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Bongiovi releases universal DPS app for iOS

Bongiovi Acoustics has released a new iOS app bringing the company’s patented DPS audio enhancement technology to the on-device listening experience. Known in the iOS community for its inclusion in several of iHome’s speaker products, Bongiovi’s Digital Power Station technology provides real-time audio re-mastering to improve clarity and provide cleaner and deeper bass response, even when using lower-end speakers or headphones. The new universal iOS app allows users to listen to their music, videos and podcasts in their device media library enhanced by DPS technology and optimized for playback through any device connected to the headphone or line-out jack or even the built-in speaker. The app can also compensate for differences in volume between songs, provide enhancement to dialog and sound effects in videos and improve clarity when listening in noisy environments.

Rather than adjusting individual settings, users select from a set of professionally tailored profiles designed to optimize audio for playback through specific types of headphones and speakers. The Bongiovi DPS app is ad-supported and available as a free download from the App Store; the free app includes profiles for the standard Apple earbuds and the built-in speakers of supported iOS devices. Users can purchase an in-app upgrade for an introductory price of $1 to remove the ads and provide access to the full set of audio device profiles, including any new profiles that will become available in the future. Bongiovi DPS requires iOS 4.1 or later and is compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, third- and fourth-generation iPod touch and the IPad.

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A couple advisories about the app (free or full):

(a) Does not support DRM-protected songs, they’ll be skipped over.

(b) Audio enhancements can’t be applied to AirPlay output (AirPlay does function, it just doesn’t apply any enhancements).

Posted by rockmyplimsoul in Toronto on July 14, 2011 at 10:53 AM (CDT)


(c) You can’t access a song’s rating.

(d) You can’t flip the artwork over to jump to another song on the album.

These are not deal-breakers (for me) but they might be important to others. The enhancments through the headphone port sound great, big improvement!

Posted by rockmyplimsoul in Toronto on July 14, 2011 at 11:17 AM (CDT)


One more, and it’s a deal-breaker for me ...

(e) Playcounts and Last Played are not updated when using this app. That means smart playlists don’t get updated by what you play. Hopefully this gets corrected in an update.

Posted by rockmyplimsoul in Toronto on July 14, 2011 at 12:48 PM (CDT)


That’s the real surname for Jon Bon Jovi of the band Bon Jovi.

Is he behind this?

Posted by Joe Siegler in Toronto on July 14, 2011 at 4:59 PM (CDT)


Tony Bongiovi is Jon’s second cousin.

Posted by Galley in Toronto on July 14, 2011 at 7:48 PM (CDT)

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