Airfoil for Mac is an innovative audio management application that quickly streams audio from your Mac to AirPort devices including TVs and computers. Aside from some synchronization issues, Airfoil offers an entirely unique experience.
Great interface: This program hosts an attractive and uncomplicated interface that makes it easy to find audio and Airport devices. The Airfoil Video Player is well-built and offers you an excellent drag-and-drop feature as well as the ability to search online for videos from within the program.
Audio management tools: You are sure to love the equalizer and other audio control tools contained within Airfoil. These come with many options including presets like Acoustic or Jazz, and we were impressed that audio volume for individual devices could also be managed with this program.
Supports many sources: The best feature offered by Airfoil for Mac is its ability to connect multiple audio sources with your Airport Express. This is revolutionary because it allows you to not only share audio with Mac products, but also with other devices, like Windows computer, that have the Airfoil speaker software installed.
Playback issues: We experienced audio delay on a few rare occasions, and although these were small errors, the time it takes to properly synchronize audio and video will heavily detract from your enjoyment of Airfoil.
The features offered by Airfoil for Mac are matchless, and once you get through any performance issues, you will be very satisfied with this program. Anyone who listens to music throughout the house or occasionally hosts guests will find Airfoil for Mac useful.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Airfoil for Mac 4.8.8.
Fix for Audio Playback Issues When Using Volume Overdrive
Audio corruption which could occur when using the Effect's window's "Volume Overdrive" functionality has been corrected. Audio playback should now sound correct in all setups.
The "Volume" slider in the Effects window once again has a detent (sticking point) at 100%. The "Balance" slider has also been updated, to better indicate the current setting.
The "Volume" and "Balance" controls now correctly reset to their defaults when double-clicked.
Several improvements have been made to labeling in the "Effects" window, to improve usability for VoiceOver users.
Send any audio to AirPort Express units, Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs, all in sync! It's your audio everywhere. With Airfoil you can take audio from any application and send to your AirPort Express units, as well as Apple TVs, and even other Macs and PCs running Airfoil Speakers! Transmit audio from RealPlayer, Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, and other media players. Send audio from web-based applications like Pandora, Last.fm, and other to the AirPort Express. You can even stream audio from audio devices like RadioSHARK, XM and Sirius radios, around your house.