There are times when I come across a Mac app that I’m certain was made for me. Usually they’re damned expensive. Apple’s Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X come to mind right away. Way down the list in terms of expense is the app Boom. What it does is what almost every member of the baby boomer generation probably needs.
Louder sound from your Mac.
Boom is loaded with a variety of sound enhancing features, but at the base level you get louder sound from your Mac’s speakers. Think of Boom as an optional enhancer tool for the Mac’s sound volume.
Instead of cranking the sound up to, say, 10, Boom lets you go to 14 or so, with crisper sound that’s clearer, louder but without accompanying distortion. Whatever comes out of your Mac’s speakers– iTunes music or movies, Skype, QuickTime Movie, iMovie, YouTube, Garageband music– comes out louder and easier to hear.
Sound settings in the built-in equalizer are customizable but presets make it easy to get results from Boom within minutes.
Beyond the basics Boom also boosts the volume of audio and video files so they’ll play, well, louder on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, too. Simply choose the files to enhance, and ‘boom’ them.
The presets are a godsend to anyone who’s ever suffered through the settings on an equalizer. Boom works much like the settings in iTunes, only better. Setup Classical, Acoustic, Jazz, and many others with just a click, but you can customize each to match your ear, room, and requirements.
For those who just want more sound, Boom’s slider control in the Menubar may be all you need. Slide up for more sound. Slide down for less. Boom is simple to setup, a bit more difficult to use all the capability, but if all you’re after is more sound, that’s exactly what you get in this inexpensive Mac app that’s made for the baby boomer generation.