SRS Audio Sandbox version 18.104.22.168 is a plugin application that can help enhance your audio experience even with two speakers or a headphone. The software improves bass, creates a virtual surround sound system, and helps gives body to otherwise flat audio. The software has now been upgraded to SRS HD Audio Lab version 1.0.71.
It acts as an audio plugin to the media player being used. The user has the option to select the output device (speakers or headphones), and the application streams the audio and improves its quality before it reaches the audio device. Some of the features of SRS HD Audio Lab are already bundled together with MS Windows Media Player. The trial version is free to download whereas the plugin itself is available for $29.99.
There were a few reported problems with the application not being downloaded and installed properly in Windows 7, but with SRS Audio Sandbox being replaced with SRS HD Audio Lab, that problem has been taken care of.
The UI is animated and sleek in appearance. It is easy to understand, the users will not have to spend too much time configuring the sound, all you have to do is select your output device and the kind of bass and sound quality will be configured for you. Advanced users have the option to change the configuration. The plugin enhances the audio experience for gamers, movie, and/or song enthusiasts alike.
The main features include:* Realistic surround sound (even when there are only two speakers) * Deep and rich bass (even for small speakers) * Compatibility with all major sound cards and media players * Special options to get the most out of your headphone experience
The current market position of SRS HD Audio Lab version 1.0.71 is that it is gaining popularity and increasing its market share as compared to its competitors. When SRS Audio Sandbox version 22.214.171.124 started clashing with different operating systems and media players, there were several angry reviews from customers who paid about the same price for the product. HD Audio Lab has most certainly improved the consumer perspective about the product.
SRS HD Audio Lab is a great improvement from SRS Audio Sandbox. It is highly recommended for gamers, music enthusiast and movie enthusiast who wish to enjoy an enhanced sound experience on their headphones or on their two speaker sound systems without buying a surround sound system.