Boom for Mac

Boom for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 26 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    131,429
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 25, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (7 days un-restricted demo.); $6.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    5.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    342
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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1 stars

"Boom 2 Warning"

May 12, 2015  |  By mpias

 |  Version: Boom 2 1.1.2

Pros

It makes the audio louder.

Cons

Blew my MacBook Air's speakers in about a week.
Boom 1 worked without a problem, Boom 2 was far more buggy, it caused more distortion and needed to be restarted often.

Avoid at all cost!

Summary

I contacted the developer and received an uninstall utility along with some lines to paste into terminal to completely rid the MBA of the program. I also used a search utility to find and eliminate anything associated with the program or developer. I also reset everything that could be reset on a Mac including reinstalling OS X. No luck. I spoke to Apple tech support (who also contacted an Apple store technician) and since the audio output is fine with headphones there's no damage to any electronics so to repair the MBA only the speakers need to be replaced. I found a couple of used ones on eBay and using iFixit.com put my MBA back in working condition.

Needless to say, the developer has not been helpful and denied all responsibility. Being located in India they don't have to care. If I'm lucky I might be able to get a refund which would partially cover the cost of one speaker.

This is notable because in 30 years of owning personal computers this is the only time I've seen software damage hardware. This in itself is notable.

Keep your Mac safe and avoid this software. It may do worse than blow easily replaceable speakers.

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1 stars

"too much distortion"

April 24, 2015  |  By hudsonw

 |  Version: Boom 2 1.1.2

Pros

Beautiful GUI. Simple to set up.

Cons

I tried Boom2 with the iMac internal speakers, Sennheiser headphones, Kanto YU2 speakers, Dell Bluetooth speakers. In all cases, the Boom2 software simply has too much distortion. There seems to be a lag with the audio on YouTube videos.

Summary

I uninstalled Boom2 because I simply didn't want to invest any more time sorting it out. My current sound set up is Kanto YU2 speakers with the iTunes equaliser. Good enough for my ears.

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1 stars

"Keeps stopping sound"

January 14, 2015  |  By martincos

 |  Version: Boom 2 1.0.1

Pros

Good when it works

Cons

Erratic at best
Re-installed three times
Charged me twice at app store
Uninstaller doesn't work

Summary

Don't bother

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1 stars

"Don`t Bother"

December 26, 2014  |  By seedcake

 |  Version: Boom 2 1.0.1

Pros

It has none,but I don`t know how the guys up above give it 5 stars.
I wanted it for to increase the volume but it didn`t.

Cons

Waste of time installing it?

Summary

Now I know that this app is no good for the Yosemite!

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1 stars

"No customer service & didn't respond to errors: fleeced"

December 19, 2014  |  By weareunder

 |  Version: Boom 2 1.0

Pros

Enhances sound, but only if it doesn't create a consistent, annoying audio delay- even when not in use. I should just use this space to list the rest of the cons that don't fit in that box...

Cons

Help request went unanswered, cost, and a mediocre user interface make me feel as though I got scammed. Problems only cleared after a complete uninstall of the software. It was alright in the beginning, but constant updating and push notifications that interupt movies and full screen displays are distracting and awful. Then the audio delay began- even when I wasn't using Boom it made the sound half of a second slower than the picture in movies, TV shows, and streaming video.

Summary

The price is absolutely not worth it. Buy better speakers and forget the hassle of experimental, junk software and a company with minimal customer support.

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1 stars

"No longer Works"

November 11, 2014  |  By wansheela

 |  Version: Boom 1.9.2

Pros

None, it no longer works.

Cons

It no longer works....

Summary

I tried reinstalling this version of boom but each time my computer presents with a message that says that it is an unofficial version of boom. It then presents me with two options: pay for the app or revalidate it. Perhaps the new Yosemite software is better able to decipher valid vs. invalid downloads of the app.

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1 stars

"caveat emptor"

September 05, 2014  |  By Screws21

 |  Version: Boom 1.9.1

Pros

caveat emptor

Cons

caveat emptor

Summary

caveat emptor

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5 stars

"Been looking for a good OSX equalizer. Found it."

November 09, 2013  |  By samofsummer

 |  Version: Boom 1.8

Pros

Simple to use, works nicely with built-in MacBook Pro and external speakers. Affordable. Presets are handy.

Cons

None, works as advertised.

Summary

This solved a problem I had with Pandora & Netflix audio - I couldn't customize the sound for vocals, movies etc. Always liked the built-in iTunes equalizer, but really needed one for everything else I do on my MacBook Pro. For $7.00 you can't go wrong. Don't know what that other guy was talking about regarding bluetooth, it works with my external wireless speakers.

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1 stars

"Junk POS, do not buy"

September 02, 2013  |  By cookielipshchitz

 |  Version: Boom 1.7

Pros

Absolutely none

Cons

Will not load, keeps asking for software to be downloaded from site.

Summary

Crappola

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1 stars

"Stay clear of this one if you care about audio fidelity"

August 25, 2013  |  By DanielSBuus

 |  Version: Boom 1.7

Pros

It will allow you to boost the volume which might come in handy for instance if you're watching something with low volume on the internal speakers (on a player that doesn't itself support dynamic range compression like VLC or MPlayer does).

Cons

It will completely destroy your audio quality, even when you don't need boosting.

Summary

Tip: To properly uninstall this thing (you'll want to), open up the app, go to preferences, then the uninstall tab and uninstall from there.

Horrible, just horrible. Just installing it will audible wreck your audio, even when you're using earphones or AirPlay where boosting shouldn't even be enabled in the first place (not to mention that you don't even have to enable boosting for it to destroy your sound).

Run! Think of the children!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.5
  • Fully compatible with the OS X Mountain Lion.
  • Support for Notification Center.
  • Minor bug fixes.
  • General
    Publisher Global Delight
    Publisher web site http://www.globaldelight.com
    Release Date July 25, 2012
    Date Added July 25, 2012
    Version 1.5
    Category
    Category Entertainment Software
    Subcategory Music Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5/Intel, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 5.04MB
    File Name boom2.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 131,429
    Downloads Last Week 342
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 7 days un-restricted demo.
    Price $6.99

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