While Apple’s media devices – the iPhone, iPad, iTunes and Apple TV – have become popular platforms for listening to music and watching videos, there’s still a lot to be said for using your Mac, especially in light of Apple’s new high-resolution iMac and MacBook Pros. However, while Macs provide decent enough sound for average use, there’s arguably room for improvement if you’re looking for truly high-quality sound. Enter Boom 2 ($15) from Global Delight, the next generation of the acclaimed system-wide volume booster and equalizer for OS X.
Designed to make everything that comes out of your Mac’s speakers sound louder, clearer, and better, Boom 2 has been redesigned from the ground up as a pro audio app, designed to complement OS X Yosemite with a great UI design that even fits into Dark Mode. The new version provides much more advanced equalizers, with Frequency Constrain controls built in, as well as audio personalization that automatically customizes the best sound profile according to the type of Mac you’re using. In addition, Boom 2 sports all new one-click audio effects for ambience and fidelity, which work well to provide room-filling sound, even when you’re only dealing with the built-in speakers in a MacBook Pro. The system-wide volume boosting feature is also intelligently designed to take a measured approach, monitoring the quality of audio that comes out of the Mac, rather than just blasting everything louder all at once. And the advanced equalizer provides super-fine audio control, allowing users to fiddle with even the smallest adjustments to Bass, Mid and Treble frequency bands. Also new in Boom 2 is a “File Boosting” feature that lets users run their audio files through Boom 2 and have the effects and other adjustments applied right into the original media files for use with other devices.