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Adam Engst 9 comments

Improve Your Mac’s Audio by Combining Speakers

After his 15-year-old Altec Lansing FX6201 speakers died, Adam Engst figured out how to bond the speakers in his 27-inch iMac and Thunderbolt Display to tide him over until he can decide on the best external replacement speakers.

Fission 2.7.1 Agen Schmitz No comments

Fission 2.7.1

Provides initial compatibility with macOS 12 Monterey and is no longer available in the Mac App Store. ($29 new, free update, 16 MB, macOS 10.13+)

SoundSource 5.3.4 Agen Schmitz No comments

SoundSource 5.3.4

Updates the the Audio Capture Engine and brings several improvements to the audio control utility. ($39 new, free update, 26 MB, macOS 10.13+)

SoundSource 5.3.3 Agen Schmitz No comments

SoundSource 5.3.3

Corrects how the audio control utility handles AirPlay devices and enhances support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. ($39 new, free update, 26 MB, macOS 10.13+)

Airfoil 5.10.3 Agen Schmitz No comments

Airfoil 5.10.3

Updates the Audio Capture Engine to upgrade its sample rate converter and improve drift correction. ($29 new, free update, 34 MB, macOS 10.13+)

SoundSource 5.3.2 Agen Schmitz No comments

SoundSource 5.3.2

Updates the Audio Capture Engine to version 11.7 to improve drift correction and upgrade the sample rate converter. ($39 new, free update, 25.4 MB, macOS 10.13+)

Julio Ojeda-Zapata 11 comments

Apple’s AirPods Max Headphones Are Pricey but Good

You would pay dearly for Apple’s AirPods Max headphones, which at $549 exceed the cost of rival products by $200 or more. But Julio Ojeda-Zapata came away impressed with their stylishness, ruggedness, audio quality, active noise cancellation, design flourishes, and integration with Apple’s ecosystem. They have flaws, but none are deal-breakers.

Audio Hijack 3.8.4 and Piezo 1.7.3 Agen Schmitz No comments

Audio Hijack 3.8.4 and Piezo 1.7.3

Updates the Audio Capture Engine for both audio recording apps. ($49/$19 new, free updates, various sizes, macOS 10.13+)

SoundSource 5.3 Agen Schmitz 1 comment

SoundSource 5.3

Big update for the audio control utility that brings faster device switching with in-app keyboard shortcuts. ($39 new, free update, 24.2 MB, macOS 10.13+)

SoundSource 5.2.1 Agen Schmitz 1 comment

SoundSource 5.2.1

Updates the Audio Capture Engine to work around a macOS issue on M1-based Macs. ($39 new, free update, 23 MB, macOS 10.13+)

Airfoil 5.10.1, Piezo 1.7.1, and Audio Hijack 3.8.1 Agen Schmitz No comments

Airfoil 5.10.1, Piezo 1.7.1, and Audio Hijack 3.8.1

Adds full compatibility with M1-based Macs. ($29/$19 new, free updates, various sizes, macOS 10.13+)

Airfoil 5.10 Agen Schmitz No comments

Airfoil 5.10

Adds full compatibility with macOS 11 Big Sur and initial support for M1-based Macs. ($29 new, free update, 311.5 MB, macOS 10.13+)

Audio Hijack 3.8, Piezo 1.7, and SoundSource 5.2 Agen Schmitz No comments

Audio Hijack 3.8, Piezo 1.7, and SoundSource 5.2

Brings full compatibility with macOS 11 Big Sur to the three Rogue Amoeba audio apps, as well as support for M1-based Macs. ($49/19/39 new, free updates, various sizes, macOS 10.13+)

Fission 2.7 Agen Schmitz No comments

Fission 2.7

Brings initial support for new M1-based Macs. ($29 new, free update, 14.3 MB, macOS 10.13+)

SoundSource 5.1.2 Agen Schmitz No comments

SoundSource 5.1.2

Brings initial compatibility with macOS 11 Big Sur along with improvements and bug fixes. ($39 new, free update, 16 MB, macOS 10.13+)