Boom! Take your Mac’s volume to the next level

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Have you ever wanted to watch a movie on your Mac sitting or lying down far from its screen but couldn’t because you can’t hear it from a distance? Have you ever come across a youtube video with volume so low that you can only listen to the sound if you sit inside your Mac’s speakers? Then Boom is for you.

Boom is an app for your Mac which lets you boost its volume beyond the maximum limit. So you can enjoy movies on your Macbook from far away and watch those youtube videos with terribly low volume sound in them.

Boom is one of those apps that just work. The installation is similar to any other mac app (The app is not yet available on the Mac App store though. Weird).

Once you install, you will see the app’s icon in your Mac’s menu bar. Clicking on the icon gives you a slider which you can use to further boost the volume. You can also assign a hot key for this action.

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The app also has a very intuitive control panel where you can set an equalizer preset for the sound output. This is very handy when you are voice chatting over a slow speed connection. Just set the equalizer to Vocals and you are all set. There are also equalizers available for when you want to watch a movie or listen to your favorite tunes.

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As I said, the thing just works. Perfectly. It does what it promises to do without any glitches. And as a cherry on a cake, they have also thrown in a volume booster for your music files. So if you have some mp3s that have low volume, just put them through this app and they will give you a blast when you play them the next time on your iPod/iPhone/iPad.

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Heere is a short video showcasing the app:

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I would give Boom 4.5 out of 5 stars. The half star is deducted for unavailability of the app on the Mac App store. Otherwise the app is perfect and totally worth the price.

Boom is developed by GlobalDelight and has recently won the Macworld 2011 Best of Show Award. You can download the trial version here. The full version costs $ 4.99 and is available here.

Thanks to GlobalDelight for the review copy!

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  1. Chirag says:

    It’s like VLC’s inbuilt Normalize method I guess.
    I’m wondering if it’s worth spending 5 bucks or should I stick to headphones 🙂

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