iAudioGate 4+

High Resolution Music Player


    • 3.3 • 32 Ratings
    • $9.99


Enjoy audiophile sound quality from your iPhone! Nearly a decade of AudioGate innovation has been used by KORG to create the finest high-resolution music player: iAudioGate.

* The functions for iAudioGate's DSD playback may be limited by each iOS device. Be sure to confirm “DSD format Compatibility Charts” before you buy.
* The software converts sound to 44.1kHz or 48kHz when iPhone plays back independently.

KORG was one of the first to realize the potential of high-resolution audio sound, delivering DSD (Direct Stream Digital) in a series of acclaimed recording and playback products. AudioGate, the powerful DSD and audio format conversion software launched in 2006, has since become a blockbuster success boosting the awareness of DSD which had been previously known only to high-end users. AudioGate is recognized as pre-eminent in the DSD player and audio format software worlds.

Now, KORG is proud to introduce a high-resolution music player fully loaded with the AudioGate player engine and customized as an iPhone app – iAudioGate. Enjoy amazing high quality sound through the engineering experience of KORG, one of the leading experts in sound and music, and winner of a Best App award (Japan) from Apple.

Main Features:
- Incorporates a high-quality sound playback engine equivalent to AudioGate, the leading DSD player-converter software.
- Intuitive and stylish interface fully exploits the power of your iPhone.
- Plays a wide range of audio file types, including high-resolution audio, DSD, FLAC, WAV, MP3, etc.
- Includes many popular playback modes including gapless playback, playlist playback, shuffle playback, etc.
- High sound quality high-resolution playback (up to PCM 192kHz / DSD 11.2MHz) connected with external USB-DAC.
- Wireless playback using Bluetooth headphones and AirPlay devices is also supported.
- Upsampling function (up to DSD 11.2MHz) enables reproduction of your favorite music with higher quality.
- Easy to adjust high-definition graphic equalizer.
- Lyrics are displayed.
- Easily post information of the song being currently played to SNS.
- Enables easy transfer of audio files from Mac/Win via iTunes or wireless smart forwarding via AirDrop, iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.
- Flexible remote control via a dedicated Apple Watch app.

Devices Supported:
iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPod touch sixth-generation
* Apple Watch interoperability is a function only of the iPhone.
* The iAudioGate's DSD playback functions may be limited by each iOS device. Be sure to confirm “DSD format Compatibility Charts”.

Supported file formats:
WAV, BWF, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AAC, MP3 *compatible with 44.1kHz - 192kHz
DSD (DSDIFF, DSF, WSD) * compatible with 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz
* Not compatible with files protected with DRM.
* The software converts sound to 44.1kHz or 48kHz when iPhone plays back independently.
* Compatible with DSD native playback with DoP.

DSD format Compatibility Charts:
- DSD native playback with DoP
DSD 11.2MHz : iPhone 6 or later
DSD 5.6MHz : iPhone 5s or later
DSD 2.8MHz : iPhone 5s or later

- DSD upsampling playback with DoP
DSD 11.2MHz : iPhone 6 or later
DSD 5.6MHz : iPhone 5s or later
DSD 2.8MHz : iPhone 5s or later

- PCM conversion playback
DSD 11.2MHz, 5.6MHz and 2.8MHz : iPhone 5 or later

For more information about iAudioGate, please visit http://goo.gl/nq31Ed

What’s New

Version 4.1.4

Thank you for using iAudioGate.
This version includes some improvements and fixes such as:

- Improved: now displays ID3 tags in WAV format.
- Improved: now supports gapless playback in playlist. *Gapless playback is performed by continuous playback in the same format.
- Fixed: playback now resumes from Control Center after stopping playback in the background.
- Fixed: the bit rate of AAC fomat is now displayed correctly.
- Fixed: playback speed now correct when using AirPlay or USB DAC device.
- Fixed: the lyrics of FLAC format are now displayed correctly.
- Fixed: AAC-HE format can now be imported.
- Fixed: the shuffle order can now be refreshed after previous album shuffle finished.
- Support for iOS 8 has been terminated.
- Minor bug fixes and improvements

We will continue to develop new functionalities to provide an enjoyable music and audio experience for you. Thank you for using iAudioGate for iPhone!

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Blackbery-12 ,

Music drops a lot

I’m using this with an Aurender FLOW and a Chord Mojo. You can download FileExplorer download files off of your local network, use the open in option and send files to iAudioGate. That makes adding music really handy. The equalizer sounds really good. Most apps have really poorly developed equalizers. It can transcode higher bit rate to a lower bit rate.

Now the bad.
It seems to use a lot of battery. I’ve experienced audio drop out 2 to 3 times per song with all devices. It seems the best way to solve this is to restart the app. But that doesn’t always solve the issue and could happen again within 5 to 30 minutes, or it may not happen at all. I’m using them with aftermarket cables and the Apple CCK.

jabman1 ,

The best overall, with one small but maddening flaw.

I’ve tried most of the FLAC/DSD capable players on the App Store, and for me, iAudioGate is the best balance of features, usability, and design. But there’s one inexplicable usability flaw that keeps me checking the App Store for new options: when you tap an artist to see all of their albums, the resulting view doesn’t just show a nice simple, consolidated album list, it displays all of each album’s songs at the same time. So for an artist with a lot of albums, like the Beatles, or many jazz artists, it can be a *ridiculously* long scroll to get to what you want. EVERY other player does the normal thing of showing the simple album list, so I just don’t get why this one works the way it does. Yes, you can search in the overall album list, too, but then you’re scrolling through your complete collection to find what you want. Annoying. It would be so easy to fix, and if they do, the app would be pretty much perfect.

This is still the best all-rounder, IMO. But I can’t give it five stars. And now that the Onkyo player doesn’t look like it was designed in 1998 anymore, it’s a close call.

Ufoken ,

Good not great.

I really want to love this app. It has all the needed things. I have an iPhone X connected to a fiio Q1 MarkIII and M560 headphones. This app is all that was missing from my listening experience. I just want it to be a little bit faster. It hangs and freezes at times. I also wish it was updated for the bigger screen on the iPhone X. For $15 this app better still be in development.

Developer Response ,

Sorry for the inconvenience. iAudioGate 4.1.0 now supports iPhone X and fixes some issues. Please check the latest version.
Best regards,

App Privacy

The developer, KORG INC., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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