When comparing Vox vs RadioTray, the Slant community recommends Vox for most people. In the question“What are the best music players for OSX ?” Vox is ranked 14th while RadioTray is ranked 24th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Very high-quality playback
Pro YouTube playlist/channel support
Youtube URLs can be directly pasted to Vox.
Pro SoundCloud integration
Pro WAV support
Pro Supports external DACs & HiRes audio
Pro Last.fm scrobbling
Pro Super easy to use
Because it's designed to be extremely minimal, Radio Tray is extremely easy to use. The entire UI consists of a dropdown menu where you can hover over the genre you wish to listen to, and then you can choose a specific radio station to listen to.
Pro Plugins available
You can extend the utility of Radio Tray through plugins.
Con Premium cost for basic functions like EQ
They upgraded to a "premium" model. Try and find an old version 2.8.x if you want a usable player.
Con Interface can be confusing and unintuitive
Playlists and collections are sometimes interchangeable. Many interactions do not have the option to play music and the app is very centred around it's Loop subscription.
Con Cloud storage has hefty monthly fee
Con Uses almost as much CPU and memory as iTunes
While the interface is cleaner, the code is not.
Con Collections and Playlists not good enough. Too simple.
When you have a big library you need a little more than just a bunch of names gathered. Adding folders to a collection put all files in a column and that's it. No sign of which album the song is from, cover etc... you have to play the file in order to see more info... Too simple.
Con GUI too small for HI Res screens
Not resizable and everything looks tiny including covers and texts.
Con Not usable for locally stored media
Radio Tray is intended to be a simple way to stream online music. As such, it doesn't work as a music play for locally stored music.
Con Possibly abandoned
The last release (0.7.3) was back in August 2012, and the last commit is listed as January 2015.