I’ve been using a Mac to record and mix audio since the last century. If there’s one complaint I have, it’s the low volume level (especially on Mac notebooks). It’s just not loud enough. Despite my advanced age, my hearing is very good, but I prefer some volume to my sound so I can feel as well as hear the audio.
How can you increase your Mac’s sound volume? Boom. This Mac volume booster and equalizer app increase the volume of sound coming from your Mac so music and voice simply sounds louder.
Whether your sound comes from iTunes or a QuickTime movie, or YouTube videos, Boom boosts the audio loudness. Boom features a built-in equalizer with plenty of presets to improve audio from your Mac.
iPod and iPhone users will appreciate Boom’s ability to boost the volume of music from iTunes songs. The extra volume provided by Boom can be transferred to iPod or iPhone using a separate iTunes playlist (an extra hoop to jump through for increased sound volume).
Boom increases the sound volume on your Mac to a noticeable degree. In fact, the sound volume can be so strong that read of a report from a Mac user who claimed his MacBook speakers were blown out.
What about the quality of the sound output when using Boom? It’s loud, yes, but at the cost of over compression (an audio technique to make sound seem louder), and some distortion. Your mileage may vary. If loud is what you want, Boom does that. But caveat emptor.