Is there any application to boost the bass levels in all audio output?

I started searching for it because I have a HTC Wildfire phone and loaded Cyanogenmod onto it. In that I have got an application named "DSP Manager" which can dramatically increase bass levels.

I thought it would be very nice if I could get something similar for my MacBook Pro.

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    You could always just use the built in iTunes equalizer found in the Window menu. Or do you need features outside of this?
    – MikelR
    Nov 21, 2011 at 14:52
  • @MikelR - I have tried it. But I would like features outside of it. Nov 22, 2011 at 4:56
  • Since it's become obvious that @cloudlight doesn't want it just for iTunes, I've reworked the question to apply more generally. Nov 22, 2011 at 8:27
  • @JasonSalaz - I was more concerned about iTunes. But its nice to have and know a system wide sound booster application. Nov 22, 2011 at 10:03

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It's a very simple app, costs just $9 on the Mac App Store as of this writing.

We covered this app on the Ask Different Podcast, episode 15. Nathan needed an app to apply a satisfactory EQ output to all system audio, as he's begun to use Spotify more often than iTunes, and Spotify does not have an EQ function built in.

Thus, we have BOOM! A variety of uses (gain/leveling, EQing, etc.), with a simple interface, and a low cost.

  • I would alsoo totally recommend Boom! It's a great app and does exactly the thing you want. Booming the volume or applying an overall EQ-panel of your Mac!
    – Michiel
    Nov 22, 2011 at 8:49
  • Boom is really great about compressing the sound enough, but not so much that it sounds awful from Mac speakers.
    – bmike
    May 24, 2012 at 17:10

I only know of iWOW, which is pretty decent.

  • I tried this right now and It is pretty nice. Nov 22, 2011 at 7:12

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I didn't want to pay to have an equalizer so I developed my own one and giving it away for free! Click here to download eqMac! The app is signed by Apple and works for OSX 10.9 and higher!


Hear is one solution. It is commercial, but a time-restricted demo is available for free. It also works with other apps besides iTunes.

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