SRS Audio Essentials is a software-based audio mixer that processes the audio stream from different file formats and enhances the sound in impressive ways.
The application offers six different preset modes from audio, movies, and gaming to external speakers, on-board speakers, and headphones. The different configurations create varied audio playback and some audio settings actually work better than their presets depending on what type of video is being watched. SRS Audio Essentials is simple to use with the standard options, but the full version of SRS Audio Essentials features customizable sliders that affect the treble, bass, and sound dimensions.
SRS Audio Essentials also features a simulated 5. Two sets of headphones were used: With iTunes , four different songs from two different genres were tested.
Hip-hop and rock music have comparable audio attributes, and the four songs chosen contain both a good amount of high and lows. The hip-hop songs sounded heavier with the increased bass and the rock songs had new life brought to them with the percussion and smaller recorded sounds becoming more vibrant by SRS Audio Essentials.
SRS Audio Essentials is compatible with most media players and natively works with Windows Media Player while Media Player Classic had to be configured to recognize the program to process the sound. Using three high definition music videos , SRS Audio Essentials again produced more impressive audio.
Using two pop songs and one hip-hop song, SRS Audio Essentials was able to create a wider and more expansive sound. The hip-hop video played with an enjoyable amount of bass and the treble also presented small cues not heard with Realtek High Definition Audio. The only problem with SRS Audio Essentials is that the presets do not work well with music video audio.
In the case of both pop videos, there was a noticeable amount of cracking during playback that sat right behind the melody of the song and even adjusting the advanced option sliders did not remove the issue. A dialogue-heavy movie was also tested and with presets movie and headphones , the audio came across clean and audible. SRS Audio Essentials was also able to create more virtual surround with small background noise like crickets being easily heard.
Containing both an introduction containing lots of dialogue and the game containing a heavy soundtrack, it was the perfect game to test. In the simplest case: While SRS Audio Essentials is not absolute perfection, it is the closest possibility through software. Does not work on Windows Crashes the system on Windows 10 Pro during initial configuration w hile testing audio outputs.
It worked before on Windows 7, but now unusable. Would be nice to mark this product as obsolete and point to a replacement right at the top of description. At least basic options in Demo. Actually I got better sound using my Windows media player enhancements. Coundn't notice no discernable differen ce in sound with SRS turned on. I bought the full version in and the program worked fine, I recently updated to WIN 10, now it does not even work. Kind of pissed about it since I cannot find anything to get into contact with the developer. Waste my time. Slow install, had to mess with my computer's configuration to make the program happy.
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Killed the sound completely, no matter what settings were changed. Couldn't get my sound back until I uninstalled it and rebooted. It's excrement.
No apparent customer support. After several months it became flaky. I uninstalled it and this cured a couple of problems. When I tried to re-install the install program hangs. I used the task manager to kill the install program. SRS has not responded to requests for help. They don't really seem to have a customer support organization. Login or create an account to post a review. The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
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Where to download a free. Coundn't notice no discernable differen ce in sound with SRS turned on. With iTunes , four different songs from two different genres were tested. Disruptive posting: Removal Instructions. Version, Released, Download. Sign in now Forgot password?
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User Reviews. Reviews Current version All versions. Sort Date Most helpful Positive rating Negative rating. Results 1—10 of 30 1 2 3 Next. Pros The product is excellent and really enhances audio. Summary Looks like a corporate scam and I will be a bit more cautious using CNet again.
Reply to this review Was this review helpful? Pros Good sound, really improves my Realtek soundcard. Cons The customer service, their customer policy is that all digital sales are final Summary This is a case of buyer beware because of the company, it's good software, but I would suggest look for an altnerative.
Reply to this review Read reply 1 Was this review helpful? Pros nothing at all Cons all of it everything Summary this and dfx are pathetic Reply to this review Was this review helpful? Pros I have no opinion, because Sandbox did not work. Cons It does not work with my computer. Summary Check out Breakaway, it is much better then any others.
Pros If you have an earlier version then keep it. Pros It can provide a virtual sound surround effect and enhance deep bass. Summary Normal skin with powerful function! Pros It used to be good software Cons Slow install, had to mess with my computer's configuration to make the program happy.