Hearing loss happens to most of us as we grow older (or, get married, have kids; same thing, right?). What my wife and I find these days is that we need more volume from the volume controls on the TV, stereo, Mac, and iPhone. Mac users, rejoice! There’s a way to improve the sound emanating from your Mac, whether from the built-in speaker, headphones, earbuds, or home entertainment speakers.
The aptly named Hear brings a dozen audio enhancement tools to improve the sound that comes from your Mac.
General – These settings control SuperBass, DeWoofer, Ambiance and Fidelity with convenient slider settings. And, yes, volume.
EQ – The built in equalizer allows you to set frequencies to match your listening device; room, garage, basement, or headphones.
In addition, Hear has an audio mixer, 3D sound, an Ambiance control, special audio effects, a Limiter, and more tools to ensure the sound coming from your Mac is better than what it used to be.
Or, at least a little louder.
The presets alone will convince you that Hear improves the sound coming from your Mac. That’s where it gets a little complicated. So many controls make it more complex to produce better sound because there are so many possible settings, and wherever your Mac is at the time, the settings can vary.
Still, there’s no better way to brings expensive audio sound tools to a Mac. Just be prepared for some long sessions of trial and error.