SRS Labs on Thursday announced the release of
iWOW 2, a new version of its plug-in for Apple’s iTunes software that it says enhances the quality of audio played through iTunes. iWOW 2 costs $19.99; users of the older version can upgrade for $11.99.
iWOW 2 utilizes SRS Labs’ audio enhancement technology to provide full 3D audio using iTunes, according to the company. New to the version 2 release are new preset options that you can specify for songs, videos and podcasts. SRS Labs has created specific presets for podcasts, techno and acoustic music and three new playback settings for videos.
Also new in this release is a “Movie Mode” that provides “virtual surround sound” over a pair of regular headphones. SRS WOW HD can expand the size of the audio image both in the horizontal and vertical sound field to help create a deeper and more rich bass response, said the company.
iWOW 2 requires a Mac running Mac OS X v10.2 or later with iTunes 6 or later.