From a simple 10 band equalizer made for Spotify to a volume booster to full-on audiophile applications touting bit-perfect audio output.
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I have received a few requests for apps for Macs and PCs. On occasion a Mac or PC app has made it into a mobile app article, but to date we've covered mostly mobile apps. So I went in search of.
I can get lost for days-on-end doing research online. One search leads to one thing, then another and so-on. While it doesn't bode well for deadlines it's like therapy for me.
As I was cruising around the Web looking for some Mac and PC apps that have been put through the paces for this article, I "stumbled upon" a blog written by two of my old consumer electronics friends, Brent Butterworth and Geoff Morrison. They have been bench testing high-end audio equipment for many years and more importantly listening and judging with discerning ears. To this I tip my hat to them and their blog Tech^2. You should check it out but not just yet! I am including a couple of the apps they have reviewed in the slideshow, plus more.
In this roundup you'll see a couple of products aren't exactly an "apps," but do fit the audiophile category of making music sound better on your PC. And chances are, that if you are an audiophile you're not adverse to tweaking code for the greater cause of better sound.
In doing these articles for well over a year now, I have one complaint. The search for specific category apps for iOS within iTunes is horrendous and the search for Android apps within Google Play is only slightly better. The search for Mac apps on Mac App Store is actually better and the search on the Windows Store is non-existent. The best way to find these specific apps is the good ol' fashioned Google Search.
As always, if you have an app that you have found to be indispensable or just plain fun in your AV life, please share in the comments below
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