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Help for those of us who have hearing imbalance using Asynchronous DACs

post #1 of 4
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Hello guys and gals 

 

As far as I know all DACs with asynchronous USB implementation take over the volume output of the computer/laptop I am using. However, as I do have a slight hearing imbalance is there a certain music player that will allow me to set the balance? The only DAC that does it for me is ODAC and I am able to tilt the volume slightly to the left to adjust my hearing. But I'd like to be able to use higher end DACs to accommodate to my hearing imbalance. However most DACs disable that option for me. 

 

Right now I am able to do this with IOS7 devices as the operating system allows one to adjust the output balance even using iDevice compatible DACs. But usually I need something like Centrance hifiM8 or CLAS to use as a bridge if I need to use a better desktop DAC which sometimes is cumbersome. So I'd like to be able to alter that output volume problem on my Macs. 

 

So any help on this is appreciated. 

 

Thank you 

post #2 of 4

Have you ever tried soundflower? http://soundflower.en.softonic.com/mac.  It allows for system volume controls with pretty much any device, so I'd imagine it should also allow balance.  You set soundflower as the default device in System Preferences-> Sound, then in soundflower's settings choose the device you want audio sent to.

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 

Thank you for the recommendation. But unfortunately it didn't work. 

post #4 of 4

Well, darn.  Thats too bad.  What media player do you currently use?  As far as media players I know of, I know JRiver (http://www.jriver.com) has this option.  It's a paid application, but works really well and has a ton of easy to use built-in features.  I've personally used this particular feature on the Windows version a few times, but have never tried the Mac version.  I think they have a free-trial download though.

 

I'd also bet you could probably find a plug-in that would offer some options for something free though, like WinAmp (http://www.winamp.com/mac).

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