That might be more of an issue of how well my aging ears pick up sounds than a problem with my Mac, but a loud button at the end of a volume control would be beneficial for us baby boomers. Here’s how to add a little more loud to your Mac’s speakers.
Turn Up The Volume!
As with most of the boomer generation, I was constantly told to turn down the sound on the TV or radio. Maybe adults back in the day had better hearing than today’s boomers.
Regardless, my MacBook and the family iMac just don’t seem to have a volume level I can appreciate, so, Boom to the rescue.
Boom is a Mac app that boosts the volume of whatever sound comes out of your Mac’s speakers. And that’s a good thing.
If you find that the Mac’s volume seems just a little too low, even when cranked up full gain, you’ll appreciate what Boom does.
It’s like having a loud control on iTunes, QuickTime movies, YouTube or Vimeo videos. It even works on Netflix, Hulu or any other video source with sound. Open it up, select a custom preset, sit back and listen to loud.
Boom creates a system wide equalizer for your Mac’s sound output (either speakers or headphone). The equalizer presets make it easy to use, of course. Just click a preset, adjust the volume, and you’re good to go.
Boom works on games, podcasts, iTune radio channels, and with voice applications including Skype and FaceTime and others.
If a little more loud is all you want, then Boom gives you a little more volume and controllable for the frequencies that boost the sounds your ears don’t hear as well. The Mac App Store has a lot of five star reviews so I know we baby boomers need a little aural assistance these days.