SoundSource is “sound control so good, it ought to be built in.” It is a menu bar app that makes it easy to switch input and output devices, adjust levels, and add effects like an equalizer.
Regular video calls and recordings mean I want to hear and be heard - SoundSource makes that easier for me. Two features I particularly appreciate:
- Super Volume Keys makes the volume keys work when you connect your headphones through an external display or dock.
- Custom Profiles for Headphone EQ can be used to make loud outputs quieter so that the volume keys are useful.
This is the custom profile I created for my CalDigit dock because the audio output was too loud at even the lowest setting.
Preamp: -15.0 dB Filter 1: On PK Fc 0 Hz Gain 0 dB Q 1
It would make my day if SoundSource would remember the last used Headphone EQ for each output device so that I don’t switch profile manually.