Jerry T. Lai/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Sound enhancers are software applications or plugins that are designed to improve the sound quality of your media. This can involve simple settings like balancing the amount of bass and treble emitted from an output or more advanced presets that immerse the listener in high-definition playback. For those who do not want to download any sound enhancing software, Windows already offers preinstalled audio features that can be found within the system’s ‘Control panel’ and do not require any technical knowledge to adjust. Still, there are many sophisticated enhancers available for download over the internet.
Audio Enhancer Bongiovi DPS Plugin
The Bongiovi Digital Power Station plugin treats the entire sound system of the computer it is installed on. This means that the enhancer can transform the way you listen to even streaming Internet videos or Internet communications. The audio technology has a processor that scans audio signals in real time and optimises it for playback. This improves clarity of detail and regulates features like volume and bass response to the particular speaker output it is playing through.
DFX Audio Enhancer
This audio enhancer is an inexpensive plugin for Windows Media Player that features an extremely functional graphical user interface and digital sound-processing variables like 3D Surround Sound, Stereo Ambience, High Fidelity Restoration, Spectrum Analyser and a Preset to Song Association tool that allows the listener to tune the sound for each particular song they play. A limited version of the plugin can be downloaded on a free trial basis before making the £13.30 investment too.
SoundPimp Audio Enhancer
SoundPimp Audio Enhancer is surround sound technology that is ideal for professional audio playback. It contains variables that neutralise and naturalise the sounds coming from your Windows computer, but where it excels as an audio solution is its inclusion of additional driver options that augment the sound performance by communicating with the computer’s soundcard. Utilising Java Audio Engine, ASIO4All or Jack for Windows, you can bypass any inbuilt Windows audio functions in order to receive best possible impact from the enhancer.
Breakaway Audio Enhancer
Audio is mixed down automatically with the Breakaway Audio Enhancer depending on the frequency of the audio. It does this using intelligent adjustment of volume dynamics and equalisation. The digital remastering processors work thousands of times per second keeping all variables spectrally balanced. Breakaway boast that their program is the “same professional technology used by DJs, radio stations and webcasters.” The high-tech multi-band dynamics go some way to proving this.
- Jerry T. Lai/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images