podcasts using this player.
It also lets you sync to your other devices and/or portable media players.
When looking for the best Windows 7 audio player, you’ll probably come across this one often times as it has most of the features in other popular audio players, though it is built differently.
What makes it different from other audio players is its connection to Amazon and MusicBrainz, so it is a big deal when it comes to users who have audio files in cloud storage.
It is a versatile audio player that manages your audio library perfectly despite the collection you have.
It also does direct searches, and adds audio files to your library automatically once you sign in to your cloud storage service.
With this player, you can stream music seamlessly from Spotify or SoundCloud, plus it supports various popular audio formats – this includes conversion of audio files to such formats.
5. VLC media player
This one comes by default with Windows so if you are satisfied with using this one, you’re still okay. VLC player is one of the best Windows 7 audio players commonly used across the globe, not just for audio but also video formats.
It is freely available, and you’re sure of getting most of the features of a media player including visualization, playback optimization, skin and themes, and support for most major audio formats.
You can also drag and drop your audio files onto the player’s interface, plus you can also stream and convert media files using VLC.
This is a much older audio player than most of the ones listed above as it was introduced in 1997. Its one of those you just cannot wish away, but it still works with Windows 7 and other versions. I
t supports major audio formats such as MP3, FLAC, and AAC, among many others, plus you get different skins, plug-ins, and you can sync it to your other devices.
It is available for free, and though it doesn’t do as much as the other audio players listed above, it is worth the try.
You can also organize your audio file library with this player, do tagging, plus also build playlists from many videos using the YouTube extension.
It also comes with Internet radio support and smart playlist capabilities.
Have you found your favorite Windows 7 audio player among these? Or do you have one that you feel should be part of the list. Share with us in the comments section below.
Important note: Microsoft officially ended Windows 7 support. If you’re planning to upgrade to Windows 10, make sure to check out our wide collection of guides on how to make the transition as smooth as possible.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2017 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.Editor's Note: This article was originally published in November 2017 and was revamped and updated in January 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.