Apple iPad TabletSome time back, we had a post listing seven great free iPhone music apps and these included popular streaming services like Slacker Radio and AOL Radio. Seeing how it’s also a very popular media consumption device, the iPad certainly has its fair share of music apps too and these can dramatically expand your music-listening experience on Apple’s iTablet.

Listed below are six more music apps for the iPad and iPhone, each of which brings something special to your personal music experience. Whether you’re more about hard rock or heart-warming ballads, funky jazz or jazzy funk, there’s an app that will suit your musical tastes and preferences.

Track 8

Track 8 by Ender Labs

Track 8 by Ender Labs

iTunes Store: ($1.99)

It may be true that the Zune didn’t do as well as the iPod and that Windows Phone isn’t as popular as iOS, but that doesn’t mean that Microsoft is completely wrong. In fact, you might like the Metro style user interface that has come along with Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 8 and now Windows 8 too. The Track 8 app mirrors this Metro look on the iPad, giving you a new way to browse and play through your music library. The way the album art is displayed is particularly attractive.

SonicMax Pro

SonicMax Pro by BBE Sound

SonicMax Pro by BBE Sound

iTunes Store: ($2.99)

When you look at the default music apps for iPad and iPhone, you’ll find that the equalizer options are relatively limited. Going far beyond that functionality for audiophiles is SonicMax Pro, an app that lets you “hear all the sound you never heard.” This app helps you find the “sweet spot” with professionally calibrated presets for headphones, earbuds, speaker docks, and external speakers. You can additionally save three more custom presets.

OnCue Pro

OnCue Pro by Pourhadi

OnCue Pro by Pourhadi

iTunes Store: ($0.99)

Want a different way to build and manage your playlists? This app boasts a feature called Smart Queues where you create re-usable filters to queue up songs in your playlists according a set of rules. These rules can include the title, artist, album, genre, rating, duration, and last played date. Other features include advanced crossfade, podcast support, and iCloud syncing.

Rdio for iPad

Rdio iPad Music App

Rdio iPad Music App

iTunes Store: (Free)

What if you don’t exactly have the most extensive of music libraries or you’re simply looking for something new? Rdio gives you access to over 18 million songs with new albums added every week. Music can be saved, so that the songs can be played even when you are offline. The app itself is free, but the monthly subscription is $14.99.

Deezer HD

Deezer HD iPad App

Deezer HD iPad App

iTunes Store: (Free)

The user interface with Deezer is somewhat reminiscent of the iTunes desktop software, but this is not that kind of iPad music app. Instead, it’s meant to be “a fresh way to discover, love, share and listen to 13 million tracks.” You gain access to thousands of different radio channels, organized by theme or artist, and then you can create or download playlists for later enjoyment.

Spotify iPad Music App

Spotify App for iPad and iPhone

Spotify App for iPad and iPhone

iTunes Store: (Free)

Offering both a free and a paid “premium” subscription, Spotify is another music streaming service boasting millions of songs from all kinds of genres and artists. The free radio version is only available in the United States, whereas the Premium version lets you sync your playlists and listen offline too. With the free version, you can save your favorite songs, but you have to be online to listen to them.

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