Boom 2

Boom 2 1.3

One for those who are all about that base

Boom 2 is a simple app for your Mac that maximizes its built in audio using a range of different equalizer tools. It allows any video, music, or calls you use your system for to sound louder and clearer – providing that you set the levels correctly. View full description

PROS

  • Get more out of your built in speakers
  • Louder playback
  • Edit levels for better effects
  • Boom 2 Remote is a convenient, free addition

CONS

  • Poor levels can ruin audio
  • It can be bad when switching between tracks

Very good
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Boom 2 is a simple app for your Mac that maximizes its built in audio using a range of different equalizer tools. It allows any video, music, or calls you use your system for to sound louder and clearer – providing that you set the levels correctly.

Pump up the volume

Sat at home, using my 2009 MacBook Pro, I had basically come to the conclusion that everything from here would be downhill. But Boom 2 provided a way to improve the performance of at least one aspect of my aging machine’s hardware.

Working at a system level, Boom 2 starts boosting audio the moment you launch it. Sitting in your Mac’s Menu Bar, the program provides you with a number of options to improve all of your system’s sound – which is particularly useful if you are relying on built-in speakers.

Its most obvious function is boosting your system’s volume. Alongside the usual Volume Control, you can find the Boom 2 icon. Clicking on this provides an additional volume slider, which can increase levels above their usual limits.

In addition to this simple volume boost, Boom 2 also provides a range of Equalizer and Effect options. The Equalizer comes with default profiles to suit a number of playback possibilities. Thus, if you are listening to podcasts, watching a movie, or mixing dubstep, there is a setting for you. You can also alter these profiles and save any changes you make using the mixer.

Super bass

Similarly the Effect option allows you to tweak settings for different circumstances. You can plump to change fidelity or ambiance in the trial version, with spatial, night mode, and pitch options all requiring you to purchase the full app. The effect of each of these can be increased or decreased with a simple slider.

Perhaps the main downside of all of this is that if you alter the settings too much – making them specific to your current circumstance – then listening to anything else can sound awful. Speech can sound muffled or tinny, while music can simply be ruined.

This is no small issue, and proves a real failing if you are only casually using Boom 2. Fortunately, if things get really bad, you can turn off Boom 2’s equalization options with a simple click. The bottom-line: if you get deep into the apps functions then you may find yourself needing to constantly monitor playback, making the iOS Boom 2 Remote a must.

The flipside of this is that, if you do find the perfect levels for a track, then you can use Boom 2’s File Boosting function to save the settings for future listening.

Boom! Shake the room

Boom 2 is a great app to improve audio playback through your system’s built in speakers. But, before you purchase the full app, do make use of its seven day trial to see if you are ready to monitor its options to ensure constantly good results.

Boom 2 is a pro audio app and system-wide audio booster that makes everything sound LOUDER, CLEARER and BETTER!

"It truly feels right at home on Apple’s new OS; almost like Apple designed it." - The Next Web

Boom 2 offers an easy way to get the best sounding audio experience without the need for expensive audio equipment. This indispensable app works on a system-wide level and is a must for those who want amazing audio from their Mac’s internal speakers as well as external sound devices like speakers and headphones.

Built exclusively for OS X Yosemite and later, Boom 2 is the perfect companion for everyday tasks like online audio & video streaming, movie & music playback, and literally anything else that involves audio. Oh, and it also comes with a handy iOS remote companion app that you an use to control Boom 2, Spotify, VLC, iTunes and QuickTime on your Mac!

With Boom 2, you get:

- A system-wide audio booster that produces crystal-clear sounds

- Simple and advanced equalizers to customize audio just the way you like it

- Amazing audio effects like 'Fidelity', 'Ambience' etc. to enhance and redefine music and overall audio

Boom 2 is perfect for the likes of Spotify, Netflix, YouTube, iTunes and any other service out there. In addition, you can also boost the volume of your files with the intelligent file audio booster for use elsewhere.

Boom 2 works even on the latest MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iMac models.

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Boom 2 1.3

— User reviews — about Boom 2

  • insdraaijer

    by insdraaijer

    "Best program of its kind"

    Awesome! It worked just fine for what I needed - boost the volume of my film. More.

    reviewed on August 8, 2015