DFX Audio Enhancer

DFX Audio Enhancer

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 186 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.302
  • Total Downloads:
    2,673,927
  • Date Added:
    October 16, 2014
  • File Size:
    4.63MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,605
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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DFX Audio Enhancer improves your computer's overall audio quality with five different settings. It can even turn your onboard computer speakers into a more advanced audio playback system.

Pros

Universal audio adjustments: DFX Audio Enhancer can help improve the audio quality of music files as well as video content.

Skin selection: Customize DFX Audio Enhancer's look with a number of onboard skins.

Cons

Unclear options: The three primary modes are Music Type 1, Music Type 2, and Speech. While Speech might be self-explanatory, there is no clear indication as to what separates the two types of music.

Dynamic boost: The dynamic boost control was very finicky. With even a little bit of a boost to this setting, a very noticeable amount of artificial hiss was introduced to the sound.

Bottom Line

If you're currently unhappy with the way your computer sounds, DFX Audio Enhancer will help improve your overall audio quality. Just be careful not to overdo it with the dynamic boost.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of DFX Audio Enhancer 11.302.

 
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4 stars

"works when you buy it"

October 19, 2014  |  By scratchmb

 |  Version: DFX Audio Enhancer 11.105

Pros

It improves audio for my headphones for either the ones I use on my PC and the Sennheiser headphones I have for my TV that I run from my computer through HDMI. Basically, I'm in a tiny apartment, with paper thin walls. So headphones are a must, both so I don't bother the other tenants, and they don't bother me. What it comes down to is my computer and my television is my entertainment system and DFX gives me that big sound. I've created tons of preset templates for audio equalization to appease both sets of headphones for either different genres of music as well as different movie audio formats.

Cons

They don't provide free updates. They keep plugging Max Recorder, which I have already purchased and upgraded as it's a great tool. I also wish they would find a way to recognize me as a customer so they wouldn't keep asking for my email address. Of course I can ignore both of these, but the point is, it is just unprofessional from a company that has a lot of audio technology and DFX Audio Enhancer is simply just a taste. The biggest con is it in not that friendly to get it setup properly in Windows 7. Once I got around all of the nuisance fixes, which I had to do mostly myself, it is incredible. I am not fond of software that is troublesome especially when I pay for it.

Summary

A working version of DFX, and making sure that all of your audio and video programs are plugin compatible with DFX, such as Windows Media, Winamp, and VLC for examples, it really puts a lot of punch into your audio files. The trick is learning how to create user templates for different applications, and knowing how to get the best out of your preferences. Half the fun is tinkering. If you have malware, then you probably downloaded it from a third party site. If you don't know how to get rid of malware, then you shouldn't download anything. It's your choice to own a computer and use the internet. Yet is it also your responsibility to learn how to protect yourself and your computer. If you do, then in truth, you really don't have anything to complain about. Whining is only for the wont of ignorance. Think about it.

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1 stars

"Nag, nag, nag!"

September 15, 2014  |  By DraculX

 |  Version: DFX Audio Enhancer 11.200

Pros

Great sound.

Cons

Nags you to death!

Summary

Once installed and used, this app will nag you every 5 to ten minutes about upgrading to the full PAID version. It will even TURN OFF the sound enhancement during some of these nags. In addition, what I mean by "Nags" are actually little pop-up windows(in addition to turning off the sound enhancement), which remind you that you are not using the full version and supplies two buttons that BOTH link to the DFX website. One goes direct to the purchase page, the other to the home page - to get rid of the pop-up(and turn the enhancement back on), you HAVE to close the pop-up window. Blindly quick-clicking the buttons just doesn't do it, because then you have the app opening your browser(or a new tab in one that is already open). I would NOT suggest using the free version during ANY sort of important or vital work, because of all the interruptions, and program window-switching that happens. In fact, I recommend NOT using this P.O.S. free-ware at ALL! The hassles and trouble are just not worth it.
You can not turn this on and sit down to listen to any audio file or track, because it WILL eventually turn itself OFF! Which forces you to stop whatever you are doing, focus on the idiot pop-up purchase reminder, and then attempt to return to whatever your previous task was - whether it was relaxing and enjoying music, or listening to something while working on your computer.

Unless you intend to purchase this app, AVOID it like a Trojan Virus - it is just a complete and TOTAL waste of your time!

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1 stars

"Too many nags"

July 07, 2014  |  By jangedoo

 |  Version: DFX Audio Enhancer 11.200

Pros

None found

Cons

Frequently (every 5 minutes or so) shows message to buy the full version. Uninstalled within a few hours.

Summary

All it does is increases your volume a bit. But you can achieve this "volume boost" by enabling "Loudness Equalization" of your audio. Go to "Sound" from Control Panel, choose "Speakers", click "Properties", then in the "Enhancements" tab check "Loudness Equalization" and you will have the same sound effect (as far I can tell) as this stupid, constantly nagging software.

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1 stars

"a message keeps popping up every five minutes or so"

June 29, 2014  |  By hshamoun

 |  Version: DFX Audio Enhancer 11.200

Pros

a message keeps popping up every five minutes or so to buy the full version while it almost mutes the sound, it makes it very annoying to watch or listen to anything i uninstalled it immediately.

Cons

a message keeps popping up every five minutes or so to buy the full version while it almost mutes the sound, it makes it very annoying to watch or listen to anything i uninstalled it immediately.

Summary

a message keeps popping up every five minutes or so to buy the full version while it almost mutes the sound, it makes it very annoying to watch or listen to anything i uninstalled it immediately.

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4 stars

"AMAZING PRODUCT,EVEN AT PARTLY FUNCTIONAL FREE VERSION!"

April 12, 2014  |  By sbose64

 |  Version: DFX Audio Enhancer 11.113

Pros

satisfactory enhancement of all the key components of audio playback without distorting it.gives incredible boost to your multimedia speakers that you never imagined existed.and the free lite version gives just half of the full enhancement that seems enough.you can even move the modifying sliders a bit more and save it on your own settings,grea indeed.

Cons

the 15 minutes interval auto deactivation and ask for a buy is too annoying.cant they reduce it to one hour?

Summary

this is a superior audio processing software available from fxsound and compares better than its competitor sandbox from dolby labs.its worth to pay for the fully featured version that enhances the computer audio so awesomely thou many,like me,feel satisfied with the slimmed down free product.qualifies as one of those essential wares for any pc.go for it.

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3 stars

"Not able to adequately evaluate from free trial"

March 27, 2014  |  By Letoria69

 |  Version: DFX Audio Enhancer 11.112

Pros

Hard to tell
Seems user friendly

Cons

Free download extremely limited
Impossible to evaluate whether it's worth buying

Summary

I downloaded the free trial since it looked like something I could use and enjoy. Unfortunately, the free trial offered almost no features for evaluation that might make it worth buying. How can I know if a product is for me if I can't try it out? It's like taking a car for a test drive, and not being able to turn on the sound system, and being able to do the test only on smooth, level road in dry conditions.

In addition, within 20 minutes of trying the program, the pop-ups started reminding me it was a limited free trial. These reappeared every 10 minutes thereafter.

There was no way I was going to shell out the money to buy the program based on such an extremely limited trial run. I will say, when I wrote the company about my concerns, they responded promptly with a understandable explanation for the extremely limited trial. I offered my own suggestions on how to work around their concerns while offering potential consumers a better evaluation experience. They did not respond to that.

In the end, I think they're costing themselves a huge potential market by not allowing a good evaluation. I know I won't buy it based on what I was able to try. If you're willing to shell out your hard-earned $$ without knowing what you're getting, knock yourself out. Remember, Caveat emptor.

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1 stars

"Avoid this one"

March 10, 2014  |  By Mariejack22

 |  Version: DFX Audio Enhancer 11.112

Pros

not a single one

Cons

While it's true you get bugged to buy the full version, biting the bullet and going with the upgraded full version is throwing your money away.

After disabling my firewall and antivirus several times it still wouldn't install. Even got ahold of their support (only took 2 tries) who gave me a link to the same page I'd been trying and of course it still didn't work.

Their old version used to work years ago when they were with Music Match, but since then it's been worthless.

Save yourself the trouble and wasted time and effort trying to get this to work. It didn't do a thing for me.

Summary

Nothing positive about it. Avoid and go with something else or better speakers.

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1 stars

"very buggy software with awful suppoort"

March 09, 2014  |  By moore793

 |  Version: DFX Audio Enhancer 11.112

Pros

When it works, it does make my music sound better

Cons

I paid for the full version of this, and regret it.
1. Does not support multiple users on 1 PC, so when my wife logs onto her windows account, she has zero sound
2. Crashes spectacularly (over 100 dialog boxes) when I connect my bluetooth headset.
I have reported both issues to the developer, with no response. The first issue was reported over a year ago!!

Summary

Dont both, far to buggy

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1 stars

"Absolutely Stupid"

February 28, 2014  |  By Spazydragon

 |  Version: DFX Audio Enhancer 11.112

Pros

Does let you make the sound a little nicer

Cons

"Reminds" you to buy the product constantly
Almost every feature is locked in the free version
That is including the minimize feature
Not worth 40 dollars by any means

Summary

I got the free version because, hey, it was free. I immediately regretted it because of just how terrible the program was.

Almost every feature that I wanted was locked. It kept bugging me about buying the full version. And even the MINIMIZE was locked unless you had full.

From the few features available, it is only really worth it to someone who has 40 dollars to (literally) burn.

The features (Anything locked is in the free version only, of course):
Fidelity Slider
Ambiance Slider (Which seems to do absolutely nothing)
3D Surround Slider (Locked)
Dynamic Boost Slider
Hyperbass Slider
Speaker Setting
Headphone Setting (Locked)
Music Type I Preset
Music Type II Preset
Speech Preset
Minimize (Which, for whatever reason, was locked)

Its also important to note that in the free version all sliders that were unlocked were limited to about 2/3rds of its full setting.

So, it is useless free and by no means worth 40 dollars. It does hardly anything more than the free version. If you do get it you are better off pirating it. But it sucks so bad that pirating it is by no means worth it.

Updated on Feb 28, 2014

Get out of here. You are so clearly a developer of this product.

Anyone reading this review, ignore it completely.

Updated on Feb 28, 2014

That last update was in response to a review clearly submitted by the developer. There is a 5 star review that says "Oh, there are no cons that I can think of." If you find it, ignore it.

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5 stars

"Nags You Too Often to Buy the Full Version"

January 27, 2014  |  By gelmann

 |  Version: DFX Audio Enhancer 11.112

Pros

Better sound.

Cons

Nags You Too Often to Buy the Full Version

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.302
  • Fixed: performance improvements with iTunes integration
  • Fixed: Other miscellaneous bug fixes
General
Publisher FXsound
Publisher web site http://www.fxsound.com/
Release Date October 16, 2014
Date Added October 16, 2014
Version 11.302
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.63MB
File Name dfx11Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,673,927
Downloads Last Week 6,605
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations DFX Plus features disabled
Price $29.99

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