Ear Candy Alternatives

    Ear Candy is described as 'sound level manager that nicely fades applications in and out based on their profile and window focus' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are nine alternatives to Ear Candy for Windows, Linux, Mac and Windows S. The best alternative is EarTrumpet, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ear Candy are Volume2 (Free), Volti (Free, Open Source), Audio Sliders (Freemium) and Sound Volume Hotkeys (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 17, 2021

    1. EarTrumpet is a powerful volume control app for Windows Features • Visualize audio with multi-channel aware peaking • Standalone volume mixer • Move apps between playback devices • Default playback device management • Automatic updates via the Microsoft Store • Support...
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    2. Volume2 is an advanced Windows audio mixer, a complete replacement for the standard Volume Control. This application lets you easily change the sound volume just by rotating the mouse wheel or by using keyboard hot keys or just mouse move on screen border.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Volti is an GTK+ application for controlling audio volume from system tray/notification area.
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    3. Audio Sliders is a audio control panel that is much smaller than and yet far more feature-rich than the standard Windows version. Features include...
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    4. This tool allows to control sound volume using system-wide hotkeys. Customizable on-screen sound volume indicator will show you the current level. Currently supported Windows Versions: Windows 2000, XP or Vista
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    5. Power Mixer is a complete Windows volume control replacement. It includes audio mixer, scheduler, hot keys support, command line support, the ability to store and recall different presets.
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    6. Volume Icon aims to be a lightweight volume control that sits in your systray. It is often used in conjuction with the lightweight tint2 panel/taskbar.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      iVol is a program you can use to adjust the sound volume of your computer in an extremely easy way. Just press your mouse wheel and scroll it up or down. You do not even have to move your hand! In addition, it also supports Shift+Wheel as an alternative.


      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 3.4c, released in August 2007, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine

      • Mac
      SoundBunny allows you to control the volume level for all open applications on your Mac. You can set the volume high for a movie or game you're playing, while setting the volume low for your Mail alerts or notifications.
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