What are the best sound booster software for Windows?

Nothing beats a good pair of headset and an amazing sound booster and equalizer. Calling all audiophiles out there, let's help HERB SWANSON compile a list of the best sound booster software for Windows--be it a bass amplifier, a volume enhancer, or just an equalizer. Drop your suggestions below!

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    #1FxSound Premium

    FxSound Premium

    FxSound Premium functions both as a sound booster and an enhancer that runs on Windows OS. It lets users customize and adjust their sounds to their preference using built-in tools.

    Software

    Windows

    $49.99

    William Estrada
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I was skeptical when I first downloaded this but it's actually really impressive. It was able to clean up several old "dirty" recordings I had basically given up on."
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    #2Equalizer APO

    Equalizer APO

    Equalizer APO is a graphic equalizer compatible with Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. This equalizer features multiple channels, low latency, modular graphic user interface, VST plugin support, and integration into Voicemeeter.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Kimberly Willis
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "For Windows users, this perfectly works on Windows 10. I was actually looking for a sound booster but I realize I need an equalizer more than I need a booster. I thought of increasing the volume but I never thought of retaining the quality of the audio. So this is my choice. "
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    #3Letasoft

    Letasoft

    When it comes sound boosting, the Letasoft is a software that lets users raise the volume of an audio file--be it a song or a recording--to a maximum level without reducing the quality.

    Software

    Web

    $19.95- Varies by plan

    Theresa Perry
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Letasoft looks very amateurish with its Comic Sans MS font. And the program is certainly not worth the price. There are many ways to boost volume without paying."

WHAT'S THE MEANING?

An equalizer is a device or a program that allows the balance between sound wave frequencies to be adjusted. It adjusts the loudness of specific frequencies of sound, “cutting” and “boosting” them to get the best possible acoustic experience. Equalizers are used to customize how audio will sound like in specific places with specific configurations. For example, for a room that doesn’t respond well to bass frequencies, the equalizer can be used to boost the loudness of the bass frequencies to “equalize” the sound. Equalizer settings are also fixed for different genres and songs. Early equalizers were huge machines inside recording studios, but nowadays it can fit into smartphones, as there are dozens of equalizer apps online.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that just like with photos, you can also put some filter to a sound? Say hi to the concept of EQ (equalization). Imagine photographers wanting to enhance the appearance of their final work by adjusting the colors, lighting, and everything--that's basically much the same for sound engineers. EQ isn't just about sound boosting, it is more of refining. It is also where a sound engineer alters or manipulates the sound frequency through an equalizer. Perhaps, any sound engineer would agree with the rule "less is more" when it comes to Equalization 101. Thanks to technology, you can now do this even on your smartphones through the best sound enhancer apps.

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    #4Breakaway Audio Enhancer

    Breakaway Audio Enhancer

    Adjust and make your audio recordings clearer with Breakaway Audio Enhancer with its volume-increasing tools while keeping everything, including the sound quality, in control.

    Software

    Windows

    $29.95- Free trial available

    Ralph Gilbert
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "More than just a volume and a sound booster, this is an AUDIO ENHANCER. That means it doesn't only increase the volume of your audio but also clarifies it. The good thing with this is I get to control music in some web browsers and games. For once, when watching a show on hulu, increasing the volume would crank up the sound but this does the job well."
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    #5Bongiovi DPS

    Bongiovi DPS

    Bongiovi DPS is a fully-functional audio enhancer and volume booster that works well in desktop and laptop, as long as it runs on Windows OS. It also lets you add more bass.

    Software

    Windows

    $29.99- Free trial available

    Jeffrey Herrera
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "I am recommending this as one of the best sound boosters for PC just because I am fond of increasing the bass of any song for ready for remixing. The deep bass virtual subwoofer feature functions as a great volume booster. "
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    #6SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 13

    SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 13

    Add effects to your audio recordings and re-mixed songs with this sound enhancer by Sony. The SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 13 software is an effective volume increaser and remasterer.

    Software

    Windows

    $68.12

    Rachel Porter
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "I am an aspiring artist and this helped me a lot in restoring and editing my audio recordings on my Windows pc. I also produce podcast contents so it is of big help. A friend told me this could also digitize some vinyl. I haven't tried it yet tho. Overall, good job!"
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    #7Boom

    Boom

    Boom is a music player and equalizer with an easy interface that improves the quality of sound of your devices. Live an immersive musical experience with personalized presets listening to music stored in your phone's library, Dropbox and Google Drive.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jonathan May
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "Compared to the previous version of boom, the sound has really increased. I switched from windows to mac and yet, it also works just as fine in Mojave Mac operating system."
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    #8Volume Booster

    Volume Booster

    Volume Booster is a free Google Chrome extension created by Alexander K. Cheng. It can enhance audio of computers up to four times its original loudness. 

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Timothy Walters
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I think the best sound booster software for Windows is Volume Booster. It's a free Google Chrome extension that enhances the audio of computers up to four times its original loudness. It works great and with it being an extension for Chrome it's super easy to install and run. "

Summary

Best What are the best sound booster software for Windows
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1FxSound PremiumSoftware 11 Paid
2Equalizer APOSoftware 2 Free
3LetasoftSoftware 1 Paid
4Breakaway Audio EnhancerSoftware 0 Paid
5Bongiovi DPSSoftware 0 Paid
6SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 13Software 0 Paid
7BoomApps 0 Free
8Volume BoosterSoftware -2 Free
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