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Optimize Your Audio

Are your speakers and sound card cranking out the sound quality you expect from them? Find out with SoundCheck 2 from PassMark Software. This handy utility lets you unleash your inner audiophile with all kinds of tests. Discover what frequency ranges your speaker can produce and where your sound card creates distortion. Go to PassMark SoundCheck to download the free 30-day trial version; the program costs $18 to keep. And check out this month's Step-By-Step column on page 192 for more on tweaking your PC's sound.

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