DFX Audio Enhancer

DFX Audio Enhancer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 187 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.109
  • Total Downloads:
    2,714,736
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 10, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (DFX Plus features disabled); $29.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    4.63MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,834
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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We don't really understand the mathematical mojo that powers this nifty Winamp plug-in, but we do know it makes audio files sound crystal clear. Here's the basic explanation: DFX for Winamp uses digital-signal-processing algorithms to replace high frequencies, restore lost or diminished stereo depth, increase the perceived loudness of the audio, and add rich bass sound. The result is Internet radio and compressed audio files (such as MP3s) that sound much cleaner and richer. You won't have to dig into a mess of settings to get results, since DFX for Winamp uses only a few sliders and buttons. The full version also includes 39 presets for different kinds of music, though unfortunately, the demo lets you use only three. It also disables the 3D-surround feature, which supposedly creates a surround-sound effect from a normal two-speaker setup. Nevertheless, even the trial version of DFX for Winamp makes your MP3s sound much, much better. On top of that, it's free, and you can use it as long as you want. So what are you waiting for?
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.7

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    3.3

    out of 187 votes

    • 5 star 69
    • 4 star 36
    • 3 star 18
    • 2 star 13
    • 1 star 51
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5 stars

"Works! I didn't expect it at first but now I'm pleased."

November 05, 2013  |  By freshflowers

 |  Version: DFX Audio Enhancer 11.109

Pros

Made the sound more pleasing to hear.

Cons

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1 stars

"AVOID!!! AUTO DOWNLOADS SEARCH HIJACKER"

August 23, 2013  |  By PETER_BAX

 |  Version: DFX Audio Enhancer 11.109

Pros

It amplifies sound. There are better programmes out there.

Cons

IT AUTOMICALLY HIJACKS YOUR SEARCH ENGINE & DOWNLOADS MYSEARCHDIAL.COM, WHICH HIJACKS YOUR DEFAULT SEARCH ENGINE & MODIFIES ALL YOUR FILES.
TAKES FOREVER TO CORRECT YOUR SYSTEM.

AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE !!!

Summary

NEXT BEST THING TO A VIRUS INSTALLER

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4 stars

"i mean wow .totally rocked the sound"

August 21, 2013  |  By sajib801

 |  Version: DFX Audio Enhancer 11.109

Pros

it does what it is told to do.its way better than many cheap Chinese sound card .as a guitar player my ears are more sensitive to each guitar sound & this software actually knows how not to complicate things & with little 5 tweaks your audio could jump from 20 To 90 in audion quality in matter of seconds .Its 3d effects actually music more enjoyable in the long run..almost 2.5Mb memory usage(laugh)

Cons

remember to uncheck music player's equalizer otherwise its bass don't work perfectly .can't find much you can't expect more from this tiny software i might not even buy a sound card after hearing what it can do

Summary

i really loved it .i don't know what else i can expect from a audio enhancer yeah maybe $200 audio card can change my mind but what i see review of other $120 sound card this software can't be that much worse .moreover compare to other sound card this don't need any plugging headphone just use a simple click to switch to headphone mode

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1 stars

"Uses 100% physical Memory Resources"

July 29, 2013  |  By gdaontour

 |  Version: DFX Audio Enhancer 11.109

Pros

Nothing to say here.

Cons

I purchased this thinking it would help in my sound quality. But it did this at quite an expense. I hav4 gigabyte of ram on a Vista 64 bit system and find that after an hour or so, my physical memory is almost 100% used up. After suffering with this for quite some time, I recently performed a Task Manager check and sorted the diagnostics by memory ussage after I noticed it at near 100% I find that Audioessentials.exe was using over 3.75 gigabytes of memory.

Summary

Poor memory management usage on the part of the designers of this system. I will now remove this from my system out of necessity. My system has done nothing but crash since installing this software.

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5 stars

"Excellent Product"

June 06, 2013  |  By rath67

 |  Version: DFX Audio Enhancer 11.109

Pros

A simple, easy to use interface that is very effective in sound modification.

Cons

I don't know why people are bashing this product, even about the price, I pay attention to the EDITIORS reviews a lot more that the customers reviews because they seldom, if ever match. The Editiors reviews are always higher.

Summary

I cannot believe what a difference this software made to the audio quality of my computer with the SAME hardware and speakers. Honestly, if someone would have told me this prior to me actually trying it, I never would have believed it. I tried this product because it was rated #1 in plugins, and I couldn't agree more.

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1 stars

"Joyous. Don't install"

April 10, 2013  |  By Purrrfect

 |  Version: DFX Audio Enhancer 11.109

Pros

Sound > No soundcard? Simple to download and delightful for the earholes.

Cons

"Zero-Spam"? Spammed continuously with "upgrade to DFX plus". This is a demo. All functionality blocked. Look elsewhere. Shame because it's very good >.<

Summary

Save your money and buy a soundcard

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2 stars

"Overpriced. Check out ProfoundSound - it's only $5!"

April 03, 2013  |  By King_of_Sound

 |  Version: DFX Audio Enhancer 11.109

Pros

1. It uninstalled...

Cons

1. I really think it was overpriced and the quality wasn't even that good.

Summary

Seriously look into ProfoundSound. I tried it on my laptop and was amazed at the improvements. Plus it's only $5!

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3 stars

"O.K. for a freebee"

February 21, 2013  |  By BigB61

 |  Version: DFX Audio Enhancer 11.109

Pros

It does enhance the sound quality somewhat

Cons

It inserts itself as your main speaker controller and options are severely limited

Summary

If you don't care about software taking control of things without asking permission or offering options, go for it

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4 stars

"Great Audio Enhancer even out of the box."

February 11, 2013  |  By djnforce9

 |  Version: DFX Audio Enhancer 11.109

Pros

- Hooks into the Windows audio system thereby making it work with ANY application (e.g. Web browser, media player, PC games, etc). Also works alongside other audio enhancers that come with your sound card and/or media player if you choose to use them as well.
- Works with multi-channel audio systems including 5.1 and 7.1 surround (and does NOT downsample to stereo).
- Very light-weight; does not put excessive load on system resources; latency/buffer is adjustable too.
- Since the newer versions, the dynamic boost and hyperbass do not produce clipping even when maxed out.
- Very straightforward user interface with a lot of presets to suit all personal tastes

Cons

- Treble can be a little harsh but you can always reduce or even disable the "Fidelity" slider to compensate.
- Customer support is VERY slow at responding to e-mails (sometimes over a month before you get a response which is unacceptable)
- Headphones mode seems to degrade the sound quality. I'd recommend keeping it on "Speakers" even if you are using headphones.

Summary

As my One-line summary states, it's a great audio enhancer right out of the box and there are plenty of presets to choose in order to appeal to your personal taste. Even if the under-lying technology is very simple (I wouldn't know this for sure), it works as advertised and does its job well.

Unlike what another reviewer stated, it DOES NOT disable itself and demand you pay an "upgrade fee". Instead, you are required to pay for any major update such as going from v10.x to v11.x but can continue using your existing installation (in this example, 10.x) if you'd like.

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1 stars

"50% Downtime, Absolutely No Support. Scam Promotions!"

February 06, 2013  |  By jerryiam

 |  Version: DFX Audio Enhancer 11.109

Pros

Work great when it works!

Cons

During 2 Years DFX had 50% Downtime, No support ay all! They did not reply to any emails asking for help except for once - One Year Later! Their latest promotion is a scam; they disable your DFX and then ask you to pay extra for their upgrade which will fix the problem they created. All the downloads and customer dissatisfaction is more like 2 years of torture. You are better off not getting this defective software and service - as there is no service.

Summary

During the 2 Years DFX had 50% Downtime, No support ay all! They did not reply to any emails asking for help except for once - One Year Later! Their latest promotion is a scam; they disable your DFX and then ask you to pay extra for their upgrade which will fix the problem they created. All the downloads and customer dissatisfaction is more like 2 years of torture. You are better off not getting this defective software and service - as there is no service.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.109
Version 11.109 improves iTunes integration performance and fixes bugs.
General
Publisher FXsound
Publisher web site http://www.fxsound.com/
Release Date April 15, 2013
Date Added January 10, 2013
Version 11.109
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.63MB
File Name dfx11Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,714,736
Downloads Last Week 5,834
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations DFX Plus features disabled
Price $29.99

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